Manley builds on past successes
Created in the tradition of Variable Mu, the Nu Mu studio compressor has been designed to deliver Manley’s signature sonic quality at a more competitive price. The hybrid compressor combines the front end tube topology of the T-Bar Variable Mu with a solid state side chain and output stage to deliver what the manufacturer describes as ‘a full-bodied signature tube sound’. Features include Iron input transformers on balanced XLR connectors and the same low impedance switched mode power supply adopted by the Manley Core.
The Nu Mu further incorporates Hip control, allowing it to apply compression at lower dynamic ranges, while leaving louder dynamics unaffected. The result is a higher overall level, without squashing the dynamics of the most exciting transients. Previously, this type of effect could only be accomplished using parallel compression, combining the compressed and uncompressed signals.
Additionally, the company is has updated its ELOP electro-optical limiter. The ELOP+ adds an onboard stereo compressor to the original controls. The new layout features a faceplate and includes an ultra-low impedance switched mode power supply.