Following the path of success shown by our much-acclaimed TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Multiband Compressor, we are proud to introduce our latest technological achievement: A full-blown microphone preamplifier & multiband compressor with outstanding sonic properties – the MMC-1A.
The MMC-1A is our latest recording channel - encompassing a complete front-end it includes an additional Direct Instrument input as well as a separate line input. The microphone input has switchable loading impedance, phantom power, phase reversal and a -20 dB Pad. All inputs are equipped with a low-cut filter.
The 3-band optical compressor is designed to maintain optimum summing of all three bands with a remarkably flat frequency response. A bypass switch shorts out the whole compressor.
Mic. Input/Output are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen. The Line Input is unbalanced, but an optional transformer is available.
The power supply and the sidechain circuits are based on a solid state circuit. With the exception of the output stage all DC voltages are stabilized.
The MMC1A makes wonders in recording or mixing difficult sources like very dynamic voices or instruments where the tonal character changes with level.
MMC1A can deliver "automated" control where it normally takes loads of work to achieve perfect results. Many singers have been "saved" by the MMC1A.
MMC1A also opens up new exiting creative possibilities in recording and mixing full range sources.
Tube Tech MMC-1A Features :
- Mic. Gain in 2 dB and 10 dB steps
- Selectable mic. impedance 600/1200/2400
- Phantom Power (+48V)
- Phase reversal
- 20 dB pad
- High impedance Direct Input
- Separate line input (gain +/- 10 dB)
- Lowcut filter (20 Hz / 40 Hz/off)
- Optical gain reduction elements
- Cont. variable Threshold, Attack, Release
- Ratio 2:1 to 10:1
- LED display showing gain reduction
- Low, Mid, High Output Gain: off to +10 dB
- Variable X-over frequencies
- Low noise < -80 dBu @ 0 dB gain
- Master Output Gain: off to +10 dB
Tube Tech MMC-1A Specifications :
Mic. Input: 600/1200/2400 ohm
Input, DI: < 1 Mohm
Line input: 20 kohm
Output: < 60 ohm
* Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
* Distortion THD+N @ 40 Hz
0 dBu: < 0.15 %
+10 dBu: < 0.15 %
Max. output: : +26 dBu < 1 %
Max input: +21 dBu < 1 %
* Noise Mic. Rg=200 ohm
Gain: +20 dB +60 dB
22Hz-22kHz: < -80 dBu < -60 dBu
CCIR-468-4: < -70 dBu < -50 dBu
* Noise Line Rg=200 ohm
Gain: 0 dB +10 dB
22Hz-22kHz: < -80 dBu < -75 dBu
CCIR-468-4: < -70 dBu < -65 dBu
* Noise DI Rg=1 Mohm
Gain: 0 dB +50 dB
22Hz-22kHz: < -80 dBu < -50 dBu
CCIR-468-4: < -70 dBu < -40 dBu
* CMRR @ 10 kHz: < -60 dB
Mic: +10 dB to +70 dB
Line: -10 dB to +10 dB
DI: 0 dB to +60 dB
Low, Mid & High band: off to +10 dB
Output: off to +10 dB
* X-over frequencies x1 x4
Low & Mid band: 60 to 300 Hz 0.24 to 1.2 kHz
Mid & High band: 1.2 to 6 kHz
Ratio: 2:1 or 10:1
Threshold: off to 20 dBu
Attack: 3 ms to 200 ms
Release: 60 ms to 2 s
ECC 81 4 pcs.
ECC 82 1 pcs.
ECC 83 1 pcs.
Height: 2 units 88 mm 3.5"
Width: 483 mm 19.0"
Depth: 205 mm 8.1"
Net: 5.3 kg 9.5 lbs.