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MEC1A Recording Channel

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MEC1A Recording Channel
MEC1A Recording Channel MEC1A Recording Channel


The MEC 1A is an all-tube mono recording channel, combining the classicTUBE-TECH designs: MP 1A mic preamp, EQ 1A active EQ and CL 2A compressor in one powerful, 2U recording package. The MEC 1A delivers true TUBE-TECH sound: Full and warm, yet open and transparent. MEC 1A is a compact and cost-effective solution if you need a superior front end that will deliver top quality recordings, no matter what source you are working with.


  • One channel recording unit, featuring a microphone preamplifier equalizer and compressor
  • Shelving and bell filters with a tube operational amplifier

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  • Freq. response @-3 dB: 5 Hz - 60 kHz
  • Low noise: < -85 dBU @ 10 dB gain
  • CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Output gain: Off to +10 dB
  • Clickless swap relay (EQ <-> comp)
  • Separate in/out switch per section
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • Gold plated switches
  • Fully regulated power supply with toroidal transformer
  • All-tube design (except PSU & sidechain circuit)
  • In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating 

Microphone preamplifier: 

  • Gain: +20 to +70 dB (DI:10-60 dB)
  • Input impedance: > 1.2 kO
  • +48V phantom power, phase reverse, -20 dB pad, low cut
  • DI input impedance > 1 MO 


  • Active, tube-based equalizer
  • Three bands
  • 6 low shelving frequencies
  • 6 high shelving frequencies
  • Bell-type Mid with 12 selectable frequencies & variable Q 

Opto Compressor: 

  • Low distortion optical gain reduction element
  • Ratio: 1.5:1 to 10:1
  • Variable attack and release
  • VU meter shows output or compression
  • Linkable for stereo applications


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