The MEC 1A from Tube Tech is a single channel "Recording Channel" featuring a microphone preamp, equalizer and opto compressor. The unit is all tube based except for the power supply.
MEC 1A features a master output gain control, a VU meter for displaying the output or amount of compression, gold plated switches and conductive plastic potentiometers.
The heart of the shelving and bell filters feature a tube operational amplifier. The input and output have fully floating transformers and all DC voltages are stabilized, except the anode voltage for the output stage.
Consists of a microphone input transformer (with a static screen) and two dual tube preamplifiers, delivering a total gain range of +20dB to +70dB
Switchable -20dB pad, switchable +48V phantom-power and phase reverse
High-pass filter for the microphone and the DI input is switchable between off, 20Hz and 40Hz
Low and high shelving filter with a gain range of +/-15dB, each with six
Band filter with a gain range of +/-20dB, twelve switchable frequencies and a bandwidth control
The shelving and the bell filters are designed around a dual tube amplifier
Separate EQ-section I/O switch
Optical compressor with controls for ratio, threshold, attack and release
Can be switched between "manual" attack and release and "fixed" attack and release
Linkable for stereo applications
Can be placed pre or post EQ
Separate in/out switch
In the Box
TUBE-TECH MEC-1A - Tube Based Recording Channel with Microphone Preamp/DI, Three Band EQ and Optical Compressor