Manley Labs Force
MPN #MANLEY FORCE
From America's premier high-end studio gear manufacturer, the Manley FORCE bursts into 2015 with four channels of vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers.
A FORCE of Nature
Your relationship with the FORCE begins with the ergonomic facia through its thoughtfully organized controls, silky and bulletproof rotary potentiometers, positive latching feature switches, and convenient Direct Input 1/4" jacks. Seven-way LED metering for each channel provides instant visible feedback for audio levels which are enhanced with a double-inlay CNC-milled accent. A feast for the eyes, yeah, we know. This is Audio Jewelry that you will be as proud to display in your studio as we are to handcraft it here in Southern California.
A Sonic Tour de FORCE.
Your microphone signals enter through gold-plated XLR connectors straight into our MANLEY IRON® Mic input transformer. Your line level or instrument level guitars and keyboards come in via the front panel 1/4" Hi-Z 10 megOhm jacks before hitting the input level control which also acts as a Variable Input Pad. Phase Reverse and 120Hz High Pass filters can be invoked here in the circuit and then we're into the 12AX7 dual triode amplifying stage operating in pure Class A, of course. The amount of GAIN for each channel can be selected as 40dB or 50dB via the front panel switches. An additional 10dB of gain is available via internal jumpers. The output stage "can drive a truck" as we like to brag.
A Powerful FORCE
The power supply is an innovative design developed specifically for Manley Labs, specifically for High Voltage vacuum tubes, and specifically for audio by the world expert team in this technology led by Bruno Putzeys. Proven reliable and sonically superior in the Manley CORE, this power supply provides 300 Volt DC rails to run the vacuum tubes, beefy 6 Volt lines to power them up, along with several other voltage rails for the phantom power and various solid-state control voltages. High Voltage = High Headroom, folks. You will not get near this sonic performance with in any 500-series design. Trust us. This is Full FORCE audio excellence which starts with this superior power supply. All lines are importantly regulated, low impedance, efficient, and super-quiet in this low radiating high frequency design. The universal mains input accepts any voltage or frequency from anywhere in the world making travel with the FORCE a breeze.
A FORCE to be Reckoned With.
How did we deliver all this for just $2500 By prioritizing what really matters: that strong Manley sound, the proven componentry and rugged overbuilt construction, presented in an inspiring package. But engineered to build efficiently and by really paying attention to how it all goes together, proudly built by Manley's American workFORCE. A Compelling FORCE for you. This is our Driving FORCE. Let us share it with you.
48V Phantom power switch120Hz High Pass Filter switchPhase Invert switchInput Attenuator (Variable Pad)GAIN Selectable Gain LOW vs HIGHSilent Input Level Control (Variable Input Pad)7-Segment LED Peak Metering1/4" DIRECT INPUT
Vacuum Tubes: 4 x 12AX7WA dual triodesBalanced Transformer Coupled XLR Microphone Input Impedance: 1250 OhmsUnbalanced 1/4" Direct Input Impedance: 10 Meg OhmMaximum Input Mic input (Low Gain Setting): -5 dBu or 435mV RMS @ 0.5% THDMaximum Input Mic input (High Gain Setting): -25 dBu or 44mV RMS @ 0.5% THDMaximum Input Direct input (Low Gain Setting): +24 dBu or 12V RMS @ 0.5% THDMaximum Input Direct input (High Gain Setting): +17 dBu or 5.5V RMS @ 0.5% THDMaximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 100 kOhm load, 0.1% THD+N: +35 dBuMaximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 100 kOhm load, 0.1% THD+N: 43V RMSMaximum Output (1kHz Sine, into 600 Ohms load, 0.1% THD+N): +22 dBmHi-current WFDRIVE Balanced Output Impedance: 50 OhmsOutput Headroom (referenced to +4 dBu): 31 dBDynamic Range: 118 dB @ LOW GAIN, 100 dB @ HI GAINTHD & Noise (1Khz @ +4dBu BW 22Hz-22KHz): 0.004% at Low Gain settingTHD & Noise (1Khz @ +4dBu BW 22Hz-22KHz): 0.04% at Hi Gain settingNoise Floor Micpre (A WGT): - 85dB @ LOW GAIN, -66dB @ HI GAINSignal to Noise Ratio (Ref. to +4dBu): 87dB @ LOW GAIN, 68dB @ HI GAINEIN (22-22kHz BW, A WGT): -129dB with 150 Ohm source impedance @ LO GAINFrequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz -0.1dB, +0.3 dBGain 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 dBuHigh Signal Red LED (Output Level): +24 dBuAUTOMUTE warmup delay: 30 secondsPower consumption: 36 WattsOperating mains voltage: 90 to 254 VAC (internal universal supply)Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~60HzDimensions: 19" x 3 1/2" x 7" (occupies 2u)Unit weight: 8.6 lbs.Shipping weight: 11.8 lbs.
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