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.
- 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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