Fairchild Recording Equipment Corporation
|Founded||1931Whitestone, Queens, New York, United Statesin|
|Products||Amplifiers, audio compressors|
Fairchild's products included amplifiers, preamplifiers, and a control track generator to synchronize tape recorders.
Fairchild's most notable products were the Fairchild 670 stereo compressor and its mono sibling the Fairchild 660. These compressors can sell for over $30,000 as of 2003. The original design was created by Rein Narma as he was building Les Paul's first 8-channel mixing console. The design was then licensed by Sherman Fairchild who hired Rein Narma as the company's chief engineer.
- History of the radio manufacturer Fairchild Recording Equipment Corp.; Whitestone NY
- Shanks, Will. "Compression Obsession: The Fairchild 670." Universal Audio Webzine. Volume 1, Number 6, September 2003. "The 670 can get fetch $30,000 and beyond on the vintage market." Compression Obsession: The Fairchild 670
- 1959 Rein Narma Fairchild 670 Compressor Limiter
- Fairchild Audio (private Hifi Classic Project)