Manley Dual Mono Mic Preamp
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In honor of the 30th Anniversary, Manley Labs is producing a limited quantity of the classic Dual Mono Microphone Preamplifiers - first introduced almost thirty years ago, they make for a perfect XXX LIMITED EDITION! This special edition features custom faceplate & insert coloring and engraving, and ships with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and a letter from EveAnna Manley.
The MANLEY all-tube Dual Mono Microphone Preamplifier is primarily intended for use with modern capacitor (condenser) microphones. Now, 40 to 60 dBs of gain, enough for most ribbon mics, are selectable in precise 5dB steps by varying the amount of overall negative feedback on the GAIN switch. This is a very interesting feature indeed, allowing to change the slew rate (speed), placement, and tonal balance of the sound from mellow and "tubey-er" through to faster, punchier and more aggressive.
Tube complement per channel: 1 x 12AX7EH hand-selected for lowest noise, and 1 x 6414 for each high-current output stage. Each unit is painstakingly hand wired using silver solder and audiophile-grade componentry. Double shielded custom-built power transformers and custom-built high capacity reservoir capacitors demonstrate our modern power supply design approach.
The front panel 1/4" DIRECT INPUT jack makes these preamplifiers serve double duty as a pure tube line stage for instruments such as bass, drum machines, and keyboards when you need to get your tunes through some tubes before hitting a sterile digital recorder. Total gain in this mode becomes 20dB less than indicated on the GAIN switch. Both transformer coupled balanced and direct (via humongous metalized film MultiCaps) capacitor coupled unbalanced outputs are provided giving the choice of audiophile-purist or big iron sounds. Perennial shoot-out winners, our single-ended preamp designs have become favorites among top engineers and home recordists alike looking for "that rich Manley sound with the tight bass and the top end that goes on forever" which begs to go direct to tape.
- Dual mono mic tube preamp
- Limited 30th Annivarsary Edition (XXX LIMITED EDITION)
- Adjustable FEEDBACK / GAIN switch selects 5dB steps between 40 to 60 dB of gain
- Hi Z Instrument Direct Input
- Flat frequency response from 10Hz-60KHz
- Hand-selected 12AX7EH and 6414 tubes
- Phase Invert switch
- 48V Phantom power switch
- Manley Microphone Input Transformer
- AUTO MUTE w/ warm-up delay for power up/down
- 1U rackmount chassis
- Vacuum Tubes: 1 x 12AX7LPS, 1 x 6414 per channel