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    MAS-110 Flex controls

    Post by Steve Regier on Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:14 pm

    MAS-110 Flex controls
    As illustrated in the picture there are spaces for four switches.

    Top: The tweeter control switch. This switch will allow selection of one, no tweeters. The default setting is (marked with an *) the single tweeter setting.

    Bottom: The Voicing control Switch. This controls the signal phase between the Mid/High section and the Woofer section.  The default setting (marked with an *) is in phase.

    Arming Switch SW1: This switch arms or disarms the Bright/Dark SW2 switch. The default setting (marked with an *) is Neutral or Off.

    Bright/Dark SW2: This switch controls Mid/High output in relation to the Woofer section. The default setting (marked with an *) is Dark. However, unless the Arming Switch SW1 is lifted to the Arm SW2 setting SW2 remains inert and does not control the Mid/High section.

    Placing all the switches in their Default settings places the cabinet in a Neutral voicing with an even response curve. In this setting the loudspeaker’s response is +/- 7db from 35Hz to 16Khz.

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    Switching in operation:

    The MAS-110 Flex is shipped with all switches in the Default or Neutral setting. This is a good place to start when finding desired tone. The instrument signal chain can be adjusted and optimized prior to moving the Loudspeaker from its Neutral setting.
    The Arming Switch SW1 on the 110 Flex allows the loudspeaker to leave the Default Neutral voicing and move sensitivity control of the Mid/High section to the Bright/Dark SW2 switch. With the Arming Switch SW1 in the Default setting (Neutral) the Bright/Dark switch is not active. When the Arming SW1 switch is lifted to the Arm (Arm SW2) position the Bright/Dark SW2 switch then controls the Mid/High sensitivity. If the Bright/Dark SW2 switch is then put into the Dark position sensitivity of the Mid/High section is reduced. For a more aggressive tone the Bright/Dark SW2 can be lifted to the Bright setting. This increases the sensitivity of the Mid/High section. A shift in crossover frequency in also induced in this position. Not only does this create a more aggressive tone. It creates a pocket in the sound presentation for the utilization of an optional MAS-110s subwoofer unit.
    The Tweeter switch can be used to set two different High Frequency options. In the default setting the tweeter is operational. The switch can be moved to the Off (left) position. In this position the High Frequency section is inactive allowing the Mid-range drivers to produce High Frequency output extending beyond 8KHz. This will produce an extended Mid-range presence with a High Frequency roll-off.
    The Voicing switch is a phase control between the Mid/High section and the Woofer section. This controls the interaction of these two sections in the Upper Bass / Lower Midrange region of the loudspeaker. This is useful in controlling the bass contour. In the Default setting this bass region is full and even. In the Non-Default setting this bass region is thinned. This thinner contour allows greater bass control in boomy environments or to create a cleaner sound when in Dark mode.


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    Re: MAS-110 Flex controls

    Post by GK Breivik on Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:23 pm

    Thanks for this!

    How would a 110+110sub be different from the 210? Is there something the modular rig can't do that the 210 can?
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    Re: MAS-110 Flex controls

    Post by Steve Regier on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:02 pm

    GK Breivik wrote:Thanks for this!

    How would a 110+110sub be different from the 210? Is there something the modular rig can't do that the 210 can?
    The MAS-110s subwoofer added to the 110Flex would be equivalent to the MAS-210 Flex in its Neutral setting. The 210 Flex would still have the Bright/Aggressive mode in reserve whereas the 110Flex/110s combo would be at its limit. The Dark setting on the 210Flex has a little different flavor as well. The B and E strings would be the same on either, however.


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    Re: MAS-110 Flex controls

    Post by Steve Regier on Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:06 am

    GK Breivik wrote:Thanks for this!

    How would a 110+110sub be different from the 210? Is there something the modular rig can't do that the 210 can?

    Here is a bit of an update on this subject:
    The MAS-110Flex can be combined with a MAS110S sub-woofer unit to provide output similar to that of the MAS-210Flex. It is the exact size and is very similar in appearance to it's cousin the MAS-210Mod. There are some significant differences in electronics between the two cabinets. As a stand-alone unit the MAS-210Mod will be more mid-aggressive in all settings when compared to the MAS-110Flex in the same settings. The output of the MAS-210Mod in Neutral Mode will be close to the output of the MAS-110Flex in Bright mode for example. The MAS-210Mod will have a subtle compression at higher power when placed in Dark Mode whereas the MAS-110 is strictly padded -6db in the mid-range when in Dark Mode with no other sonic artifact. Thus the MAS-210Mod produces a more vintage tube-like sound in Dark Mode where the MAS-110Flex produces a more modern warm tone when in Dark Mode. The MAS-210Mod is designed with special electronics to integrate with the MAS-110S and create a modular version of the MAS-210Flex with all of that loudspeaker's voicing options. The MAS-110Flex can also be used with an MAS-110S. When used in this manner the mid-range output in Bright Mode will be equivalent to the MAS-210Flex in Neutral Mode.

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