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Manley Gold Reference Mic
Manley Gold Reference Mic

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Description Technical Specs
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 and are mounted on Teflon insulator rings. The 3 micron gold diaphragm film comes from Germany and is tensioned using proprietary techniques which ensures capsule-to-capsule constancy, combined with the speed, "air" and superb ultra-high frequency.

The all-tube electronics in the Manley Reference Mics consist of two triodes in cascade forming an entire gain-block. The tube employed is a dual-triode USA military 6072A, easily obtainable and replaceable, mounted in a ceramic socket with pure silver pins. The output is coupled through a Manley output transformer of unparalleled quality and substantial physical size employing pure 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.

The base of the microphone holds a locking 3 pin gold XLR connector for the audio signal out enabling usage of your own preference of audio cable. A detachable threaded 4-pin connector for the 30 foot power supply cable carries the stringently filtered B+ and regulated heater voltages from the separate power supply. The microphone body is machined from brass providing excellent shielding properties, polished to a high lustre, then plated with 24 karat gold for an impressive finish.

Manley's precision suspension system is provided with each Reference Microphone (the capsule itself is mounted onto a neoprene-rubber shock-mount.) Because the entire working "guts" of the microphone may be removed for service in one piece from the housing, it is envisioned that the microphone need not be removed from the suspension. A swivel mount designed by Manley is included with every Reference Microphone; its T-bar handle and locking clutch action require no tools to adjust.

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