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Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone Mic Large Diaphragm Condenser
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Manley Reference Gold

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Manley Gold Reference Microphone

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When fidelity is the goal, the Manley Reference Gold Mic is the solution. Its nimble CK12-style American-made capsule, open grille, and continually adjustable pickup pattern design allow it to hear deep into a room, capturing nuances and subtleties that other mics miss.

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The Manley Reference Gold 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 our 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 all-tube electronics in the MANLEY REFERENCE SERIES MICROPHONES are built around two triodes in cascade forming an entire gain-block. We currently use a dual-triode 12AX7 tube, easily obtainable and replaceable, mounted in a ceramic socket. (We originally used 6072A until it became impossible to find quiet ones out of the NOS dreck left on the market.) 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 Mics make it possible to exactly tailor the proximity effect to achieve the desired character.

Our proprietary precision suspension system is provided with each Reference Microphone (the capsule itself is mounted onto a 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. We also provide a very useful swivel of our own design with every Reference Microphone; its T-bar handle and locking clutch action require no tools to adjust. And no MANLEY microphone would be complete without a genuine leather capsule protector which slips (and ties) onto the end of the microphone to protect the capsule when not in use.

Each Reference Microphone is packaged complete in a rugged carrying-case.

Like the other Manley Reference Microphones, all of the metalworking and construction is hand-assembled in the USA by our experienced staff in our Chino, California factory, located just 35 miles east of Los Angeles. We are sure you’ll love the organic nature of the intriguing artistic finish of the Silver Microphone as it will remind you about how natural and alluring the sound of this microphone is.
Condenser Transducer based on vintage Sony C-37A Hand Made in USA by Josephson Audio

All-Tube triode design 12AX7 or 7025EH  (Previous versions used 12AT7 and 6072)

-10 dB switchable pad

Frequency response: 10Hz-30KHz

Sensitivity: 17mV/Pa

Noise typically -120dB EIN

Max SPL: 150dB

Output Impedance: 250 Ohms

Weight: 2.25 lbs (mic)

Size: 2" x 9.7" x 4.5" (mic including suspension)

Shipping weight: 15 lbs

POWER SUPPLY

As of 6/2020 SMPS Power Supply versions REFGOLD7P####:

Universal MANLEY POWER™ Switch Mode Power Supply; works worldwide

Power Consumption: 8 Watts

Weight / Dims: 2.35 lbs / 5 x 3.3 x 9.3” (with handle)

Fuse: 250VAC 2A SLO BLO Ceramic - 5mm x 20mm

Input Voltage: 90VAC to 250VAC (Universal)

Mains Frequency: 50~60Hz

Manley Reference Gold Manual
Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone Rear
Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone Top Left
Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone Right Rear
Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone PSU
Manley Reference Gold Tube Microphone Extras Case