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Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone
Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

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Our Price: $3,499.00
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Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

  • All tube design using 12AT7 dual triode
  • -10db switchable pad= Cardioid pattern
  • Frequency response between 10Hz-30kHz
  • Includes flight case, PSU, shock mount & tube mic cable

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, our 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.

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