The 2016 ELOP+ has been completely re-engineered from the ground-up. With careful reference to our sonic past, we have deployed our highest performance vacuum tube line amplifier and White Follower output stage in this new version.
How Do You Improve on a Classic?
Since the early 1990’s, the Manley ELOP® stereo electro-optical limiter has been a tracking hero effortlessly controlling dynamics on countless records around the globe, delivering the coveted classic, all-tube sound that Manley Labs is known for. So how do you improve on something this good?
Well, for starters, we have now added a 3:1 compression ratio feature which opens up the doors to greater versatility, especially for 2-buss applications. The 2016 ELOP+ has been completely re-engineered from the ground-up, beginning with our amazing modern high voltage switching power supply purpose-designed for our vacuum tube audio circuits. With careful reference to our sonic past, we have deployed our highest performance vacuum tube line amplifier and White Follower output stage in this new version all housed in a build-efficient chassis behind a drop-dead gorgeous precision-CNC-milled faceplate, all proudly made in America, of course. The new Manley ELOP+ is everything you love about our legendary ELOP, plus!
"It's not possible to listen to and use the Manley ELOP+ without BUYING ONE.
Just spent the day with this unit and posting files in our Clipalator... Talk about clean and easy control. Not just mono tracking sources either, on the mix buss it also RULES. Everything stays so open, and the release is so fast and smooth it doesn't really sound compressed, but trust me it is.
Great job, EveAnna... Incredible box at an even more incredible price!"
- Warren Dent, ZenPro Audio
"If you're looking for a limiter/compressor that can sweeten tracks and add some gentle smoothness, I suggest giving this unit a try. It was a sad day when I had to box up this unit and send it back to Manley Labs as it will be missed in my studio."
"Manley's ELOP optical stereo limiter has been a mainstay tool in both recording and mastering studios everywhere; the sound of this all-tube dynamic processor has been heard on numerous popular recordings for over the last 25 years.
The improved ELOP+ now has an integrated stereo compressor with a 3:1 compression ratio but otherwise maintains the same controls and functionality as the original ELOP Limiter and its 10:1 ratio. Manley Labs dramatically improved the look of the ELOP+ with a new solid metal chassis and faceplate design. The unit uses an all-tube signal path using 5751 and 6922 dual triodes and both the input and output stages feature Manley's IRON® transformers.
Other features are: switchable stereo linking, side-chain high pass filter, giant well-lit VU meters, bypass switching and the Automute circuitry allows time for tube warm up before passing audio.
With a worldwide, 90 to 250-volt auto-sensing power supply, the new ELOP+ sells for $2,500 MSRP."
-Barry Rudolph, Recording Engineer/Producer