Manley ELOP Plus Stereo Electro-Optical Compressor

The ELOP Plus takes the original ELOP stereo limiter and adds a 3:1 compressor to give you more flexibility -- from gentle tube compression to 10:1 limiting.

Since the early 1990s, 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, Manley's added a 3:1 compression ratio feature which opens up the doors to greater versatility, especially for 2-buss applications.

The ELOP+ has been completely re-engineered from the ground up, beginning with Manley's amazing modern high voltage switching power supply purpose-designed for their vacuum tube audio circuits. With careful reference to Manley's sonic past, they've deployed their highest performance vacuum tube line amplifier and White Follower output stage in this 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 Manley ELOP+ is everything you love about the legendary Manley ELOP, plus!


- 10:1 Limiter and 3:1 Compressor ratios
- All-tube audio path uses 5751 and 6922 dual triodes
- Balanced Manley IRON transformer-coupled XLR Inputs
- XLR impedance-balanced outputs
- BYPASS switches and AUTOMUTE with warm-up delay
- Large illuminated VU meters read Gain Reduction or Output levels
- Side-Chain High-Pass Filter
- Universal internal power supply operates worldwide 90-250V~AC 50/60Hz
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MELPP

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (909) 627-4256

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 15, 2022 by Robert L Smith in New York, NY
"The last thing I needed was another compressor"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I own many limiters, including Manley's Variable Mu, but the ELOP+ is an excellent machine all its own. I've never been one who likes options, so with two knobs, this compressor keeps it simple. Its hard to get a bad sound out of it, and I haven't found a bad one yet. Feels like a better LA2A to me, and its been amazing on vocals, bass, piano, brass, woodwinds. This will live in my recording chain for a very long time. If you're looking for some of the classic Manley mojo, look no further. High recommended!
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Pop, Rock, Americana, Jazz, Classical, Film
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