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Summit Audio MPC-100A Tube Pre-Amp and Compressor/Limiter

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Overview

A preamp and compressor/limiter designed to optimize signals prior to entering the digital domain.

The single channel Summit Audio MPC-1OOA tube preamplifier and compressor/limiter accepts line, microphone, and Hi-Z input signals. Using both tubes and solid state technology in synch with the Jensen mic transformer, the MPC-100A lends a detailed sound with harmonically complex overtones. The ultra-fast compressor is ideal for optimizing signals prior to entering the digital domain.

Other details include impedance matching (loading) control on the Hi-Z input so passive guitars and bass pickups have a whole new level of tone control, true VU metering, and multiple outputs. And with the Summit Audio MPC-100A tube preamp's 3 separate gain controls, you have endless tonal variations from clean to saturated for whatever sound you need.

Features

  • "Clean" to "Saturated" valve sounds
  • Soft Clipping LED indicators
  • HI-Z instrument input with impedance matching control
  • Two stages of vacuum tube gain controls
  • 3 Position attack and release controls
  • High quality VU meter for output and gain reduction metering
  • Continuously variable output level control
  • +4 dB balanced and -10 dB unbalanced output
  • Stereo linkable with a second MPC-100A
  • Jensen mic transformer
Specs

MPC-100A Tube Pre-Amp and Compressor/Limiter Specifications:

  • Input Impedance:
  • Mic: 1.5K ohms
  • Hi-Z: 10K-1.75M ohms
  • Output impedance (XLR): 150 ohms
  • Max input level:
  • Mic: +15dBu @ min gain, +35dBu with pad
  • Line: +35dBu @ min gain
  • Hi-Z: +8dBu @ min gain
  • Max output level (XLR): +30dBu
  • Max gain: +75dBu
  • Equivalent input noise: -140dB average 20Hz- 20kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB with 1dB compression
  • Signal to noise ratio: 130dB
  • THD + Noise: 0.03% @ 1kHz +4dB out
  • Dynamic Range: 100dB
  • Attack times: 180uS-100mS
  • Release times: 32mS- 1.5S
  • Vacuum tubes: 12AX7A (two)
  • Dimensions (H x D x H): 19" x 10" x 3.5"
  • Weight: 17 lbs
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