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Manley Reference Mono Gold Condenser Microphone

CK12-style American-made capsule, open grille, adjustable pickup pattern - hears deep into a room, capturing nuances and subtleties
MFR# REFGOLD

Product Description

The Manley Gold Reference Multi-Pattern microphones are a statement, quite simply, of the finest microphones that money can buy in the pursuit of truly accurate musical recordings. The Gold Reference Series employ Manley's own design of large capsules (1.25" overall, 1" diaphragm diameter) which are executed to precise tolerances made possible by modern micro-milling machinery in California. The capsule rings and back-plates are milled from solid brass. The gold diaphragm film comes from Germany and is tensioned using proprietary techniques by David Josephson ensuring capsule-to-capsule constancy, combined with the speed, "air" and superb ultra-high frequency response you have only dreamt about.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents PSU, PSU cable, shock mount, case
Length 9.7 in
Diameter 4.5 in
Unit Weight 2.25 lb
Tube or Solid State Tube
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
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

Product Reviews

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I've never known this not suit a vocalist! My studio's reference gold is always the first mic out on a vocal session because I know I can trust it's larger than life detail, incredibly flattering fat and bright tone and pure signal path. This mic is hard to beat! The amount of producers who come through my studio who say 'oh wow you've got the GOLD ONE' is amazing. The reference Cardioid version is also wonderful but the added flexibility and slight circuit change of this I really love.

By chewittmusic on January 19, 2019

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