Manley Stereo Elop Limiter
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Manley Stereo Elop Limiter

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Leave My Bass Alone!

Just set it and forget it. The Manley ELOP Limiter makes things easy. The principle of operation is based around using a rectified sample of the audio to shine an LED (Light Emitting Diode) onto an LDR (Light Dependent Resistor). The photo-resistor in combination with a fixed resistor simply act to change a voltage divider to attenuate the signal, a kind of intuitive volume control. A similar principle was used in old Teletronix® & Urei LA-2A®, LA-3, and LA-4 units which used a slower electro-luminescent panel-light on a conventional LDR encased in a light-tight enclosure.

The Manley ELOP uses VACTROL technology (with a twist) for exact sample-to-sample tracking and no high frequency loss whilst limiting heavily, a problem commonly associated with older LA-series limiters and other opto-based units. The audio signal passes only through super-clean single-ended vacuum tube line amplifiers. Each channel can be run separately or switched to stereo link. Due to their inherently quick attack, these Electro-Optical Limiters are excellent for tracking vocals or individual instruments, although now with the addition of a very useful sidechain high-pass filter that can switch between 100Hz or 200Hz (or OUT) to allow the limiter to ignore heavy bass lines, the ELOP limiter is proving more useful for modern urban music where you don't want a limiter which responds to the loudest thing IE: the BIG bass. If you want your bass line to leave the mix alone, this is the switch for you!

Technical Specifications

ALL-TUBE audio path 12AU7WA + 6414 per ch.
Unbalanced 1/4" Inputs And Outputs and...
Balanced Transformer Coupled XLR Inputs And Outputs
Hi-current drive <50 ohm 1/4" & XLR outputs
Silent conductive plastic INPUT attenuators
ATTACK time: 10mS for 6dB GR
RELEASE: 2.5 Seconds for 6dB GR
BYPASS switches and AUTOMUTE w/warmup delay
Meters switch to read OUTPUT or REDUCTION
Side-Chain High-Pass Filter 100Hz or 200Hz
<0.05% THD @1Khz
S/N Ratio: 126dB
Maximum gain: 15 dB
Power consumption (120/240VAC): 40 watts
Dimensions: 19" x 3 1/2" x 10" (occupies 2u)
Shipping weight: 7.26kgs/16lbs

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