ELOP limiters have long been a super smooth staple of high end studios, get that classic control and tone for your recordings today!
Since the early 1990’s, the Manley ELOP® stereo electro-optical limiter has been a tracking hero effortlessly controlling dynamics on countless records around the globe, delivering the coveted classic, all-tube sound that Manley Labs is known for. So how do you improve on something this good?
Well, for starters, we have now added a 3:1 compression ratio feature which opens up the doors to greater versatility, especially for 2-buss applications. The ELOP+ has been completely re-engineered from the ground-up, beginning with our amazing modern high voltage switching power supply purpose-designed for our vacuum tube audio circuits. With careful reference to our sonic past, we have deployed our highest performance vacuum tube line amplifier and White Follower output stage in this new version all housed in a build-efficient chassis behind a drop-dead gorgeous precision-CNC-milled faceplate, all proudly made in America, of course. The new Manley ELOP+ is everything you love about our legendary ELOP, plus!
- 10:1 Limiter and 3:1 Compressor ratios
- All-tube audio path uses 5751 and 6922 dual triodes
- Balanced Manley IRON® transformer-coupled XLR Inputs
- XLR impedance-balanced outputs
- BYPASS switches and AUTOMUTE with warm-up delay
- Large illuminated VU meters read Gain Reduction or Output levels
- STEREO LINK
- Side-Chain High-Pass Filter
- Universal internal power supply operates worldwide 90-250V~AC 50/60Hz
What We Think
Every moment we spent with the new Manley ELOP+ compressor limiter was a "holy cow" moment. All I know is that somebody at Manley has meticulously set this box up to provide absolute control over virtually any source, yet still remain open and true to the original sound. The new 3:1 ratio on mix buss is scary smooth too, reigning in mix elements with ease for one glued down experience. The medium attack speed has control without the pinched "grab", and the release is fast with a curve that means you just do not hear it. If ease of use, clean with a smidge of tube goodness and size, and the ability to control while tracking or mixing are your thing...I'd say this is the thing. This is secret sauce territory.