Manley Gold Reference Stereo Microphone
Manley Gold ReferenceMulti-Pattern Microphones are a statement, quite simply, of the finest microphones that money can buy in the pursuit of truly accurate musical recordings. The Gold Reference Series employ Manley's own design of large capsules (1.25 inch overall, 1 inch diaphragm diameter) which are executed to precise tolerances made possible by modern micro-milling machinery available today in California. The capsule rings and back-plates are milled from solid brass. The gold diaphragm film comes from Germany and is tensioned using proprietary techniques by David Josephson ensuring capsule-to-capsule constancy, combined with the speed, "air", and superb ultra-high frequency response you have only dreamt about.
The Stereo version of Manley Gold Reference microphone is identical in every respect to the Mono Gold Reference but with two complete and carefully matched systems installed in one case with the upper capsule being fixed and the lower capsule being continuously rotatable through 90° for M-S and X-Y Blumlein-Style coincident pair recording technique. Each capsule has its own continuously variable pattern control and individual -10dB PAD switch.
The all-tube electronics in the Manley Reference Stereo Microphone is built around two triodes in cascade forming an entire gain-block. Manley has recently switched to a dual-triode 12AX7WA, easily obtainable and replaceable, mounted in a ceramic socket. The output is coupled through a Manley output transformer of unparalleled quality and substantial physical size employing nickel laminations with "hum bucking" bi-filar windings, encased in mu-metal. The polar pattern control is continuously variable between the OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE 8 positions vastly increasing this mic's versatility. The Gold studio mics make it possible to exactly tailor the proximity effect to achieve the desired character. Manley has chosen a very open weave stainless-steel grille for the capsule window which allows all the highs to reach the capsule unimpaired letting the engineer choose if, when, and how much pop screen is appropriate. As a result, the Reference Gold studio mic reaches to the furthest extremes of highs and lows with gorgeous natural acoustic smoothness.
All-Tube triode design: 2 x 12AX7EH Electro-Harmonix specially selected for lowest noise (MIC GRADE)
-10 dB switchable pads for each channel
Noise typically -120dB EIN
Custom transformerless internal preamp version also available to order
Outboard Power Supply is factory set for 100V, 120V or 220–240VAC operation for original destination country's mains voltage.
Operating Mains Voltage changeable with power transformer re-wiring via switch and fuse value change.
Mains Voltage Frequency: 50 ˜ 60Hz
Microphone Type: Tube Condenser
Mono/Stereo: X/Y, Blumlein, Mid-Side
Polar Pattern: Continuously Variable
Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz
Max SPL: 150dB SPL
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Low Cut Filter: No Filter
Weight: 3.25 lbs.
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