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Manley Labs Reference Silver Tube Microphone

Reference Silver Tube Microphone with a 10Hz-30kHz Frequency Response.

 
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Taking inspiration from the fabled Sony C-37A, Manley Labs introduces the Manley Reference Silver Microphone. Featuring an American built capsule by David Josephson and a Manley designed circuit, this microphone has warm and rich tone. The Manley Reference Silver Microphone offers a mechanical selector on the rear of the head basket that is switchable between cardioid and omni pick-up patterns. This microphone is at home in-front of instruments that range from female vocalists, to saxophones, from drum overheads to banjos. Use the Manley Reference Silver Microphone where you might be thinking about a ribbon, and use it with confidence!

The Inside View
Inside the mic, Manley uses a different circuit from their other two microphones. The fragile high impedance signal from the capsule first hits a FET sitting underneath the 5670 vacuum tube’s cathode which then amplifies the signal into a more robust voltage that hand-wound Manley IRON microphone output transformer sends out to your microphone preamplifier. Output level from this mic is a wee bit lower compared to their other two microphones, but after careful consideration coming through the Beta-testing phase of development, they decided to leave it there as this mic will find a forever-home in front of your loudest instruments such as snare drum, guitars, and toms. It's a real natural there!

The Tone
Sonic character of the Reference Silver is on the rich and warm side. You'll find this microphone stunning with female vocals and saxophones, with a round character that is never sibilant or boxy. A brass section will sound rich and cohesive. This microphone with its bountiful and warm middle tonality also is a natural for drum overheads where you might have too much brightness off the cymbals from other microphones. It is a very classic sounding microphone, which is to be expected since its innovative capsule design harkens back to the 1950s. Use the Manley Reference Silver Microphone where you might be thinking about a ribbon, and use it with confidence!

The Power Supply
The trailblazing power supply is a brand-new derivative of the wildly successful SMPS already in use in the Manley CORE Reference Channel Strip, Manley FORCE 4-channel microphone preamplifier, and Manley Nu Mu and ELOP+ Stereo Limiter Compressors designed for us by the worldwide experts in this technology, Bruno Putzeys and Nand Eeckhout. This power supply was designed for us, designed for vacuum tubes, and designed especially for audio fidelity.


Features:

  • Condenser Microphone Transducer
  • USA Hand Made Capsule by Josephson Audio
  • Capsule is based on the Vintage Sony C-37A
  • Single-Sided Large Diaphragm Capsule
  • 5 Micron Evaporated Gold Diaphragm
  • Dual Pattern Cardioid or Omni Directional
  • Adjustable Vent on the Backplate Changes the Pattern
  • 5670 Internal Vacuum Tube Head Amplifier
  • Constant Current Source for Tube Minimizes Noise and Tube Selection
  • Hand Wound Nickel Core Manley Iron Output Transformer
  • Custom Designed Outboard Switched Mode PSU
  • Supplied with Manley X-Cradle Suspension

Get your Manley Labs Reference Silver Tube Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Manely X-Cradle Suspension

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Microphone Type Tube
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 1"
Frequency Response 10Hz-30KHz
Self Noise 7dB
Output Impedence 30 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 150dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter Yes
Body Material Etched Silver Anodized Aluminum
Body Color Silver
Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 9.7 x 4.5 inches
Series Reference Series
Model REFSILVER
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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