The MDS-2 is a dual mono, linkable, high frequency limiter. It is housed in a 1U 19" rack mount alloy case. It is primarily intended for use as a de-esser, reducing unattractive high frequencies, with minimum coloration and loss of clarity.
Automatic time constants and optimisation techniques for the gain reduction minimises the number of controls. The advantage is not only simple operation but also increased performance for highly dynamic and inconsistent materials without the need for continuous readjustments.
With wide input range, up to +29dBu input and low noise, the MDS-2 can be used in many different applications. The side chain can be switched to M-S, which can be used to “zoom” in on high frequencies in the centre of the stereo image. With this function switched in the threshold is 6dB lower for the centre image compared to extreme left and right.
The M-S function does not affect the actual audio path.
Input dynamic Range - Better than 120dB
Output dynamic range - Better than 120dB
Maximum input level - 129dBu (balanced)
Maximum output level - 129dBu (balanced)
Distortion - Typically less than 0.003%
HF limiter attack time - Programme dependent 1msec to 20msec
Release time - Programme dependent
Input impedance - 100kΩ ground floating electronically balanced
Output impedance - 33Ω electronically balanced
Threshold - -26dB to +∞ (low: -40dB to +∞)
Gain - 0dB
H.F. Limiter - >2kHz
Power - 90-130, 180-260 Volts @ 50-60 Hz
Fuse - 315mA, anti surge (slow)
US and EU parcels ship via UPS, ETA 1-7 working days from pickup day zero. That also applies to most
All shipments are fully insured.
Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.
Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.
Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.
You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
We ship worldwide – contact us for a personal shipping quote or any other questions.
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