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Heritage Audio Announces the HA-609 Diode Bridge Compressor
Old 9th December 2019
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Heritage Audio Announces the HA-609 Diode Bridge Compressor

Heritage Audio is proud to announce the all new HA-609A, a modern, improved take on the classic tracking/mixing diode bridge compressor. As with the other products in their Elite Series, the HA-609A takes advantage of the latest in manufacturing technology to offer an unprecedented value without compromising audio quality β€” all built at the Heritage factory in Spain.

The HA-609A is a modern take on the classic transformer coupled diode bridge compressor/limiter design, with several improvements brought in to accommodate the modern workflow. While some classic iterations of this design utilized some IC chips and a class A/B amplifier stage; the HA-609A features an entirely discrete, class A design and a total of three Carnhill/St Ives transformers per channel.

The addition of a fast attack mode for both the compressor and limiter section allow the HA-609A the flexibility to handle individual tracks as well as groups and 2-bus program material. Thanks to a proprietary system of diode bridge matching, the HA-609A has better channel matching than any earlier incarnations; while the use of rotary switches and high quality, stepped pots allow for easy recall and maintain a perfect stereo image.

Price is $1799 and AVAILABLE NOW!
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Old 9th December 2019
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Looks interesting; good price point.
Old 9th December 2019
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I was set on getting a Successor and now this comes up...looks great, can’t wait to hear it
Old 9th December 2019
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I would love to take this box for a test drive
Old 9th December 2019
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Is this an upgrade version of Successor comp?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by idmmer417 ➑️
Is this an upgrade version of Successor comp?
no completely different compressor. i personally prefer the 609 for tracking purposes and the successor for mix bus duties.
Old 9th December 2019
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This will be a hit if it sounds right. Great price point.
Old 9th December 2019
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I'd like to know where the differences between this one and the Successor lies
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Quote:
Originally Posted by midmost ➑️
I'd like to know where the differences between this one and the Successor lies
Same here.
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I'd like to know where the differences between this one and the Successor lies
The control scheme. Set exactly the same, the would sound the same. The successor has a feature set more suited to bus duties.
Old 10th December 2019
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When it comes to my preferred store ( payment plan ) I will purchase.
Old 10th December 2019
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sweet!
Old 10th December 2019
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One of the differences.

The Successor has Carnhill transformers in and out.

The 609 has Class A design and 3 Carnhill and St.Ives transformers per channel.

Cheers
Old 11th December 2019
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

Surprised by this released. I did not pull the trigger on the successor after reading the average opinions but maybe this one with its two channels althought i dont understand (and dont like) the music in the clip that does not sound good or interesting at least to me and does not reminds me the 70's at all...
Old 11th December 2019
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I miss my vintage design. So this might do it.
Old 12th December 2019
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Very interested in this. Can we get some feedback from early adopters in here already, please?
Old 12th December 2019
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Sound samples at a minimum these days!
Old 13th December 2019
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Successor is comp only, this one can do limiting +comp at the same time, plus dual mono allow to put it in an ms matrix... can be awesome !!
Old 14th December 2019
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No hp filter
Old 14th December 2019
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Awwwww yeah. My favorite store has it. Friday I'll be picking one up.
Old 14th December 2019
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I wonder if combining this with a Successor (one on an instrument bus, and one on the 2-bus) would be too much?
Old 14th December 2019
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The marketting dept. played the same music as a demo on both the successor and the 609.

Not going to tell you to much.

Cheers
Old 15th December 2019
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why no HP filter?
Old 16th December 2019
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The Neve unit also lacks a HP filter, fyi.
Old 16th December 2019
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Whenever I've used a 33609 I never felt that I was missing a sidechain filter. Something about the way it made the low end kind of pillowy and smooth was something I liked it for. With that said, in this day and age it's nice to see upgrades like filters and mix-dry options. But it is what it is...
Old 16th December 2019
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Mix would be a game changer
Old 16th December 2019
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I know it’s dependent on setup, but running this as a hardware insert in PT, I can just high pass with a plugin before the signal hits the comp.

But yes, mix knob would be delightful...
Old 16th December 2019
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Quote:
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Mix would be a game changer

Quote:
Originally Posted by ManMulcahy ➑️
I know it’s dependent on setup, but running this as a hardware insert in PT, I can just high pass with a plugin before the signal hits the comp.

But yes, mix knob would be delightful...
well said, let's wait to hear how good it is!
Any new video around?
Old 20th December 2019
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just sold my beautiful 32264's.$9k.

HA 609.1800 bucks.curious to see if these are sounding right.
the latest ams neve 33609 N was a major dissapointment.compared to the real deal they sound waay off.
made me angry they even sell those.
Old 20th December 2019
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Got one of these on a lark to try out and really liking the sound thus far. Haven't tried the N. Found I preferred the sonics of this to the Successor I was comparing it to which seemed a little more midrangy.

It's been awhile since I've used a proper Neve 33609 but the Heritage seems to have a little more low end heft than I remember them having. Not super 2254 thickness but def big sounding and smooth with a nice low end and top.
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