George Massenburg Labs - GML 2020 « Direct-to-Tape » - Préamp / EQ / Comp Channel Strip
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The 2020 is a brand new mono blockbuster combo of the legendary 8300 Mic Pre, a 4-band version of the 8200 Parametric EQ, and a complete 8900 Dynamic Range Controller.
Additional enhancements not found in the stand-alone units include: Mic, Line, and Direct Instrument input selection, front panel mounted 2-Pole High Pass Filter, Phase Reverse, and Phantom Power switches, as well as accurate LED input metering.
From -10dB of attenuation up to a whopping 70dB of amplification, Input Gain is selectable in precise 5dB steps accommodating all sources from low output ribbon mics through semi-pro keyboards to inserts in super hot mastering chains with one knob. Both the EQ and Dynamics sections are independently bypassable and up to eight 2020 units can be linked for multichannel work.
Especially useful about the 2020 is the way the 8200 EQ section can be placed either before or after the 8900 Dynamics section, or inserted into the Side Chain at the flick of a switch. This feature alone makes the 2020 an extremely flexible recording tool. A rugged 2U chassis houses all these fabulous features together.
The 2020 requires one 9015 external power supply.
Technical Specifications :
Mic: 1 kW balanced
Line: 20 kW balanced
M/I: 1 MW unbalanced (tip "hot")
MIC INPUT :
-0,1 dB / +0,002 dB, <10 Hz à 40 kHz
-0,01 dB / +0,002 dB, 15 Hz à 15 kHz
-3 dB à 280 kHz et <<10 Hz
EQUALIZER SECTION :
-0.1 dB / +0.002 dB, <10 Hz to 36 kHz
-0.01 dB / +0.002 dB, 12 Hz to 12 kHz
-3 dB at 250 kHz and <<10 Hz
13 dB Noise Figure, EQ In vs. EQ Out
<0.001% Harmonic distortion at +20 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, averaged
<0.0025% Harmonic distortion at +20 dBu, 20 Hz to 30 kHz
<0.0025% SMPTE Intermodulation distortion at +10 dBu
Input Section :
3 inputs: Mic, Line, M/I (Tip = Signal, Sleeve = Ground)
Input Source control: Mic, Line, M/I
Gain control: -10dB to +70dB, 5dB steps
Input meter, 5 LED's: -30dB, -20dB, 0dB (green), +18dB (yellow), +24dB (red)
Phantom switch, toggle: Phantom on (LED on), Phantom off (LED off)
EQ section :
EQ IN switch, illuminated pushbutton: EQ in (LED on, switch in), EQ out (LED off, switch out)
Dynamics section :
DYNAMICS IN switch, illuminated pushbutton: Dynamics in (LED on, switch in), Dynamics out (LED off, switch out)
Threshold control: 0dB to 20dB
Crest Factor: Fast Crest Factor control, ring: 0dB to 20dB
Peak Crest Factor control, knob: 0dB to 20dB
Output: Output control, ring: -6dB to +14dB
LINK ON switch, illuminated pushbutton: in (LED on), out (LED off)
Main Output: direct-coupled, DC-servo corrected, unbalanced (pin2=Sig, pins1,3=Gnd)
Requires GML Model 9015 external power supply sold separately; +/-28 VDC, +/-18 VDC
Additional board-level regulation: +/-15 VDC, +12 VDC
19" W x 3.5" H x 8.5" D rack mount chassis, black anodized aluminum, silver legend
Weight: 11 lbs., approximate