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Manley Labs Gold Reference

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Gold Reference, Large diaphragm condenser tube microphone from Manley Labs.


3 user reviews
Prices starting at $5,499 Prix moyen : $5,499

Manley Labs Gold Reference tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Manley Labs
  • Model: Gold Reference
  • Category: Large diaphragm condenser tube microphones
  • Added in our database on: 01/19/2006

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Manley Labs Gold Reference user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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moosers01/18/2010

moosers's review

Manley Labs Gold Reference
Manley Langevin’s Gold Reference is a top of line tube based stereo microphones.<span> </span>I’ve only had the pleasure of using this beautiful microphone one time before, so can only speak from the one experience for this review.<span> </span>However, I believe that anyone who tries out this microphone will have only good things to say about it.<span> </span>In terms of some characteristics, you’ve got three polar pick up patterns to choose from: omni directional, cardioid, and figure eight.<span> </span>Like all tube mics, the Gold Reference comes with its own power supply, and has a very sturdy shock mount as well, which makes sure that the mic is held in place securely at all times.

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OVERALL OPINION

Being that the Manley Langevin Gold Reference is stereo mic, it isn’t for recording all types of applications; only those where you are looking for a stereo spread.<span> </span>Therefore, the one time that I used this microphone, I used it to record a stereo spread of a drum set.<span> </span>However, I didn’t use it in place of small diaphragm condenser microphones as overheads as I would normally do.<span> </span>Instead, I used it in tandem and put the Gold Reference a few feet further back from the drum set.<span> </span>I also has room mics further away, so this was mostly for a kind of in between overhead and room sound to hear what type of sound I could get with it.<span> </span>While I didn’t end up doing so, the sound that I got from the Gold Reference could have stood on its own as a high quality drum sound for sure.<span> </span>While it lacked the presence that I got with the close micing, for certain situations I definitely wouldn’t mind only using this mic.<span> </span>Judging from the crystal clear and thick sound that I got from this mic, I would venture to say that this would be great in just about any situation that you put it in.<span> </span>I don’t even have to tell you that this mic costs a ton of cash, as it is probably the best microphone that they have to offer.<span> </span>If you’re looking for a top notch tube stereo microphone though, regardless of price, definitely include this mic in your search.
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08/25/2014

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" hot"

Manley Labs Gold Reference
Sorry for the mistakes!

What kind of microphone?

a microphone for voice and acoustic guitar (accompaniment and solo)

it is sublime!
I tremble!
clarity! sweetness! round!
very powerful, it seems that there are 3 votes. it's full!

OVERALL OPINION

-Have You tried many other models before buying it?

U87 vintage 1976 / TLM127 / TLM 170R / AT4050 / RODE K2 ...

What thing do you like most and least?

I love it that strength! it is very beautiful! and the sound is very beautiful !!!
and careful testing a preamp rms ... I even imagine it with a preamp chandler / Avalon ...
the beautiful and magnificent suspension joystick!

-How Do you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?

the price is for a reason! if you require, take it, and you will be fully satisfied!
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stud 6608/23/2007

stud 66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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OVERALL OPINION

I am not speaking of gold, which is a repetition, this does not mean q'uil is bad, however I think it's one of the best micro in the world. Well known Manley Langevin Obviously, it it safe to do a bad produit.Mais I would tell you he has a dad, the Manley rference is rarely trs I possess is a marvel t nothing has chang in this micro everything is original. It is my opinion that with the U47 it was to be in the same condition, the best micro in the world, I t director of a professional studio for more than ten years. [img]
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