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The SLAM! "Stereo Limiter And Micpre"


Gain...And Plenty Of It
Need gain? How about up to 60dB with 20dB more in the limiter? Track direct with the Direct Instrument input or bring your line level inputs into the SLAM! for processing. The DI inputs have selectable input impedance, depending on how far you plug the 1/4" cable into the jack: all the way in, the input impedance is 100KOhms, halfway out and it's 10 megOhms reducing pickup loading and allowing the highs all through. 



The ELOP circuit, with its new switchable side-chain high pass filter is now more useful for mixes and other tracks, complete control of level and dynamics.  The ELOP limiter moves to the line stage when LINE is selected. The ELOP sidechain provides different HP filters on a toggle. The 200 Hz setting has been tailored for vocals and adds a touch of de-essing.


From clean to crushing gutteral growl, the fast FET based "brick wall" limiter covers it. Dial up a color to feel with the FET RELEASE control, while drawing perfect circles with the "CLIP" setting.  Set up a fast brick wall limiter with a slow release for minimum artifacts, or go with a fast release for crunch & loudness. The Attack control provides sonic control but very unusually retains the “none-shall-pass” brick wall. 

The Specs

  • Input Tubes: 2 x 12AT7A NOS GE 
  • Output Tubes 2 x 12BH7 dual triodes
  • I/O Transformer coupled balanced I/O
  • Micpre Selectable 48V & PHASE REVERSE
  • Gain 60dB max Micpre, 43dB max DI, 20dB max Limiter Gain
  • Mic Input Impedance: 2000Ω
  • DI Input Impedance: 100 kOhms or 10 megOhms (1/4” jack out halfway)
  • FET Limiter Attack: approx. 100μS; Release: 10mS to 2Sec; Ratio: better than 20:1
  • ELOP Limiter Attack: approx. 10mS for 6dB GR; Release: 2.5 Sec; Ratio: 10:1
  • Frequency Response 5Hz to 60KHz
  • Maximum Output +32dBm, +30dBm (into 1KΩ load)
  • THD+N <.05% @ 1KHz
  • Output Impedance 200Ω
  • Power Consumption
  • 0.480 Amps (480 milliamps = 480mA) @ 120V = 57.6 Watts
  • 0.240 Amps (240 milliamps = 240mA) @ 240V = 57.6 Watts
  • Outboard Power Supply factory set for 100V, 120V or 220-240VAC operation for original destination country's mains voltage.
  • Mains Voltage Frequency 50~ 60Hz
  • Size 2U
  • Shipping Weight 25 lbs.

Special Order Item

Manley Labs SLAM! Stereo Limiter & Mic Preamp

  • Manley SLAM! Stereo Limiter & Mic Preamp
  • Two class A mic preamps & DI’s drive two ELOP and two fast FET “brick wall” limiters to tame any tone one can throw at it. The SLAM! is jammed with tubes, transformers, technology, and tricks. Get it in, and get it LOUD.
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