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Manley Reference Cardioid

Manley Reference Cardioid

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Manley Reference Cardioid

Valve cardioid microphone. If you find yourself always boosting 5 or 10 Khz, then the Reference mic will be up your street.

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone shares the same electronic attributes as the Gold Reference Series, but has a centre- 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 Reference Cardioid 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 testosterone, then the Reference Cardioid just might be the mic youre looking for. If you seem to be constantly boosting 12-18K and trying to get a clean, intimate sound, then probably the Reference Gold would be the safest bet.


All-Tube triode design
-10 dB switchable pad
Frequency response: 10Hz - 30KHz
Low Noise - typically - 120dB EIN
High Max SPL: 150dB


Microphone type: Dual large diaphragm capacitor
Polar patterns: Fixed Cardioid
Diaphragm size: 1 inch ; 1.25 inch overall
Diaphragm thickness: 3 micron; gold sputtered
Frequency response 10 hz to 30 khz, amplifier to 60 khz
Maximum input spl: 150 dbspl at capsule
Sensitivity: 19mv/pa
Amplifier type: 2 triode gain block lo z output
Active components 1) 12ax7lps tube (2 for stereo mics)
Output type : transformer with feedback loop
Output polarity: balanced xlr, pin 2 hot, pin 3 low
Amplifier distortion: less than .05 %
Amplifier noise: typically -120 db ein (tube dependent)
Body: 24 karat gold over machined brass

Short Description Valve cardioid microphone. If you find yourself always boosting 5 or 10 Khz, then the Reference mic will be up your street.
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