Manley Labs Massive Passive Stereo EQSKU: MMSMPXXXX-P
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Colossal, timbre-twisting passive equalization using metal-film resistors, film capacitors, and hand-wound inductors to organically sculpt the tone from subtle to vivid. Manley’s tube stages handle huge HF boosts without sibilance and unbelievable fatness without mud. “It’s like a Pultec on steroids.”
"Passive" refers to the tone shaping part of this clever new EQ design not using any active circuitry. Only metal film resistors, film capacitors and hand-wound inductors sculpt the sound, kinda like a Pultec EQ on hyper-steroids. Super-beefy, hugely-high-headroom Manley all-tube make-up gain amplifiers deliver your tunes into the next realm. "Massive".... it's a fitting word for this beast. You'll need to experience this.
Creating natural, organic, acoustic tone can only be done with an equalizer that treats the signal with natural methods. The Massive Passive uses simple passive components and exploits their natural qualities rather than forcing a complex circuit to meet an arbitrary clinical or scientific goal. Manley knows that recording and mastering equalizers are used by artists for artistic goals and we balanced this design with a little more art than science.
The Massive Passive is intended both for the most radical EQ sometimes needed for tracking as well as the most subtle shadings for vocals and mastering. It is designed to be a fundamentally different EQ but incorporates the best strengths of Pultecs, choice console EQs, parametrics and graphics. The difference is that the Massive allows twice as much EQ with half the coloration. It allows huge HF boosts without sibilance problems and unbelievable fatness without mud.
This is unique. This is the MASSIVE PASSIVE, baby.
- All-Passive tone sculpting circuitry
- Unique Shelf curves use the "bandwidth" control
- Overlapping and Interleaved Frequency choices
- Every band switchable to shelf or bell
- Vacuum tube make-up gain and line drivers
- Parallel symmetrical topology
- Premium components throughout
- Passive HP and LP Filters plus gain trims
Switch Bypass Switch bypasses EQ & tube circuits (not hardwire) Inputs/Outputs XLR & 1/4" (accepts unbalanced) EQ EQ Boost/Cut Range : 20 dB boost, 20 dB cut Frequency Response ±2 dB: 8 Hz to 60 KHz Frequency Range 22 Hz to 27 kHz Dynamic Range 120 dB Dimensions 19" x 5.25" x 10" Weight 21 lbs Rack Spaces 3 Space
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. A further optional limited 5 year transferrable warranty is available upon proper registration of ownership within 30 days of date of first purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.