Manley Variable Mu, Limiter Compressor

Original price was: 5.049,33€.Current price is: 4.543,55€. 3.755,00+VAT

Tube compressor/limiter with high-pass filter option

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The Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor is the GLUE that holds the mix together while crystallizing it into a professional, final product. All-tube, all transformer, an all-American legend. High Pass Side Chain mod now comes standard.

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 Features:

  • Manley input & output transformers with pure nickel laminations in mu-metal case with flat frequency response
  • 20 Hz – 25 kHz frequency response
  • Balanced inputs & outputs
  • Fully differential all-tube circuitry using one each 5670, 5751, 7044, & 12AL5 per channel
  • Independently regulated B+ and heater supplies
  • Includes HP sidechain modification as standard
  • Hard-wire bypass switch
  • Silent conductive plastic input attenuator
  • Recovery 5 steps: 0.2s, 0.4s, 0.6s, 4sec., 8sec. (Not a 12-step recovery)
  • Variable attack: 25msec – 70msec
  • Continuously variable threshold
  • Switch for limit or compress modes
  • Front panel mounted meter adjust
  • Limit (4:1 to 20:1) or compress (1.5:1)
  • Large illuminated sifam meters
  • Stereo link switch
  • Maximum gain: 35 dB
  • <0.1% THD @ 1 kHz Noise floor: -85 dB typical
  • Max. output +30 dBm (26 V RMS) 26 dB Headroom
  • Power consumption (120/240 VAC): 80 watts
  • Dimensions: 19″ x 3.5″ x 10″ (occupies 2u)
  • Shipping weight: 23 lb
  • Manual here

Additional information

Weight 10 kg