Tube-Tech MEC 1A Recording Channel

The Tube-Tech MEC 1A is an all-tube channel strip featuring a class A microphone/instrument preamplifier, a 3 band parametric equaliser and an Opto style compressor in the one unit. The MEC 1A is a stunning sounding unit, that also features VU metering, and the compressor is linkable for stereo applications. The MEC 1A is essentially the MP 1A mic preamp, EQ 1A active EQ and the CL 2A compressor in the one 2-unit rack mountable channel strip.   


      The TUBE-TECH MEC 1A Recording Channel is a one channel recording unit,
      featuring a microphone preamplifier equalizer and compressor. At the heart of the shelving and bell filters you will find a tube operational amplifier.

      The MEC 1A is all tube based except for the power supply. Input and Output have fully floating transformers. All DC voltages are stabilized, except the anode voltage for the output stage.

      Freq. response @-3 dB: 5 Hz - 60 kHz
      Low noise: < -85 dBU @ 10 dB gain
      CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
      Output gain: Off to +10 dB
      Clickless swap relay (EQ <-> comp)
      Separate in/out switch per section
      Conductive plastic potentiometers
      Gold plated switches
      Fully regulated power supply with torodial transformer
      All-tube design (except PSU & sidechain circuit)
      In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating
      Microphone preamplifier:
      Gain: +20 to +70 dB (DI:10-60 dB)
      Input impedance: > 1.2 kΩ
      +48V phantom power, phase reverse, -20 dB pad, low cut
      DI input impedance > 1 MΩ
      Active, tube based equalizer
      Three bands
      6 low shelving frequencies
      6 high shelving frequencies
      Bell-type Mid with 12 selectable frequencies & variable Q
      Opto Compressor:
      Low distortion optical gain reduction element
      Ratio: 1.5:1 to 10:1
      Variable attack and release
      VU meter shows output or compression
      Linkable for stereo applications
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