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Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

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$3,299.00
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Sound like A God Using The Mic Don LaFontaine Used - The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

The Manley Reference Cardioid Tube Microphone has that "finished" sound right out of the box, making it the favorite vocal mic of top producers and voiceover artists alike. This is modern pop music's go-to mic: flattering, present, and larger-than-life. Some refer to the Manley Reference Cardioid as the "Just Add Talent" microphone.

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone shares the same electronic attributes as the Manley Labs Gold Reference Microphone Series, but has a center-fixed cardioid-only capsule with a thicker gauge (6 micron) gold sputtered diaphragm. With the similar film thickness and construction, similar high frequency resonance (a little edge), similar proximity effect and pretty good immunity from pops and sibilance problems, the Manley Laboratories Reference Cardioid Mic more closely recalls how many of the vintage European tube mics such as the beloved U47 sounded like when they were new. Its rich tonal balance and liquid character is consistently admired for instruments such as guitars, drum overheads, saxophone, and especially vocals. With your present mic, if you find yourself leaning on your compressors and boosting 5 or 10K to score a bit more weight, then the Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone just might be the mic you're looking for to cure what ails ya. If you seem to be constantly boosting 12-18K and trying to get a clean, intimate sound, then probably the Manley Labs Reference Gold Mic would be the safest bet.

Driven by Manley Power

This new power supply is empirically quieter than the older PSUs. Sonically, we hear faster highs, generally more clarity, and 'blacker blacks' in the silence. The new power supply is also universal - accepting any voltage or frequency - so it works anywhere in the world without a voltage changeover switch or power transformer rewiring.


SPECIFICATIONS

Microphone

  • All-Tube triode design utilizes 12AX7 or 7025EH
  • -10 dB Switchable Pad
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 30 KHz
  • Sensitivity: 17mV/Pa
  • Noise: typically -120 dB EIN
  • Max SPL: 150 dB
  • Output Impedance: 250 Ohms
  • Size: 2 inches / 51 mm Diameter x 9.7 inches / 246 mm Length x 4.5 inches / 114 mm Suspension
  • Weight: 2.25 lbs / 1 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 15 lb / 6.8 kg

Power Supply

  • Universal MANLEY POWER™ Switch Mode Power Supply; works worldwide
  • Power Consumption: 8 Watts
  • Size (W x H x D): 5 x 3.3 x 9.3 inches / 127 x 84 x 236 mm (with handle)
  • Weight: 2.35 lb / 1.1 kg
  • Fuse: 250 VAC 2A SLO BLO Ceramic - 5 mm x 20 mm
  • Input Voltage: 90 VAC to 250 VAC (Universal)
  • Mains Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz

Manufacturer: Manley Laboratories
Model: REFCARD
SKU: I370187-1-WHXC


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