This Pre-Owned unit comes without original packaging
A warranty of six months will be issued with this purchase.
The Manley Core is a new design analogue all-valve channel strip comprising a mic preamp, compressor, EQ and limiter; all inspired by existing Manley products but with updated technology and power supply.
The Manley Core incorporates brand-new technology with musical and forgiving circuitry letting you focus on coaxing the best performance rather than lose yourself tweaking each knob to death. The mic preamp uses a Class A tube amplifying stage circuit similar to what is found on the Manley VoxBox, Dual and Mono Mic preamps. Still, it is complemented by a hand-wound Manley IRON input transformer with nick laminations. Furthermore, the preamp section includes a ¼” direct input similar to the Manley SLAM! with an all-discrete solid-state circuit and high ten mega-Ohms impedance to accommodate guitars, bass and keyboards.
Following the preamp section is the compressor section which features Manley’s ELOP compression technology which can be found on the legendary VOXBOX. Positioned before the mic pre, the compressor eliminates any chance of clipping. A 3:1 ratio ensures smooth and musical sound control without sounding too obvious. Continuous variable controls of the attack, release and threshold give you much flexibility in setting the compressor for optimum performance. The compression circuit can easily be bypassed by pressing the silent switch.
The three-band EQ section includes Low and High Baxandall shelves with 12dB of boost or cut and a sweepable midrange bell curve ranging from 100Hz to 10kHz as centre frequency and +/-10dB of gain.
A fast attack FET limiter brick wall limiter is added at the end with Threshold and release control to let you ensure the signal is optimised for digital recording avoiding unnecessary overs thanks to a 10dB output gain control.
A large illuminated analogue display can be selected to read the compressor gain reduction, mic preamp output, and main output levels. Inputs include balanced XLR mic and line inputs, ¼” DI input on the front of the unit, balanced XLR direct output, which bypasses the EQ and Limiter section and a main XLR Main output. A ¼” Insert point is also provided between the Mic preamp and compressor and between the EQ and limiter.