MASELEC MEA-2 Stereo 4-Band Parametric Equalizer

BH #MAMEA2 • MFR #MEA-2
MASELEC MEA-2 Stereo 4-Band Parametric Equalizer
Key Features
  • For Recording, Mixing & Mastering
  • Four Independent Bands Per Channel
  • Selectable Peaking/Shelving Per Channel
  • Adjustable Bandwidth
The MASELEC MEA-2 is an analog stereo 4-band parametric equalizer optimized to provide flexible and precise tonal enhancement for recording, mixing, and mastering engineers in home and commercial studios. Each channel features four independent bands, which can be set between shelving or 5 different peaking bandwidth responses. With each band offering 21 selectable frequencies and up to 8 dB of boost or cut, the MEA-2 is ideal for anything from broad tone shaping to subtle, surgical tweaks.
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MASELEC MEA-2 Stereo 4-Band Parametric Equalizer

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MASELEC MEA-2 Overview

The MASELEC MEA-2 is an analog stereo 4-band parametric equalizer optimized to provide flexible and precise tonal enhancement for recording, mixing, and mastering engineers in home and commercial studios. Each channel features four independent bands, which can be set between shelving or 5 different peaking bandwidth responses. With each band offering 21 selectable frequencies and up to 8 dB of boost or cut, the MEA-2 is ideal for anything from broad tone shaping to subtle, surgical tweaks.

Per-channel bypass buttons enable quick comparative listening, and all controls are stepped for reliable repeatability and easy recall. Inputs and outputs are accessible via XLR 3-pin jacks, which accommodate connectivity with balanced or unbalanced equipment. The unit offers extended headroom with a maximum input amplitude of +28 dBu. The MEA-2 is rack-mountable and occupies 3 RU of rack space.

Choose between shelving or one of five peaking bandwidths for each of the four bands on each channel
Peaking curves utilize an asymmetric shape
Each band offers up to 8 dB of boost or cut in preset increments—0 dB, ±0.5 dB, ±1 dB, ±1.5 dB, ±2 dB, ±2.5 dB, ±3 dB, ±4 dB, ±5 dB, ±6 dB, ±7 dB, ±8 dB
Overlapping frequency bands on each channel provide 21 selectable frequencies per band
XLR 3-pin input and output jacks can accommodate connections to balanced or unbalanced equipment
All controls are stepped for precision and easy recall

MASELEC MEA-2 Specs

Filter TypeShelving or peaking (selectable per-band)
Number of Channels2
Inputs2 x XLR 3-pin female (balanced)
Outputs2 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
Input ImpedanceDifferential: 27 kOhms
Single-Ended: 27 kOhms
Coupling Impedance to Chassis: 1 MOhm
Output ImpedanceDifferential: 62 Ohms
Single-Ended: 31 Ohms
Maximum Input Level+28 dBu
Frequency Bands4 per channel
BandwidthShelf, 4, 6, 9, 14, 20
Range (Boost/Cut)-8 to +8 dB
Maximum Output Level+28 dBu
Frequency Response<1 Hz to >50 kHz (+0.1 dB, -0.4 dB)
Dynamic RangeEQ Out: >125 dB
EQ In: >117 dB
Crosstalk< -100 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz (undriven input terminated at 150 Ohms)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) + NEQ In: < -105 dB (<0.0006%), 997 Hz
NoiseEQ Out: < -97 dBu
EQ In: < -89 dBu
Common ModeRange: 20 Vrms
Power Requirement90 to 130 VAC or 180 to 260 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption15 W maximum
Fuse0.8 x 0.2" / 20 x 5 mm, 250 V, 315 mAT (anti-surge, slow)
Dimensions (W x H x D)19.0 x 5.2 x 10.2" / 483 x 132 x 260 mm
Weight17 lb / 7.7 kg
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