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Manley Labs CORE Reference Channel Strip

In one beautiful unit, the Manley CORE Mono Channel Strip is a new design that integrates classic Manley technologies, like the Slam's DI, the ELOP's compression and their Mono Pres' remarkable headroom and tube character.


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Just when you thought Manley only had the same old rock-solid, sky-high-quality recording gear, year after year...they come up with something new that not only builds on that heritage, but offers you something you've never had... a mono channel strip that incorporates everything that makes Manley what it is.

The friendly front panel easily combines intuitive control that musically shapes your sound on it's own once you've pointed the way. That's where Manley plays its role, using their technology's own personality from quality tubes and Manley's hand-wound IRON input transformers, resulting in a unique character and tone. There's little chance of getting it wrong when Manley's involved!

Over 25 years of experience and insight, working with the best producers and engineers, culminates in Manley's CORE Channel Strip, providing a Class A preamp, DI, EQ, ELOP-driven compressor and limiter in one place. At this price, there is no other channel-strip with higher headroom or a more alluring sound than the CORE. It may not be the only thing you use, but to get the job done, it's all you need.

Intuitively-Designed Front Panel:
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • 120Hz High Pass Filter switch
  • Phase Invert switch
  • Input Attenuator (Variable Pad)
  • Mic Pre Selectable Gain 40dB or 60dB
  • Line Amp Selectable Gain 20dB or 40dB

Additional Features:
  • All-discrete solid-state DI derived from the Manley SLAM!®
  • Input impedance is perfect for guitars, bass, keyboards, etc.
  • Compressor/Limiter with ELOP® technology similar to the successful VOXBOX®
  • Uniquely placed before the Mic Preamp - Virtually impossible to clip  
  • Fast attack FET “brickwall” limiter with Peak Limit LED  
  • Continuously variable Attack, Release, and Threshold controls
  • EQ with Low and High Shelves & Sweepable Midrange
  • Large illuminated analog display
  • Meter switches between Compressor, Preamp & Main levels

Get your Manley CORE Reference Channel Strip today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    CORE Channel Strip
    Power Cable
    Owner's Manual

CORE Reference Channel Strip

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Other Features ALL-TUBE preamplifier audio path using 1 x 12AU7WA for gain and 1 x 6922 White Follower
Balanced Transformer Coupled XLR Microphone Input Impedance: 1200 Ohms
Balanced XLR Line Input Impedance:
Unbalanced 1/4" Direct Input Impedance: 10 Meg Ohm
Hi-current drive Direct XLR output Impedance: <50 Ohms
Silent conductive plastic INPUT attenuator
Gain via Microphone Input: 40 or 60 dB
Gain via Line Input: 20 or 40dB
Maximum Gain of EQ & Limiter section: 10 dB
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 20Hz-60kHz
XLR Inputs 2
XLR Outputs 2
Gain Range Mic Pre Selectable Gain 40dB or 60dB
Line Amp Selectable Gain 20dB or 40dB
Connectors Balanced XLR Mic Input
Balanced XLR Line Input
Front Panel Direct Instrument 1/4" Input
Insert point between Mic Preamp and EQ/Limiter via ¼” TRS jack
Balanced XLR Direct Output (after Preamp/Compressor section)
Balanced XLR Main Output
EQ Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions 2 Rackspaces
Series CORE
Model CORE Channel Strip
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. A further optional limited 5 year transferrable warranty is available upon proper registration of ownership within 30 days of date of first purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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