Get 2 channels of high quality microphone preamps from Manley.
Here is a twist: two different and discrepant mic preamps in one box for two different colors. By popular demand, one channel is the exact same micpre as in our SLAM! with tubes and transformers. The second preamp is a fresh "No Tubes" design from Hutch and is inspired by old British console preamps with a tasty combination of "No Tubes" design with transformers...
This one is not a clone of anything preexisting. It is a new flavor but reminiscent of that classic discrete sound. Both channels are designed around the basic goal of 'just plug a mic in and it sounds great.' The tube channel excels on traditionally difficult sources like some bright guitars, reed and brass, cymbals and some vocals. The "No Tubes" channel might be more suited for smoother vocals, drums, bass and raunchy guitars, but you never really knows which preamp is best for the job at hand until you try them. At least you'll have two qualified candidates in one handy 1U chassis.
There are a vast number of mic preamps available and today people choose Mic Preamps based on the sound and performance for particular sources, different mics and how those combinations work in individual songs. This approach is valid but tends to require at least 3 or 4 different stereo preamps (almost all are basic stereo) and that can be expensive when quality is involved and certainly overkill for most simple overdubs when we get the chance to choose the micpre. The Manley TNT is a new concept in microphone preamplification for those who don't always need stereo everything but often need choices and often need the best. Besides, you probably have a number of typical stereo preamps and are still looking for that one killer preamp.
Manley Labs saw a need for a different unit that truly offered a rainbow of high-end preamp colors at an affordable price. The "T" (Tubes) channel starts off with the highly acclaimed vacuum tube micpre from the SLAM! that is certainly a contender amongst the best cost-no-object tube preamps. The "NT" (No Tubes) channel adds a no-compromise solid-state preamp that sets new sonic standards. (Just trust us.) Because the solid-state side uses two opposite topologies in tandem that are user controllable, it is like getting two pre-amp 'sounds' on that side alone.
TUBE CHANNEL (Left Channel)
• Tube Channel Vacuum Tubes: 1 x 12AT7EH + 1 x NOS 6414 or 6414W • Gain Range: +10 dB to +80 dB (20 to 70dB in 5 dB steps) • Mic Input Impedance: 600, 2400, 10,000 Ohms • Instrument Input Impedance: 300K,1Meg, 3 Meg Ohms • Frequency Response: (-1 dB) 10 Hz to 30 kHz; (-3dB) 5 Hz to 45 kHz • THD & NOISE (1 kHz @ 20 dB gain): 0.035% typical (-68 dB) • Noise Floor: -60 dB typical referenced to +4dBm • EIN: -120 dB • Signal to Noise @ 70 dB Gain: 95dB (TRIM has major effect) • Maximum Output for 1% THD via BALANCED +4 XLR: 31 dBu
COOL CHANNEL (Right or Solid State Channel)
• Gain Range: +10 dB to +80 dB (20 to 70dB in 5 dB steps) • Mic Input Impedance: 300, 600, 2000, 2 Meg Ohms • Instrument Input Impedance: 100K, 300K,1Meg, 3 Meg, 10 Meg Ohms • Frequency Response: (-1 dB) 15 Hz to 30 kHz; (-3dB) 5 Hz to 50 kHz • THD & NOISE (1 kHz @ 20 dB gain): 0.01% typical (-80 dB) (no distortion products measurable, noise dominates measurement) • Noise Floor: -66 dB typical referenced to +4dBm • EIN: -126 dB • Signal to Noise @ 70 dB Gain: 85dB (TRIM has little effect) • Maximum Output for 1% THD: via BALANCED +4 XLR: 30 dBu via UNBALANCED +4 output: 24 dBu via UNBALANCED -10 output: 16 dBu • Distortion @ 1K using 60' / 70's switch: 1.5% typical with LED onset (+4 dBu out) 3% typical with LED fully lit (+7 dBu out)
• Power consumption: 30 watts • Operating mains voltage: Units' power transformers are wired for original destination country's mains voltage: 100V, 120V, or 220-240VAC as indicated on the serial number badge. Power transformer must be rewired on the pcb in order to change mains operating voltage. Fuse must be changed to appropriate value. • Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~ 60Hz • Fuse Values S/N up to MTNT142: @ 100 - 120V operation: 1A; @ 220 - 240V operation: 500mA • Fuse Values S/N after MTNT142: @ 100 - 120V operation: 500mA; @ 220 - 240V operation: 250mA • Fuse Size: 1/4" x 1 1/4" MDL or MDA SLO-BLO (time delay) type • Dimensions: 19" x 1 3/4" x 10" (occupies 1u) • Unit Weight: 11 lbs. Shipping Weight: 16 lbs. in a 22.5" x 14.5" x 8" BOX