Manley Slam! Mastering …

Manley Slam! Mastering  ...Manley – Manley Slam! Mastering Version
The Manley Mastering SLAM! incorporates detented and logable 1/2dB steps built with 1% metal film resistors on sealed gold-contact Grayhill switches.The Mastering SLAM! has no mic preamps or instrument inputs. Instead the tube sections are paralleled for low noise and distortion All pots are replaced with rotary switches for detented resettability and easier calibration The mastering version has a true hard-wire bypass function, which is not possible on the regular version with mic preamps, etc. What was the Left Bypass, becomes the full Bypass (in stereo and hardwired). No separate L & R bypass buttons The right BYPASS button becomes either the DAC select if the Digital Converter Option is installed – or – Limiter Bypass (tubes & transformers still active) The SLAM! has a dedicated unbalanced transformerless inputs on the mastering version. What was the Phantom Por switch on the back now selects XLR or 1/4″ inputs The ELOP limiter now has 5 ratios, which may put it into the compressor/ limiter category. The low ratios may be better suited for complex mixes The FET limiter has 5 modes (these last two features replace the INPUT selector) About item 6, the ELOP can be selected for 10:1, 5:1, 3:1, 2:1 and an ‘AUTO HF’ mode where high frequencies get a higher ratio and low frequencies get a low ratio. This mode is the most gentle. As with most compressors one might need to lower the threshold as one lowers the ratio, if keeping a similar depth of gain reduction is wanted. The threshold markings are based on the 10:1 ratio and a setting of +18 is intended to help reduce DFS overs with a converter with 14 dB of headroom over +4 dBm. Many mastering converters are set for 14 dB of headroom and the +18 setting would be a good starting point. Of course being an Opto-based limiter, it cannot be ultra-fast and some peaks will probably get through and it generally will have the typical (puffy) sound of an optoInput Tubes: 2 x 12AT7A NOS GE specially selected by Manley Labs for lo-noise and stable biasOutput Tubes: 2 x 6414W NOS USA dual triodesI/O: MANLEY transformer coupled Balanced Inputs and OutputsGain: 20dB max Limiter GainInput Impedance:FET Limiter: Attack: approx. 100S; Release: 10mS to 2Sec; Ratio: better than 20:1ELOP Limiter: Attack: approx. 10mS for 6dB GR; Release: 2.5 Sec; Ratio: 10:1Frequency Response: 5Hz to 60KHzMaximum Output : +32dBm, +30dBm (into 1KOhm load)THD+N: <.05% @ 1KHzDynamic Range: 115dB typicalOutput Impedance: 200OhmsPor Consumption Slam! Analog:0.480 Amps (480 milliamps = 480mA) @ 120V = 57.6 Watts0.240 Amps (240 milliamps = 240mA) @ 240V = 57.6 WattsOutboard Por Supply is factory set for 100V, 120V or 220-240VAC operationfor original destination country's mains voltage.Operating Mains Voltage changeable with por transformer re-wiring via switch and fuse value change.Main Manley, Compressors & Limiters MMSLAMA