Manley CORE Reference Channel Strip


Manley Core Reference Channel Strip Features:
Easy to use reference-grade channel strip based on Manley’s award-winning VOXBOX
Class A tube mic preamplifier with Manley’s hand-wound transformers
Direct input uses a similar circuit as the Manley SLAM! for fantastic DI recordings
ELOP compressor with 3:1 ratio tames any signal transparently
Baxandall EQ with low/high shelving and sweepable mids for flexible, flattering sound sculpting
Fast attack FET brickwall limiter continuously variable threshold and release controls
Flexible metering can display input, output, and compressor gain reduction levels
Balanced XLR mic and line inputs; front-panel 1/4″ DI
1/4″ TRS insert point between mic pre and EQ/limiter
Balanced XLR direct output (after preamp/compressor section)
Balanced XLR main output
2U steel chassis with CNC-machined 1/4″-thick faceplate


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Input Level: Input attenuator or variable pad for mic, line, and DI
Mic/Line: Switches between microphone and line/DI input
High Pass Filter Switch: 120 Hz
Mic Preamp Selectable Gain: 40 to 60 dB
Line Amp Selectable Gain: 20 to 40 dB
48 Volt Phantom: 48v power for microphones requiring phantom power
Phase reverse switch
Direct In: 1/4″ direct Injection (DI) input for instruments

ELOP compressor (Electro-Optical Limiter)
3.1 ratio
Continuously variable attack, release and, threshold control knobs
Silent bypass switch

Low Shelf Baxandall EQ: 80 Hz ±12 dB
High Shelf Baxandall EQ: 12 kHz ±12 dB
Sweepable Midrange Bell EQ: Switchable 100 Hz to 1 kHz or 1 to 10 kHz ±10 dB

FET “brickwall” limiter
High ratio
Fast attack
Continuously variable threshold and release control knobs
Peak limit LED indicator
Output Range: -10 to +4 dB

VU Meter
Large illuminated analog display
3-way Toggle Switch: O/P 1, O/P 2, and GR
O/P 1: Direct output of preamp and compressor
O/P 2: Main output
GR: Compressor gain reduction

Additional Features
Auto Mute Warm-up Delay: 30 seconds
Hand-wound Manley iron input transformer
Silent conductive plastic input attenuator
Class A circuit topology
Triode vacuum tubes on 300V B+ power supply


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Packaging Details

  • Unit Type: piece
  • Package Size: 25cm x 32cm x 5cm (9.84in x 12.60in x 1.97in)
  • Package Weight: 0.56kg (1.23lb.)
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