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Tube Tech MEC 1A

Recording Channel Mic Pre/Comp/EQ

Product Code: 10732





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The recording channel from Tube-Tech is called the MEC 1A - a name that doesn’t come close to doing justice to the exciting tube-based technology inside this remarkable machine. Featuring a microphone preamp equalizer and a compressor , the single channel MEC 1A is almost totally tube. Only the power supply isn’t tubebased. The shelving and bell filters are all designed around a tube operational amplifier, while both input and output have fully floating transformers. The front panel design provides smooth, responsive control and includes a simple yet very precise VU meter for accurate monitoring of output or compression. And what the MEC 1A brings to your sound is immeasurable. A perfect addition to your studio, the MEC 1A will continue to astound you for years.

Analog Inputs XLR
Analog Outputs XLR
Circuit Tube
Digital Inputs None
Digital Outputs None
Kind Multi-band Compressor
Linkable Yes
Notes Transformer I/O
Sidechain Yes
Total Channels 2
In Depth
Mic. Preamp
Gain from +20dB to +70dB
Phantom power +48V
Phase reverse
-20dB pad
Lowcut filter
DI input impedance 1M ohm
Low shelving at 6 frequencies
Band filter at 12 (bell type)
High shelving at 6 frequencies

Optical gain reduction element
Link-able for stereo application
Variable attack and release
Ration 1.5:1 to 10:1
Equaliser and compressor fitted with separate in/out switch
Equaliser and compressor swap with clickless relay
VU meter showing output or compression
Output gain (+10dB)
Output gain (+10dB)
Very low noise: < -85dBU
Freq. response: 5Hz to 60Hz
All switches gold plated
Conductive plastic pots

Mic. Preamp
Gain (20-30-40-50-60dB)
(0 to 10dB, 1dB step) 20dB to 70dB
Input impedance
> 1200 ohm
Gain (20-30-40-50-60dB)
(0 to 10dB, 1dB step)
10dB to 60dB
Input impedance
> 1M ohm/82pF
Lowcut filter
20Hz/12dB oct.

40Hz/6dB oct.
Output impedance < 60 ohm
Distortion (THD+n @ 40Hz)

0 dBU
< 0.10 %
10 dBU
< 0.10 %
max. output (1% THD+n)
> +26 dBU
Noise (Rg=200 ohm) Gain
20dB 60dB
22Hz - 22kHz
< -82 dBU < -60 dBU
< -72 dBU < -50 dBU
Frequency response (-3dB)
15Hz - 80kHz
CMRR (@ 10kHz)
< -60dB
FILTERS Low shelving
20, 30, 50, 70, 100, 160Hz
+/- 15dB
40, 60, 80, 130, 250, 500Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz
4kHz, 7kHz, 10kHz
+/- 20dB (BW=sharp)
+/- 12dB (BW=broad)
High shelving
4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 12, 18, 26kHz
+/- 15 dB
Compressor Ratio
1.5:1 to 10:1
-20 to off
1mS to 100mS
60mS to 2S

2 x ECC81, 2 x ECC82, 2 x ECC83
19 inch
2 units
205 mm
Power requirements
(115V/230V, 50-60HZ)

All specifications at RL=600 ohm


Item Number: Tube Tech MEC 1A    10732 0-0
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