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Rupert Neve Designs MBT Master Buss Transformer Used
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Rupert Neve Designs MBT Master Bus Transformer Used

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Rupert Neve Designs MBT
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The MBT provides an incredible array of flavorful options designed to sweeten, enhance, drive, widen, and utterly transform source material, making it the ultimate tool for musical coloration. Equally at home on a full mix, groups, stems or individual sources, the MBT pairs undeniably legendary tonal quality with an immensely flexible set of controls to shape your sound.

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- Built around Rupert Neve’s Class-A, Transformer Coupled Signal Paths
- Revitalize mono or stereo tracks, stems and mixes with a suite of new controls
- Add that missing weight and power with our new Super Silk circuit
- Add dynamic character with the opto-based Color Comp
- Quickly adjust tone with the gentle and musical LF & HF shelves
- Use the newly designed Width section to create dimension without losing focus
- Drive and level-match the interstage transformers with the I/O amplifiers
MBT Front Panel Controls
Input Level: LED indication that illuminates GREEN when the input signal reaches -20dBu and illuminates RED to show when the input signal reaches +23dBu. This indication is post input trim control.
Input Trim: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the input level within a range of +/- 12dB.
HPF Freq: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the HPF frequency within a range of 15Hz to 100Hz.
HPF In: Push-button switch that illuminates GREEN when the 6dB/octave HPF is engaged.
LF: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the Low Frequency Shelf gain within a range of +/- 9dB.
LF Freq: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the Low Frequency Shelf corner frequency within a range of 30Hz to 240Hz.
HF: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the High Frequency Shelf gain within a range of +/- 9dB.
HF Freq: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the High Frequency Shelf corner frequency within a range of 3kHz to 24kHz.
EQ In: Push-button switch that illuminates GREEN when the equalizer section is engaged.
Threshold: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the compressor threshold within a range of +24dBu to 0dBu.
S/C HPF: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the corner frequency of the S/C HPF within a range of 20Hz to 350Hz.
Comp In: Push-button switch that illuminates GREEN when the compressor section is engaged.
Gain Reduction: LED that illuminates GREEN when gain reduction is occuring. The LED indicates compression for left and right channels simultaneously. Release: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the Release time of the compressor within a range of 100mS to 1.5S.
Ratio: Opaque push-button switch that toggles between a LO (OUT) 2:1 ratio and a HI (IN) 5:1 compressor ratio curve.
Blend: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of dry (0%) vs. wet (100%) compressed signal in the audio path.
Gain: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of compressor make-up gain within a range of 0dB to +20dB.
Width In: Push-button switch that illuminates GREEN when the WIDTH section is engaged.
Width HPF: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the corner frequency of the width processing HPF within a range of 50Hz to 800Hz.
Width: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of Width stereo field processing within a range of MIN to MAX.
SILK In: Push-button switch that illuminates PURPLE when the SUPER SILK section is engaged.
Blue: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of low frequency SILK pre-emphasis.
Drive: LED that illuminates RED when the signal level reaches the optimal range for transformer harmonics. The LED indicates drive level for left and right channels.
Red: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of high frequency SILK pre-emphasis.
Harmonics: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of transformer harmonics added to the audio path.
Zener Drive: Push-button switch that illuminates AMBER when the soft clip circuitry is engaged.
Bypass All: Push-button switch that illuminates RED when the master bypass is engaged. This master bypass is a true hard-wire bypass that ensures the MBT will pass audio in the event that power is lost.
Output Trim: 31-detent potentiometer that controls the amount of output trim within a range of +/- 12dB.
Output Meters: Stereo 16-segment LED meters that indicate output level in dBu.
Power: LED that illuminates GREEN when POWER is ON.

MBT Rear Panel
Power:
IEC standard 3 pin grounded switched AC power inlet with an input range of 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz. 70 Watts maximum AC power consumption.
GND Lift: Slide switch that lifts XLR Output Pin 1 from chassis ground to minimize ground loops.
Output: Balanced XLR outputs with custom Rupert Neve Designs transformers capable of handling up to +25.5dBu at 1kHz.
Input: Balanced XLR combo jack inputs capable of handling up to +26.8dBu at 1kHz.
Rupert Neve Designs MBT Rear
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Rupert Neve Designs MBT Box Extras