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Manley 30th Anniversary Reference Cardioid Tube Microphone

[h3]XXX Anniversary Edition[/h3] For 2019, a limited run of Reference Cardioid mics are being produced to commemorate the product's 30th Anniversary. This run of 100 Reference Cardioids has custom pearlescent white and red cosmetics and a custom EveAnna Manley signature engraving, with a matching MANLEY POWER switch-mode power supply.

The World's Most Popular Modern Tube Vocal Microphone
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[h3]XXX Anniversary Edition[/h3] For 2019, a limited run of Reference Cardioid mics are being produced to commemorate the product's 30th Anniversary. This run of 100 Reference Cardioids has custom pearlescent white and red cosmetics and a custom EveAnna Manley signature engraving, with a matching MANLEY POWER switch-mode power supply.

The World's Most Popular Modern Tube Vocal 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. The center-fixed single-sided-active capsule features a 6 micron gold sputtered diaphragm based on the vintage U47. Known as the "just add talent" vocal mic, the REF-C is also often used for acoustic guitars, pianos, drums, and saxophones.

The Reference Cardioid Microphone shares the same electronic attributes as the Gold Reference 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 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 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 Reference Gold would be the safest bet.

-10 dB Pad Switch
This tiny switch near the base of the microphone body reduces the signal by 10 dB. Rather than changing the capsule voltage or adding a resistor to the signal path, Manley chose a better technique: alter the amount of negative feedback! While the tube circuit will handle any signal the capsule can deliver, the pad may be needed with some preamps. If you suspect that the mic is distorting, first try a different mic pre. The capsule is rated for 150 dB SPL, but wind or other air movement can collapse the diaphragm. A good 2-layer pop filter is recomended to stop excessive air movement when recording close vocals.

Switched Mode Power Supply
New in 2019, the 30th Anniversary Reference Cardioid Microphone includes a Switch-Mode Power Supply. Based on the same technologies already proven in the Manley CORE[reg], FORCE[reg], ELOP[reg]+, and Nu Mu processors, this new PSU is "empirically quieter" than the microphone's original linear PSU. According to Manley Labs, "Sonically, we hear faster highs, generally more clarity, and 'blacker blacks' in the silence". The new power supply is also universal, allowing it to work anywhere in the world without a voltage changeover switch or power transformer rewiring.

What's Included
• Reference Cardioid Microphone
• Suspension System
• Mic Swivel
• PSU Type-2 Switched Mode Power Supply
• IEC Power Lead
• XLR Cable
• Capsule Protector Sleeve
• Hardshell Case
• Manual

Specifications
Reference Cardioid Microphone
CAPSULE TYPE: Center-fixed Large Diaphragm Capacitor (Condenser)
POLAR PATTERNS: Fixed Cardioid
DIAPHRAGM SIZE: 1 Inch; 1.25 Inch Overall
DIAPHRAGM THICKNESS: 6 Micron; Gold Sputtered
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10Hz-30kHz, AMP to 60kHz
MAXIMUM INPUT SPL: 150 dB SPL at Capsule
SENSITIVITY: 17mV/Pa
AMPLIFIER TYPE: 2 Triode Gain Block Lo Z Output
ACTIVE COMPONENTS: (1) 12AX7 Dual Triode Vacuum Tube
OUTPUT TYPE : Transformer Coupled, Manley IRON[reg] 7227
OUTPUT POLARITY: Balanced XLR, Pin 2 Hot, Pin 3 Low
AMPLIFIER DISTORTION: Less Than 0.05 % THD+N BW
22-22 kHz (1kOhm Load, 1kHz -40dBV Output)
AMPLIFIER NOISE: Typically - 101 dBV "A Weighted"
BODY: Black Anodized Aluminum
DIMENSIONS: 4.5" x 9.7" x 4.5"
MIC WEIGHT: 1.5lbs
PSU Type-2 Switched Mode Power Supply
POWER CONSUMPTION: 8.4 Watts
FUSE: 250mA 100/120V SLO BLO, 125mA 220/240V
SLO BLO - 5 x 10mm
INPUT VOLTAGE: Dedicated: 100, 120, 220, or 240VAC
DIMENSIONS: 5" x 8.2" x 3.4"
WEIGHT: 2 lbs
Brand Manley
Model MANLEY-REFC-30
Custom Stock Status Qty Rule N/A
Size N/A
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