TUBE-TECH MEC-1A - Tube Based Recording Channel with Microphone Preamp/DI, Three Band EQ and Optical Compressor

BH #TUMEC1A • MFR #MEC1A
TUBE-TECH
TUBE-TECH MEC-1A - Tube Based Recording Channel with Microphone Preamp/DI, Three Band EQ and Optical Compressor
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$4,950.00

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TUBE-TECH MEC-1A - Tube Based Recording Channel with Microphone Preamp/DI, Three Band EQ and Optical Compressor

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TUBE-TECH MEC1A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Microphone Preamp
  • 3EQ
  • 4Compressor

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.

Microphone Preamp

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

EQ

Low and high shelving filter with a gain range of +/-15dB, each with six switchable frequencies
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

Compressor

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

TUBE-TECH MEC1A Specs

Number of ChannelsSingle
Inputs1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS Link
Outputs1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS Link
Frequency Response15Hz to 80kHz, -3dB
Noise<-82dBu, gain @ 20dB (22Hz-22kHz)
Preamp
Gain RangeMic: 20dB to 70dB
DI: 10dB to 60dB
Maximum Output>+26dBu
Input ImpedanceMic preamp: >1.2kΩ
DI input: 1MΩ
Phantom Power+48V
Compressor
Threshold RangeOff to -20dBu
Ratio1.5:1 to 10:1
Attack Time1 mS to 100 mS
Release Time60 mS to 2 S
SlopeNot specified by manufacturer
SidechainFor linking multiple units only
Equalizer
Filter TypeLow-shelf
Mid-band
High-shelf
Frequency BandsLow-shelf: 20, 30, 50, 70, 100, 160Hz (stepped)
Mid-band: 40, 60, 80, 130, 250 and 500Hz and 1, 1.6, 2.5, 4, 7, 10kHz (stepped)
High-shelf: 4, 6, 8, 12, 18, 26kHz (stepped)
BandwidthMid-band: Continuously variable from sharp to broad
Range (Boost/Cut)Low-shelf: +/-15dB
Mid-band: +/-20dB
High-shelf: +/-15dB
Light Indication
Threshold RangeNot applicable
RatioNot applicable
Attack TimeNot applicable
De-Esser
Threshold RangeNot applicable
Frequency RangeNot applicable
Gate
Gate ThresholdNot applicable
Gate RateNot applicable
Physical
Dimensions (WxDxH)19" x 8 1/8" x 3 1/2"
Weight12.1 lbs
SpecialtiesSide-chain circuit allows up to ten compressors to be linked together
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.4 x 14.8 x 9.4"
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