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Stereo harmonic exciter studio tool with bass compressor and stereo expander functions

Patented. Legendary. Spectacular.
The patented Vitalizer circuitry makes the Vitalizer Mk3-T an unsurpassed sound designer. Whether live or in the studio, audio productions sound more alive, have more details, more transparency, a higher perceived loudness and, if required, an overwhelming bass foundation.

The Vitalizer Mk3-T not only swaps the classic, golden robe of the previous model for the new, black design of the SPL Studio Series - the higher internal audio voltage of +/-18 V elevates this third generation SPL classic to greater sonic results and impresses with an even better and more detailed sound experience.

Drive controls the level going into the filter network. The level can be changed between -20 dB and +6 dB. In the center position (0 dB) the level is identical to the input level

The OVL LED indicates a potential overload of the input stages as well as internal overloads. The OVL LED lights up 3 dB before an overload. This ensures that the Vitalizer always delivers the perfect sound.

Bass Sound
The Bass Sound control can be used to adjust between two bass sound colors.

Moving the Bass Sound control from the center position (0) to the left makes bass sounds soft and warm, referred to as Soft.

If the Bass Sound control is moved from the center position (0) to the right, this makes bass sounds dry and percussive, referred to as Tight.

The scale dots on the right symbolize this contoured, tight bass sound and are therefore displayed in squares.

Bass Comp
The Stereo Vitalizer Mk3-T features an easy-to-use and effective "one-knob" compressor that is integrated solely into the bass processing path, leaving the original bass content untouched. Attack, Release and Threshold are pre-set. Increasing the Bass Comp value on the one hand increases the compression ratio (Ratio) and at the same time lowers the threshold value (Threshold). The compressor works with a soft knee control characteristic to sound as unobtrusive as possible.

By integrating it into the bass path, the high end remain lively and airy even at strong compression rates!

The Gain Reduction LED "GR" indicates that the compressor is operating.

Mid-Hi Tune
The Mid-Hi Tune control is used to set the starting frequency of a broad-band shelving filter. In line with the setting of Process control, all frequencies above this value right through to the end of the audio range are processed.

The control range is between 1.1 kHz (hard right) and 22 kHz (hard left).

One of the Sovtek 12AX7 double triode tubes is used within the Mid-Hi Tune filter and gives the mid frequencies even more accurate transparency with a soft and silky sound pattern.

The Process control determines the ratio between Bass Sound and Mid-Hi Tune to the original signal and determines the attenuation intensity of dominant mid frequencies.

The LC EQ is a mid-high processing stage built around a passive coil-capacitor (LC) network. The LC-EQ creates more presence and definition in the midrange, especially for speech intelligibility and transparency. In the high frequency range, the coil convinces with extremely low noise. The frequency can be controlled between approx. 2 kHz (Low) when panned hard left stop and approx. 20 kHz (High) when panned hard right. The high frequency structure improved with the LC-EQ ensures a cleaner separation of the instrumentation and provides silky highs.

Coils are known for their pleasant sound in filter circuits. In the 60's, coil filters were often used, later replaced by RC filters (resistor-capacitor network) due to their high pricing. Nowadays, the coil sound is desired again, especially for the mid and high frequencies, since saturating the coil produces a harmonic behavior that is pleasant for the listening sensation. This can be compared to the difference between a tube stage and a transistor stage.
Analog inputs & outputs; XLR & TRS Jack (balanced)
Input impedance
22 k?
Output impedance
75 ?
Maximum input level
22.5 dBu
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
86 dB
Frequency range (-3 dB)
10 Hz " 100 kHz
THD + N (0 dBu, 10 Hz " 22 kHz)
0.01 %
Noise (A-weighted)
-99 dBu
Dynamic range
122 dB

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer
Operating voltag for analog audio
18 V
Operating voltage for relays and LEDs
12 V
Tubes anode voltage
250 V
Tubes heating voltage
12.6 V

Mains Power Supply
Mains voltage (selectable)
230 V AC, 50; 115 V AC, 60 Hz
Fuse for 230 V
T 315 mA
Fuse for 115 V
T 630 mA
Power consumption
max. 20 W

Dimensions & Weight
W x H x D (width x height x depth)
482 x 44 x 237 mm
19 x 1.73 x 9.33 inch
Unit weight
3.4 kg
7.5 lbs
Shipping weight (incl. packaging)
4.75 kg
10.47 lbs
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