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Manley Reference Cardioid Mic

Rich tonal balance and liquid character - for instruments such as guitars, drum overheads, saxophone, and especially vocals

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  • Product Description

    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. If you seem to be constantly boosting 12-18K and trying to get a clean, intimate sound, then probably the Reference Gold would be the safest bet.



    • All-tube triode design
    • 10dB switchable pad
    • Frequency response: 10Hz-30kHz
    • Sensitivity: 17mV / Pa
    • Noise typically -120dB EIN
    • Max SPL: 150dB
    • Actual output impedance 200 ohms
    • Weight: 2.25 Lbs.
  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    Package Contents PSU, PSU cable, shock mount, case
    Length 9.7 in
    Diameter 4.5 in
    Unit Weight 2.25 lb
    Transducer Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Number of Microphones Single Microphone
    Phantom Required Yes
    Impedance Actual output: 200 Ohms
    Frequency Range 10 Hz - 30 kHz
    input_pad -10 dB
    Sensitivity -35.4 dBV/Pa (17 mV)
    Max. SPL 150 dB
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