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Manley Force - Four Channel Microphone Preamp

Professional 4-Channel Vaccum Tube Mic Preamp
Part No: MANLEY-FORCE

Manley's Force provides four channels of vaccum tube microphone preamlifiers found originally in Manley's popular Core channel strip.  The Force sits in a hand-crafted all metal chassis purpose built in California.  Each of the four channels features 48V phantom power, 120Hz high pass filter, phase invert, selectable GAIN and 7-segment LED peak metering.  Force offers outstanding value with four channels of authentic High Voltage Vaccum Tube Mic Pres and can grace any studio in the world.

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Manley's Force offers four channels of vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers whose lineage can be traced back to Manley's popular Core channel strip.  The Force is housed in a hand-crafted all metal chassis. Each of the four channels provides 48V phantom power, 120Hz high pass filter, phase invert, selectable gain and seven-segment LED peak metering.  The Force provides unbelievable value with four channels of authentic High Voltage Vacuum Tube Mic Pres, it can and does sit comfortably in any professional recording environment.

The Force finds its foundation firmly rooted in the company’s proprietary Core circuitry. These components were originally crafted for high headroom, extended frequency response and low noise. Sitting in a two-rackspace chassis every channel provides a front panel DI on top of a mic input with a hand-wound Manley Iron transformer. Each channel has individual controls for high/low gain, 48VDC phantom, 120Hz HPF, polarity, seven-segment LED meter and a conductive plastic pot for level control. The rear panel’s XLR audio I/O connectors are gold-plated, as are the ¼” DI jacks.

The Force separates itself from the rest of the pack by being the only four-channel mic pre positioning itself central to the price median that also commits its design to tube amplification without AD conversion or AD conversion.

The ability to internally adjust the gain setting is indispensable for use with ribbons or low-output dynamic and the DIs are more than a marketer’s addition. Considering these factors as well as the preamps exceptional build quality, beautiful style and simplicity of use and Manley has another industry-leading product.

Features

Each Channel Features:

  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • 120Hz High Pass Filter switch
  • Phase Invert switch
  • Input Attenuator (Variable Pad)
  • GAIN Selectable Gain LOW vs HIGH
  • Silent Input Level Control (Variable Input Pad)
  • 7-Segment LED Peak Metering
  • 1/4" DIRECT INPUT
  • Similar to the DI in the Manley SLAM!, and exactly the same as found in the Manley CORE, this all-discrete solid-state circuit with 10 Meg Ohm input impedance is perfect for guitars, bass, keyboards, etc.

Specifications

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Specification
  • Vacuum Tubes: 4 x 12AX7WA dual triodes
  • Balanced Transformer Coupled XLR Microphone Input Impedance: 1250 Ohms
  • Unbalanced 1/4" Direct Input Impedance: 10 Meg Ohm
  • Maximum Input Mic input (Low Gain Setting): -5 dBu or 435mV RMS @ 0.5% THD
  • Maximum Input Mic input (High Gain Setting): -25 dBu or 44mV RMS @ 0.5% THD
  • Maximum Input Direct input (Low Gain Setting): +24 dBu or 12V RMS @ 0.5% THD
  • Maximum Input Direct input (High Gain Setting): +17 dBu or 5.5V RMS @ 0.5% THD
  • Maximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 100 kOhm load, 0.1% THD+N: +35 dBu
  • Maximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 100 kOhm load, 0.1% THD+N: 43V RMS
  • Maximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 600 Ohms load, 0.1% THD+N): +22 dBm
  • Hi-current WFDRIVE Balanced Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Output Headroom (referenced to +4 dBu): 31 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB @ LOW GAIN, 100 dB @ HI GAIN
  • THD & Noise (1Khz @ +4dBu BW 22Hz-22KHz): 0.004% at Low Gain setting
  • THD & Noise (1Khz @ +4dBu BW 22Hz-22KHz): 0.04% at Hi Gain setting
  • Noise Floor Micpre (A WGT): - 85dB @ LOW GAIN, -66dB @ HI GAIN
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (Ref. to +4dBu): 87dB @ LOW GAIN, 68dB @ HI GAIN
  • EIN (22-22kHz BW, A WGT): -129dB with 150 Ohm source impedance @ LO GAIN
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz -0.1dB, +0.3 dB
  • Gain via Microphone Input: 40 LOW or 50dB HI GAIN (60dB available via internal jumper)
  • Gain via Line Input: 20 or 30dB (40dB available via internal jumper)
  • Low Signal Green LED (Output Level): -22 dBu
  • High Signal Red LED (Output Level): +24 dBu
  • AUTOMUTE warmup delay: 30 seconds
  • Power consumption: 36 Watts
  • Operating mains voltage: 90 to 254 VAC (internal universal supply)
  • Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~60Hz
  • Dimensions: 19" x 3 1/2" x 7" (occupies 2u)
  • Unit weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 11.8 lbs.

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