product specifications
MASELEC
MTC-6
SURROUND
master transfer and monitor system
http://www.maselec.com/
Mases Electronics Ltd.
Bishopswood, Cannon Hill Close, Bray, Berks SL6 2DH, England.
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1628-770 104. E-mail: leif@maselec.com
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MTC-2 Master Control (stereo) channels 1 and 2
Master Control consists of three sections:
Input section:
Input source is selected from four
different sources and is then routed
through +/-10dB level, phase reverse
and cut controls for both channels.
Low Cut filters and High Cut filters
follow, 20Hz-100Hz and 12kHz-27kHz,
before the signal goes to the inserts.
Inserts:
The inserts are hard-switched, without adding electronics to the audio path.
When an insert is not selected, its input receives signal from a separate feed. This
assures isolation from the signal path but still provides signal for A-B comparisons. It
also keeps compressors and other dynamic processors ‘active’.
Insert 1 can be switched to M-S (sum & difference).
The left channel is the sum and the right channel is
the difference. This function can be used to modify
stereo images with equalisers, filters, compressors,
de-essers, etc.
Insert 6 can be
switched to ‘POST
FADER’, moving it to
after the output
section.
Output section:
After the inserts, the signal is routed to the output section.
FX Send and return is located at the input of this section.
The output fader can be assigned to control the FX return.
The stereo image can be modified with two controls:
1. Elliptical filter: This puts stereo signals, below 40Hz to 360Hz, into the centre
of the image and cuts ‘out-of-phase’ signals without altering the mono sound.
The elliptical filter can be used for
subjective (artistic) adjustments and
is essential for analogue disk cutting.
2. Stereo width: This function adjusts the stereo
width, +/-100%, without affecting the mono level.
Not only can this improve stereo imaging, but it
is also a powerful tool in combination with the
elliptical filter (-100%=mono).
Both stereo image tools are designed around a minimum electronic configuration
and do not use M-S matrixes. They are 100% mono compatible.
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The output level can be adjusted in
½ dB steps and the rotary fader
can be inserted immediately before
the output.
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The ‘POST FADER’ option for Insert 6 is normally used when equipment need
to be closely matched to the input of the destination. If a peak limiter is used to
protect an A-D converter from ‘overs’, it should be connected to Insert 6 with
the post function switched in.
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All functions on the Master Control are normally bypassed.
MTC-6 Master Control (surround) channels 3 to 6
Stepped input trims
21 position discrete switching
0.5dB steps
Individual Input Cut and Phase Reverse
switches for all four channels
FX Return
- Enables the FX return to be mixed in with the main signal
- The send and return is located post inserts
Insert Link
- Engaged MTC-6 (surround) Inserts are switched in/out of
circuit with the MTC-2 (stereo) Insert switches
Insert 1 M-S - Switches Insert 1 to M-S (sum & difference)
- The left channel is ‘M’ and the right channel is ‘S’ (in the insert)
Insert 6 Post - Moves insert 6 to post output trims, just before the output XLR’s
5.1
- Switches channel 4 filters to LFE
- Disables M-S on insert 1 for channels 3 and 4
I/P Trims
- Engages the rotary trim switches for input level
- 21 positions and 0.5dB steps
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High Cut Filters: 12kHz to 27kHz
Channel 4 HF filter is moved to
LFE when 5.1 is selected:
80Hz to 200Hz
Low Cut filters: 20Hz to 100Hz
Channel 4 LF filter is moved to
LFE when 5.1 is selected:
10Hz to 30Hz
All filters are by-passable
Individual controls for channels 3 and 4
Shared controls for channels 5 and 6
Inserts that are engaged (de-pressed) are put
in circuit by the insert switches on MTC-2 (stereo)
when the inserts are linked
Insert 1 can be switched to M-S
Insert 6 can be switched to either
before or after the output trims
Stepped output trims.
21 position discrete switching
0.5dB steps
By-passable
Output CUT of channels 3 to 6
The MTC-2 (stereo) CUT mutes all six channels
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MTC-6 Monitor Control
The Monitor Control is linked to the Master Router where the actual source switching
takes place. The transfer chain is isolated from all monitor points with balanced, high
impedance amplifiers. Because audio switching is done at source, monitoring functions
do not extend the transfer signal path, yet all points in the path can be monitored and
A-B compared.
16 monitor inputs:
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Input (post filters) and Inserts 1 to 6. Trim: +/-5dB.
Tape 1, Tape 2 and Aux’s 1 to 5. Trim: +/-5dB.
Output (post insert 6 if ‘POST FADER’ is engaged):
No level trim.
Workstation (analogue return): No level trim.
SURR SOUND changes the monitor to surround mode and activates the six
separate surround inputs and outputs.
METER switches (two) engages 6dB, 8dB or 10dB
meter offset.
! ALT SPEAKERS remote switches external functions
(contact closure).
! AUX SPEAKERS routes the stereo output to auxiliary
speakers.
FOLD down-mixes the surround channels to stereo.
L<>R Reverse flips left and right on the stereo input (including FOLD mixes).
PHASE REVERSE changes left channel phases (including FOLD mixes).
MONO folds stereo to mono (including FOLD mixes).
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Engaging the phase reversal and mono switches simultaneously enables monitoring of the
difference between left and right channels. This can be used for balancing left and right
and for monitoring the vertical cut when cutting analogue disks. It can also be used for
monitoring the difference signal when the M-S function is used.
Mono and stereo monitoring levels remain compatible regardless of the various monitor
switch selections. Unless either left or right is cut, the mono switch reduces levels with the
standard -6dB.
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INPUT CUT switches cut the signal at the monitor input.
This makes it possible to isolate and monitor individual
channels in surround mode.
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The Aux Speakers output has a stepped
+/-5dB level trim.
All speaker levels are controlled by the
main MONITOR LEVEL control (24 steps).
DIM reduces the output proportionally to
the setting of the Monitor Level control:
-26dB at full level (0dB) and -6dB at the
lowest level (-55dB).
CUT separates the outputs galvanically
from the electronics. Non-activated
outputs are cut in this way.
There are four groups of Monitor outputs:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Main stereo speakers
Aux stereo speakers
Surround speakers
Stereo meters
21. Master Routers
Auxiliary equipment is connected to the
Front Panel XLRs of the Routers.
The integrated Patch Panels make
rearranging, changing and adding
equipment easy. The scribble pad, on the
MTC-2 Master Control, can be used to
keep track of equipment changes.
When an insert is activated, it is
automatically put in series with the signal
path without routing the signal through any
additional electronics.
The main Power Supplies are located in the Master Routers with additional remote DC
regulation in the Master Control and Monitor Control units.
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22. MTC-6 Specification
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All inputs and outputs are balanced.
Inputs:
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Line Input ........…….........…………………………............. 50kohms
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Monitor Inputs .................…………………………............. 100kohms
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Insert Returns 1 to 6.......................................................... 100kohms
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FX Return........................................................…………... 24kohms
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Maximum Level ............................................................... +29dBu
Transfer Outputs:
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Maximum Level ..............................................................
+29dBu
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Output Impedance .....................................................….
34ohms
FX Send Outputs:
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Maximum Level ..............................................................
+28dBu
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Output Impedance .....................................................….
43ohms
Monitor Outputs:
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Maximum Level .........................................................….. +24dBu
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Output Impedance .....................................................….. 66ohms
Meter Output (Monitor Control):
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Maximum Level .....................................................…...... +28dBu
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Output Impedance ..........................................…........…. 43ohms
Meter Output (Master Router):
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Maximum Level .........................................................….. +28dBu
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Output Impedance ............................................…........... 43ohms
Transfer Signal Path:
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Noise...................................................…..........................
<-95dBu
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Distortion.............................................…..........................
<-105dB
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Dynamic range....................................…..........................
> 124dB
Subject to change without notice.
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Master Router front panel connections:
Line
Inputs
Analogue source equipment that can be
selected as Master Control Inputs.
Monitor
Inputs
Analogue monitor sources.
Tape1, Tape2, AUX1, AUX2,
AUX3 and AUX4 are also line inputs.
Inserts
Signal Processing Equipment.
Top row: Left channel
Lower row: Right channel
FX Send
and Return
Signal Processing Equipment.
Top row: Left channel
Lower row: Right channel
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Master Router front panel connections:
Line
Output
Master Router back panel connections:
Analogue output. Connect to equipment
for easy “patching”.
Top row: Left channel
Lower row: Right channel
Line
Output
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Analogue output. Connect to equipment
that do not need “patching”.
Top row: Left channel
Lower row: Right channel
MTC-2 Master Control (stereo) and Monitor Control front panel layouts:
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MTC-2 Master Control (stereo) and Monitor Control back panel layouts:
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MTC-6 Master Control (surround) panel layouts:
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Master Router panel layouts:
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