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Title: Ecoplate restoration and RCA 86-A1 broadcast limiter manual
Post by: acrossen on March 31, 2006, 02:04:36 PM
Hi everyone,

I've learned a lot on this board.  I built an 1176 using mnats's boards, a couple of Reamps, a 4-channel rackmount phantom power supply for my Ampex MX-10, and am currently working on:

- Electronics for my Ecoplate plate reverb:  Restoration site (http://www.floorbirds.com/crossenstreams/plate_reverb_restoration/)

- Restoring an RCA 86-A1 broadcast limiter:  RCA 86-A1 limiter site and manual (http://www.floorbirds.com/crossenstreams/rca_86a-1/)

I wanted to give something back, so I thought I'd drop you guys pointers to Web sites I've built about these projects.

Additionally, I haven't seen a manual or schematic on the Web for the RCA 86-A1 limiter, so I thought I'd add these to the knowledge collective.  This beautiful compressor is from the late 1940s, and is a good example of equipment made to last a lifetime.  A little freshening up and it'll be back in service for another 50 years!

Cheers,
Andy
Title: Ecoplate restoration and RCA 86-A1 broadcast limiter manual
Post by: radiance on March 31, 2006, 02:10:07 PM
Thanks! These website's are a great source of insperation...
Title: Re: Ecoplate restoration and RCA 86-A1 broadcast limiter manual
Post by: mg73 on May 24, 2016, 03:21:48 AM
Anyone have a updated version of this,
looking for RCA manual.
Title: Re: Ecoplate restoration and RCA 86-A1 broadcast limiter manual
Post by: mjrippe on May 24, 2016, 11:16:48 AM
86-A1 Schematic is in the Technical Documents section of GDIY:
http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=44740.msg560803#msg560803

I have an 86-B manual in PDF format.  PM me with your email address for a copy.