Become a member
Become a member

or
Continue with Google
Log in
Log in

or
Log in using a Google account
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • My wishlist
CBS Audimax
Images
1/9

All user reviews for the CBS Audimax

Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums
Not satisfied with those reviews?
Filter
Keywords
Average Score:
(5/5 based on 1 review)
1 review
100 %
Write a user review
Users reviews
  • moosersmoosers

    CBS AudimaxPublished on 07/22/10 at 18:19
    The CBS Audimax is a really old compressor/limiter. When I say old, I mean that this is about as old of a compressor as you'll find, and you really won't find too many of them around anymore. I don't know much at all about the origins of the Audimax, except that it was used back in the day in the simplest way that you can use a compressor. This is an all analog piece of gear, and I'm not sure on the connections of it since the one I've used was hooked into a patch bay for connecting. It is rack mountable, but will take up four spaces in a traditional casing.

    UTILIZATION

    There isn't much at all that you need to know in order to use the CBS Audimax. It's got a really simple conf…
    Read more
    The CBS Audimax is a really old compressor/limiter. When I say old, I mean that this is about as old of a compressor as you'll find, and you really won't find too many of them around anymore. I don't know much at all about the origins of the Audimax, except that it was used back in the day in the simplest way that you can use a compressor. This is an all analog piece of gear, and I'm not sure on the connections of it since the one I've used was hooked into a patch bay for connecting. It is rack mountable, but will take up four spaces in a traditional casing.

    UTILIZATION

    There isn't much at all that you need to know in order to use the CBS Audimax. It's got a really simple configuration, with only two parameters. The parameters it has are in the form of large knobs for controlling the input level and for setting the function. That's really all that there is to it, so pretty much any engineer should be able to use it right off the bat without any assistance from a manual or elsewhere.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The CBS Audimax definitely sounds it's age to say the least. This is a very old school sounding compressor, as it's got a lot of grit and girth to it. I've only had the chance to use the Audimax on bass guitar, vocals, and a room microphone for drums during a mixing project. While I don't think that I'd use the Audimax in a traditional sort of setting, if I'm looking to add some vintage coloring to the sound, this is the place that I'll go first when available. It's a great one stop shop for giving your source an old school type of sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Getting your hands on a CBS Audimax definitely will not be easy if that's what you're after, but they can be found every now and again. From what I have been told, these were in recording and broadcast studios in the 1950's and 60's. While there isn't much control over your sound, the sound that you can get is pretty awesome when used in the right situations. If you ever get a chance to use the CBS Audimax, definitely take advantage of using this vintage compressor.
    See less
cookies
We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent
These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Example: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).
Google Analytics
We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.
Advertising
This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Examples: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).

Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it. When this parameter is activated, no personal information is sent to Google and the IP addresses are anonymized.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest.


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.
You can also find information about how Google uses personal data by following this link.