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MSLAM

SLAM! Stereo Limiter And Microphone Preamplifier

Two class A mic preamps & DI’s drive two ELOP and two fast FET “brick wall” limiters to tame any tone one can throw at it. The SLAM! is jammed with tubes, transformers, technology, and tricks. Get it in, and get it LOUD.

Product Details
SLAM! stands for "Stereo Limiter And Micpre" and it pretty much describes what it will do to most VU meters. We had to put a switch on this limiter to drop its internal VU meters down 3 & 6dB to keep the poor little needles from bending– it'll get LOUD fast (hence the exclamation mark). And on top of being an amazing pair of (actually four) Limiters, and Class A tube mic preamps, it also has masters degrees in DI, AtoD and DtoA, VU and PPM but that was too much for an acronym. When it comes to classic gear, especially classic limiters, we can all agree numbers like LA2s, 1176s, 2264s, and others come to mind. What if all those sounds were to be found in one stereo tube unit. Interested? We combined our favorite Electro-Optical circuit (ELOP®) with a damn fast FET based brick-wall limiter reminiscent of some cool classics. And we added a sidechain filter that can remove low frequencies that makes it more useful for a variety of tasks, while retaining that easy, "it just works" quality that has made it a favorite for vocals everywhere. The FET-based limiter has different desirable characteristics that both optimize the signal for digital recording, due to the brick-wall capability, and let you dial in how clean or crunchy, or punchy, and how loud and proud you want it.
Technical Specification
Input Tubes 2 x 12AT7A NOS GE specially selected by Manley Labs for lo-noise and stable bias
Output Tubes 2 x 6414W NOS USA dual triodes
I/O MANLEY transformer coupled Balanced Inputs and Outputs
Micpre Selectable 48V phantom power and PHASE REVERSE
Gain 60dB max Micpre, 43dB max DI, 20dB max Limiter Gain
Input Impedance 2000Ω Micpre, 1MegΩ DI
Frequency Response 5Hz to 60KHz
Maximum Output +32dBm, +30dBm (into 1KΩ load)
THD+N <.05% @ 1KHz
Dynamic Range 115dB typical
Output Impedance 200Ω
Power Consumption Slam! Analog
Outboard Power Supply factory set for 100V, 120V or 220-240VAC operation for original destination country's mains voltage.
Operating Mains Voltage changeable with power transformer re-wiring via switch and fuse value change.
Mains Voltage Frequency 50~ 60Hz
Size 19” X 12” X 3.5” (occupies 2u)
Shipping Weight 25 lbs.