The Manley Vari MU with MS Option and T-BAR Mod is an all valve compressor and limiter designed for stereo buss compression. It features a built-in MS Matrix allowing you to compress the Sum and Difference of a stereo field and the T-BAR mod to closely resemble the sound of the original units.
The Manley Vari-Mu takes its name from the patented technology used in this compressor, in which the valve is the gain reduction element. The compression works by using the “remote cut-off” or re-biasing of the vacuum tube.
In compression mode, the Vari MU starts with a soft-knee 1.5:1 ratio, while in Limit mode the ratio starts at 4:1 and increases all the way up to 20:1 when pushed over 12dB of gain reduction. As more limiting occurs, the knee softens. This explains why it possible to push the Manley Vari Mu further than any other compressors.
Although it was originally designed as a mixbuss compressor to sweeten the final mix, it is nonetheless possible to use it as a dual mono with both sides having their own sets of controls including threshold, attack, recovery and output.
The M/S Option lets you use your Vari MU in exciting new ways from enhancing the stereo image by working either on the MID or Side of your signal.
The T-BAR Mode uses a converter board to allow for the use of 6BA6 or 12AB6 single pentode valves wired in triode mode to replace the 5670 valves. This Mod offers sound that closely matches the original units.
Manley Vari MU with MS and T-Bar Options Features:
|Short Description||Manley Vari MU + MS Option + T-Bar|
|Demo in Store||No|
|Side Chain Input||No|