Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone

Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone

Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone

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Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone

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  • All-Tube Design
  • Open Weave Stainless-Steel Grille
  • Hand-Wound Output Transformer
  • Precision Shock-Mount Suspension System
  • Leather Capsule Cover
  • Locking Carrying Case
  • Made in the USA
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The Reference Cardioid Microphone from Manley Labs is a large diaphragm condenser offering a wide frequency response and accurate transient performance without coloration or any perceivable sonic signature. The rich tonal balance and liquid character make this center-fixed cardioid mic an excellent choice for recording guitars, drums, brass and especially vocals. The Reference Mic features a 1" gold sputtered diaphragm that is 6 microns thick and has the ability to withstand sound pressure levels up to 150 dB. The open-weave stainless-steel grille allows the capsule to capture signals with zero-loss acoustical transmission, which translates to less dampening of high frequency content.

The electronics of the Reference Cardioid include two triodes in cascade forming an entire gain-block. The dual-triode 12AT7 tube is easily obtainable and was chosen for its high gain and low noise properties. The audio signal and power connect from the microphone to the filtered B+ power supply via single 30' 6-pin XLR cable. The audio output exits the power supply via 3-pin XLR through a custom-wound output transformer, which employs nickel laminations and "hum-bucking" bifilar windings, all encased in mu-metal.

The Reference Cardioid features a proprietary suspension system that is attached to the black anodized casing. The capsule itself is mounted to a neoprene-rubber shock-mount to prevent unwanted vibrations from being picked up by the diaphragm. Handmade in the USA, the Reference Cardioid ships with a leather capsule cover, locking carrying case, and IEC power cable.

1.0" diaphragm
Open weave stainless-steel grille for zero-loss acoustical transmission
Neoprene-rubber shockmount
All Tube Design with 12AT7 dual triode
-10 dB pad
150 dB maximum SPL
Filtered B+, regulated heater voltages
30' 6-pin XLR power cable
Hand-wound output transformer with nickel laminations and mu-metal casing
Precision suspension system
Leather capsule protector
Locking carrying case
UPC: 890833000298
In the Box
Manley Labs Reference Cardioid Microphone
  • Power Supply
  • 30' Power Cable (Mic to Power Supply)
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Suspension Shock Mount
  • Leather Capsule Protector
  • Locking Carrying Case
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Diaphragm 1.0" (25.40 mm)
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 10 Hz to 30 kHz
    Maximum SPL 150 dB SPL
    Impedance 200 ohms
    Sensitivity 17 mV/PA
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Pad Yes, 10 dB
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 70 mA
    General
    Length 9.7" (246.38 mm)
    Diameter 4.5" (114.30 mm)
    Weight 2.25 lb (1.02 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.4 x 14.8 x 10.2"

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