by Claudio

May 30, 2014

As a member of Prism Sound’s prestigious Maselec Master range the Prism Sound Maselec MLA-2 Stero Compressor is a classic unit used in some of the top Mastering rooms in the world. The MLA-2 is designed to be extremely transparent, but it still delivers a flattering sound when used on drums and program material. See below for specs and a full video review.

This simply designed compressor is perfect for use on almost anything. From taming dynamically complex audio tracks to subtle mastering boosts or cuts, or anything in between, the MLA-2 is transparent and clear with extremely low levels of noise and distortion. This level of flexibility coupled with the fact it is so simple and easy to use makes it an ideal go-to compressor for almost any application, and it is no wonder it is well used in professional mixing and mastering studios around the world.

Mixing and Mastering with the Prism Sound Maselec MLA-2 Compressor
The Prism Sound Maselec MLA-2 Stereo Mastering Compressor

– SOUNDS BEST ON: Piano, Drums, Guitars, Mix Bus.

Threshold control: “Normal Threshold” or “High Threshold” switch (found on the back of the device)
Ratios: 1.4:1, 1.7:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1
Attack Times (ms/dB): .005, .020 .100, .50, 1.0, 1.5
Release Times (sec/dB): .02, .05, .10, .20, .40, 1.0
Input Gain Range: From -20dB to 0db in 1db increments
Output Gain Range: From 0db to +20dB in 1dB increments


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19-inch 2RU, depth: 280mm
Weight: 4 Kg

– PRICE (new):
UK = around £2,695
USA = around $4,195
EUROPE = around €3.269,00

– PRICE (used):
UK = around £1,635 (eBay)
USA = none found
EUROPE = none found

For more information please visit Prism Sound.


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