The MEC 1A is an all-tube mono recording channel, combining the classic TUBE-TECH designs: MP 1A mic preamp, EQ 1A active EQ and CL 2A compressor in one powerful, 2U unit.
The MEC 1A delivers true TUBE-TECH sound: Full and warm, yet open and transparent. MEC 1A is a compact and cost effective solution if you need a superior front end that will deliver top quality recordings, no matter what source you are working with. 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 kHzLow noise: < -85 dBU @ 10 dB gainCMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHzOutput gain: Off to +10 dBClickless swap relay (EQ <-> comp)Separate in/out switch per sectionConductive plastic potentiometersGold plated switchesFully regulated power supply with torodial transformerAll-tube design (except PSU & sidechain circuit)In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating
Gain: +20 to +70 dB (DI:10-60 dB)Input impedance: > 1.2 k+48V phantom power, phase reverse, -20 dB pad, low cutDI input impedance > 1 M
Active, tube based equalizerThree bands6 low shelving frequencies6 high shelving frequenciesBell-type Mid with 12 selectable frequencies & variable Q
Low distortion optical gain reduction elementRatio: 1.5:1 to 10:1Variable attack and releaseVU meter shows output or compressionLinkable for stereo applications