MASELEC MDS-2 Dual-Mono Linkable De-Esser

MASELEC MDS-2 Dual-Mono Linkable De-Esser

MASELEC MDS-2 Dual-Mono Linkable De-Esser

B&H # MEMDS2 MFR # MDS-2
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Product Highlights

  • Ideal for Taming Strong Sibilance
  • Supports Dual-Mono or Stereo Operation
  • Mid-Side & Link Sidechain Modes
  • Per-Channel Adjustable Threshold
  • Program-Dependent Attack & Release Times
  • Fast Release Switch
  • Balanced XLR 3-Pin I/O
  • Dual 6-Segment Meters for Gain Reduction
  • Per-Channel & Master Bypass
  • Occupies 1 RU
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MASELEC MDS-2 overview

  • 1Description

The MASELEC MDS-2 is a 1 RU de-esser designed for transparent high-frequency limiting on individual sources or stereo mixes for recording, mixing, and mastering engineers. It supports operation in dual-mono or stereo via selectable sidechain linking. Ideal for taming strong sibilance and harsh highs, it offers up to 11 dB of gain reduction impacting approximately 2 kHz and above. An M-S switch for the sidechain allows the high-frequency limiting to be focused on the center of the stereo image.

Each of the two channels features a 6-segment gain reduction meter, threshold control, and release switch. Attack and release times automatically vary in response to the source material. Additionally, each channel or the entire unit can be bypassed. Inputs and outputs are accessible via balanced XLR 3-pin jacks.

Ideal for reducing excessive high frequencies without compromising tone or clarity
Automatic time constants and optimization techniques for the gain reduction minimize the number of controls
Simple operation with increased performance for highly dynamic and inconsistent source material without the need for continuous readjustments
Selectable M-S sidechain mode sets the center threshold 6 dB lower than the left/right threshold, reducing high-frequency limiting from stereo signals while retaining the limiting on center signals
Selectable Link mode links the sidechains after the time constants
When the MDS-2 is bypassed, its meters show (with reduced intensity) the gain reduction that would occur if it was switched in
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MASELEC MDS-2 Dual-Mono Linkable De-Esser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MASELEC MDS-2 specs

    Function De-esser
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR 3-pin female (balanced)
    Outputs 2 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
    Input Impedance 100 kOhms
    Output Impedance 34 Ohms + 34 Ohms, electronically balanced
    Maximum Input Level +29 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +29 dBu
    Maximum Range 11 dB (starting at approximately 2 kHz)
    Threshold -26 to +∞ dB
    Frequency High-Frequency Limiter: >2 kHz
    Attack Time <1 ms to >20 ms (program dependent)
    Release Time Program dependent
    Gain 0 dB
    Dynamic Range >120 dB
    Distortion <0.003% typical
    Power Requirement 90 to 130 VAC or 180 to 260 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Fuse 315 mA, anti-surge (slow)
    Enclosure Material Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.7 x 10.2" / 483 x 44 x 260 mm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg

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