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MXL MPAC 01 - Microphone Preamp/Compressor

MXL MPAC 01 - Microphone Preamp/Compressor

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  • Single Channel
  • Balanced I/O
  • VCA Compressor
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Phantom Power
  • 20dB Pad and Phase Invert
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You Pay: $499.95

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The MPAC-01 from MXL is a single channel microphone with a built in compressor. The unit utilizes THAT Corporation 1512 opamps which are known for their exceptional low noise performance and low THD + N through the full audio bandwidth. The preamp can supply +48V phantom power for use with condenser microphones.

The preamp possesses a clean and transparent tonality so it won't color your sound. The VCA compressor is fully controllable and allows you to manipulate your dynamics with precision. A 20dB pad and a reverse polarity switch enhance the usefulness of the unit, while an analog meter displays output or gain reduction. A variable high-pass filter rounds out the comprehensive functionality of the preamp.

Single channel microphone preamp with compressor
Balanced input/output and an unbalanced insert jack
Built-in VCA compressor
Switchable +48V phantom power
Variable frequency high-pass filter (50Hz to 175Hz)
20dB pad and phase reverse switches
Analog meter displays output and gain reduction
Low noise operation
Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
Output 1 x XLR
Phantom Power +48VDC
Multi Function Compressor
Gain Range 60dB
Maximum Output Level 20dB
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Compression Threshold 20dB to +20dB
Compression Ratio 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, 9:1, infinity:1
Slope Hard/soft (switchable)
Make-up Gain -10dB to +10dB
Power Requirements 24V, 1000mA via included external adapter
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1U 19" rack
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Specialties Meter displays the output level from -5dBu to 22dBu and the amount of gain reduction from 0dBu to -24dBu

High-pass filter variable 50Hz to 175Hz

MXL MPAC 01 - Microphone Preamp/Compressor
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  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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