Manley Labs Core Reference Channel Strip
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Manley Labs Core Reference Channel Strip

Core Reference Channel Strip, Channel Strip from Manley Labs.

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[NAMM] New Manley Core channel strip

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In a few hours, Manley will debut at NAMM 2014 its new Core tube channel strip, which should be available later this year.

Core is a fully analog tube channel strip that features a mic preamp, a compressor, an equalizer and a limiter.

Specifications:

  • Mic preamp with 40dB-60dB gain and Manley IRON transformer
  • Class A tube (triode) amplifier
  • Line level amp with 20dB - 40dB gain
  • +48V phantom power
  • Switchable high-pass filter at 120Hz
  • Phase inverter
  • Input attenuation pad
  • Switchable ELOP compressor (the same as on the VoxBox) placed before the mic preamp with a fixed 3:1 ratio and continuously variable attack, release and threshold controls
  • 3 band EQ: High and Low Baxandall shelves (80Hz and 120Hz) with a ±12dB range and sweepable (100Hz - 1kHz or 1 - 10kHZ) bell mids with a ±10dB range
  • Fast attack Brickwall FET limiter with LED meter, output gain control on a 10dB range and continuously variable threshold and release controls
  • Analog VU-meter with selectable compressor gain reduction, mic preamp output or main output level 
  • 1/4” direct input with solid-state circuit (similar to the DI in the Manley SLAMI), 10M Ohm impedance
  • Balanced XLR mic input
  • Balanced XLR line input
  • Front 1/4” instrument input
  • 1/4” TRS insert point between the mic preamp/compressor and the EQ/limiter
  • Balanced XLR post compressor/preamp direct output
  • Balanced XLR main output

The Manley Core channel strip will be available during Q2, 2014 with a US price of $250.

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