Manley Variable Mu Mastering, Limiter Compressor

Original price was: 6.653,79€.Current price is: 5.798,32€. 4.792,00+VAT

Dual-channel Tube Limiter/Compressor with Detented Rotary Switches and True Variable Gain

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The Manley Variable Mu Mastering Version is the perfect addition to any professional mastering facility. In fact, having been deployed on countless hit records since its introduction, it’s quickly become an industry-standard mastering tool. Unlike the standard version of this 2-channel, all-tube, transformer-coupled limiter/compressor, which uses smooth-moving pots, Manley specified precision rotary switches with detented steps for the Variable Mu Mastering Version to facilitate precise left/right channel matching and settings recall.

Its adjustable attack and release settings are optimized for mixing and mastering, but are flexible for most tracking situations. Sonically versatile and dependable for daily use, the Variable Mu is Manley’s best-selling device.

Manley Variable Mu Mastering Features:

  • Complete tube
  • MANLEY input & output transformer with nickel lamination in mu-metal housing
  • Sym. Inputs and Outputs (600 Ohm)
  • ALL-TUBE circuits each with 5670, 5751, 7044 or 5687 & 12AL5 per channel
  • Hard-wire BYPASS switch
  • Recovery 5 stages: 0.2 s, 0.4 s, 0.6 s, 4sec, 8sec.
  • Variable Attack Time: 25 msec – 70 msec
  • Variable Threshold
  • Limiter (4: 1 to 20: 1) or compressor (1.5 to 1)
  • HP SC: High Pass Sidechain Filter -3 dB @ 100 Hz
  • Stereo Link Switch
  • Maximum gain: 35 dB
  • Max. Output: +30 dBu (26Vrms) 26 dB Headroom <0.1% THD @ 1KHz Noise floor: -85 dB typical
  • Matering Optional:
    • Mastering M/S Modification
    • Mastering T-Bar Modification
    • Mastering MS+T-Bar
  • Manual here

Additional information

Weight 10 kg