Heritage Audio BritStrip Channel Strip with Diode Bridge Compressor

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BRITSTRIP

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Introducing the Heritage Audio BritStrip - the culmination of 50 years of analog design in a single rack unit. Britstrip nails the sound of yesterday's iconic recordings for today's demanding engineers. The BritStrip combines a real-deal 73 mic preamplifier, an expanded 73 equalizer, a discrete Class-A DI, and the infamous diode bridge compressor from the Heritage Audio Successor.

THE MIC PREAMP THAT MEETS ALL THE DEMANDS

The BritStrip starts with the same preamp as the 73JR, with a new custom input transformer co-designed with Carnhill and exclusively made for Heritage Audio in the St Ives factory. The preamp also features a custom Carnhill St Ives output transformer, which completes it's all discrete, Class-A, 3-gain stage design. The preamp features 80 dB of gain, 20dB pad, phase reversal and an impedance switch for 1200 or 300 ohm input.

THE DISCRETE CLASS-A DI

The DI is also taken from the highly acclaimed design found in the Heritage Audio 73JR, an all-discrete Class-A JFET circuit in front of the microphone transformer, giving you all of the color and weight you could ask for. The DI also includes a passive thru output to feed a separate amplifier.

AN EXPANDED 73 EQUALIZER

The BritStrip eq features 3 Vinkor pot core inductors in the mid band and high pass filter sections. The impact is hard to believe with extreme boosts being exceptionally musical. The mid band is great for sculpting fat and punchy snare, kick, guitars, vocals - you name it! No need to be subtle like you would with most eqs - BritStrip doesn't sound phasey or loses headroom in extreme settings. The inductor-based low-pass filter, directly taken from the 73 design, lets you control out of range low end - without affecting the quality of your desired frequencies. The high and low shelves have been extended to include a bell mode - making them more versatile than ever before.

A SUCCESSOR-LIKE COMPRESSOR

The diode bridge bus compressor needs little introduction, as it's the same compressor found in the multi award-nominated Heritage Audio Successor. Diode bridge compression, a 60 year old patent, took on a whole new life with the expanded features and incredible fast attack/release times of the Successor. With BritStrip, this powerful compressor design is perfect to use for tracking, thanks to it's blend control and elaborate sidechain filter. This gives you plenty of tracking potential, as you can give instruments that "record-ready" dynamics as performers monitor - giving them a finished "real-time feel" as they perform. The compressor section provides plenty of sidechain flexibility, with 5 frequency options, and an external sidechain input. And if that weren't enough flexibility, 2 BritStrips can have their compressors linked for the ultimate stereo tracking solution.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
• Maximum input level: Over +22 dBu
• Maximum output level: Over +25.5 dBu into 600 ohms.
• MIC Input EIN: -125 dBu @ 60dB.
• Mic Input impedance: 300 or 1200 ohm selectable.
• DI Input impedance: Greater than 2 Megaohms.
• THD+N (50Hz- 20Khz): DYNAMIC IN not engaged, less than 0.07% at
+20dBu.
• Frequency response: +- 0.5dB, 15Hz- 30Khz.
• Line Input impedance: 10Kohms, transformer balanced and floating.
• Output impedance: Less than 75 ohms, transformer balanced and
floating, Class A driven.
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