About Fairchild

Fairchild Recording Equipment was founded in 1931 by entrepreneur Sherman Fairchild, to complement his interests in photography and image projection.  In the years that followed Fairchild began designing and building audio equipment including, amplifiers, preamps, turntables, controls, and microgroove cutting lathes. In the mid 1950s Sherman Fairchild licensed a design for the first intelligent limiting amplifier the FAIRCHILD 660 (Mono) and 670 (Stereo) from its designer Rein Narma and a legend was born.  Out of production for nearly six decades, FAIRCHILD limiter/compressors had become exceedingly rare and costly to maintain, the original units became “Unobtainium” for most.  In 2020 Toni Fishman of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, working with a builder in Estonia, found a way to revive the brand Fairchild Recording Equipment and its limiter/compressors.  The rebirth of FAIRCHILD has been many years in the making and we are proud to announce that the legend is back!

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