The MPL-2 is a brick-wall and high frequency limiter. It can be used to achieve high subjective levels and reduce unwanted high frequency levels (de-essing). The MPL-2 is also used to ‘smooth’ and give digital recordings a more ‘analogue’ character.

The Maselec MPL-2 features minimal controls as it uses automatic time constants and optimisation of the gain reduction ensuring increased performance on material exhibiting huge dynamics or inconsistencies without requiring continuous readjustments.

Unlike many other brick-wall limiters, the input gain won’t affect the wide dynamic range of the limiter and can easily be used at its maximum setting with no additional distortion. This means that the level of the equipment feeding the MPL-2 doesn’t necessary need to be pushed before reaching the MPL-2, ensuring a much cleaner signal. The level of threshold determines the overall output independently from the gain settings.

The High Frequency limiting is meant to be used as a de-esser reducing unwanted high frequencies but can also be used to tame the distortion generated by the peak limiter circuit. As a result the MPL-2 will deliver increased subjective levels with less colouration and distortion often associated with other brick-wall limiters.

Input dynamic Range......................... Better than 120dB (balanced)
Output dynamic range........................ 100dB to 120dB (depending on gain and threshold settings)
Maximum input level.......................... +29dBu (balanced)
Maximum output level........................ +29dBu (balanced)
Distortion............................................ Typically less than 0.003%
Limiter attack time.............................. Instant
HF limiter attack time......................... Programme dependent 1msec to 20 msec
Release time...................................... Programme dependent
Input impedance................................ 100kΩ ground floating electronically balanced
Output impedance.......................…... 33Ω electronically balanced
Threshold........................................... +14dBu to +22dBu
H.F. Threshold................................... 0dB to 26dB below limiter threshold
Gain...........................................…..... 0dB to 10dB
H.F. Limiter..............................…....... >2kHz
Power......................................…....… 90-130, 180-260 Volts @ 50-60 Hz
Fuse..........................................…......315mA, anti surge (slow)

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