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JLCooper MLA-XLR - 1 Input / 1 Output MIDI Line Amplifier

JLCooper MLA-XLR - 1 Input / 1 Output MIDI Line Amplifier
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JLCooper MLA-XLR Overview

The MLA-XLR from JL Cooper is designed to act as a single channel, bi-directional, long distance amplifier or driver for MIDI signals. While the normal MIDI protocol specifies a maximum cable distance of about 50 feet, this is sometimes not sufficient for some installations.

The MLA-XLR takes a MIDI input and converts it to a balanced, differential signal using the RS-422 specification. At the other end, another MLA-XLR detects the signal using a sensitive receiver that has a high degree of noise immunity. Connecting the two MLA-XLRs are two standard, shielded, twisted pair microphone cables.

The combination of a low impedance, differential driver coupled with a sensitive differential receiver signal lends itself to long distance, error free installations and making it possible to send a MIDI signal through 1000 feet of cable or more. The MLA-XLR is compatible with the JLCooper MLA-1 and MLA10.

Installation requires a MIDI Line Amplifier at either end
MIDI line amplifier that allows for MIDI cable runs over 1,000 foot using standard XLR microphone cable
Single MIDI input connectors
Single MIDI output connectors
Detachable terminal strip connector
MIDI activity LEDs
Multiple units may be networked
1/4 rack-mount enclosure

JLCooper MLA-XLR Specs

Interface TypeMIDI Line Amplifier
Standalone OperationNo
Activity IndicatorsLED per Port
Bypass/Panic ButtonNo
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Other I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Line Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin Line Output
Daisy Chain/Multi-Unit SupportYes
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Sync SourcesNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.725 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.2 x 7.75 x 2.15"

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