MASELEC MPL-2 Stereo Peak and High-Frequency Limiter

MASELEC MPL-2 Stereo Peak and High-Frequency Limiter

MASELEC MPL-2 Stereo Peak and High-Frequency Limiter

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Product Highlights

  • Stereo I/O with Consolidated Controls
  • Distortion-Free Peak Limiting
  • Increases Subjective Loudness
  • HF Limiter with Independent Controls
  • Adjustable Input Gain & Threshold
  • Selectable Hard-Knee Mode
  • Switchable Mid-Side Sidechain Mode
  • Balanced XLR Inputs & Outputs
  • Dual 6-Segment LED Meters
  • Occupies 1 RU of Rack Space
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MASELEC MPL-2 Overview

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The MASELEC MPL-2 is a stereo peak and high-frequency limiter offering distortion-free peak limiting, smooth de-essing, and higher perceived loudness for producers and recording/mixing/mastering engineers in a variety of studio facilities. It features two distinct circuits—a wideband limiter and a high-frequency limiter—with independent threshold controls, on/off switches, and 6-segment LED gain reduction meters. The durable alloy enclosure occupies just 1 RU of rack space while providing stereo I/O via balanced XLR connectors, and simple, consolidated controls.

Use the input gain to optimize your gain stage, then tweak each circuit's threshold to determine the amount of gain reduction applied by the peak limiter and high-frequency limiter. Engage the hard-knee mode to operate the peak limiter with a harder compression knee, decreased release time, and heightened loudness. The high-frequency limiter's mid-side sidechain mode allows increased de-essing on center-panned signals by lowering the sidechain threshold for the "mid" (center) signal.

Prevent peak levels from exceeding a designated limit
Increases subjective loudness of stereo program material
Gives digitally recorded content a more analog character
Introduces a soft leveling function for large differences in average program levels
Reduces dynamic range to maximize the performance of AD converters
Adds no audible pumping resulting from limiting
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MASELEC MPL-2 Stereo Peak and High-Frequency Limiter
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MASELEC MPL-2 Specs

    Function Limiter / HF Limiter
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x 3-Pin XLR Female (Balanced)
    Outputs 2 x 3-Pin XLR Male (Balanced)
    Input Impedance 100 kOhms
    Output Impedance 33 Ohms
    Maximum Input Level +29 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +29 dBu
    Compression Threshold Limiter: +14 to +22 dBu
    HF Limiter: 0 to 26 dB Below Limiter Threshold
    Compression Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Attack Time Limiter: Instant
    HF Limiter: 1 to 20 ms (Program Dependent)
    Release Time Program Dependent
    Make-up Gain 0 to 10 dB
    Frequency Control HF Limiter: > 2 kHz
    Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dynamic Range Input: > 120 dB
    Output: 100 to 120 dB
    Distortion < 0.003% (Typical)
    Power Requirements 90 to 130 VAC at 60 Hz, or 180 to 260 VAC at 50 Hz
    Fuse 315 mA, Anti-Surge (Slow)
    Enclosure Material Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.8 x 10.2" / 48.3 x 4.4 x 25.9 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg

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