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Manley Silver Reference Microphone Earns TEC Nomination

Chino, CA—December 2018… Manley Labs is proud to announce that its Manley Reference Silver Microphone has been nominated for the prestigious 2019 NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category Microphones – Recording. Inspired by the classic 1950s Sony C-37A condenser microphone, the Manley Reference Silver Microphone delivers a warm, rich, creamy tone, thanks to an American-built capsule by David Josephson and Manley-designed circuitry. Josephson’s single-sided, large-diaphragm (1-inch) capsule is an impressive re-creation of the C-37’s C-3 capsule, including an adjustable acoustic chamber on the rear of the capsule that enables the user to switch between cardioid and omni pickup patterns.

Boasting a mic-grade 5670 vacuum tube, Manley IRON® transformers, and a low-noise, switch-mode power supply, the Manley Reference Silver Microphone is a studio workhorse. It’s a great choice for anything from female vocalists to saxophones, from drum overheads to banjos, and anywhere that you might normally consider using a ribbon microphone. Yet it can handle the loudest instruments, such as snare drum, guitars, and toms. A brass section will sound rich and cohesive.

The Manley Silver Reference Microphone is equipped with the company’s proprietary precision suspension system, and the capsule is mounted onto a rubber shock-mount. Manley’s custom-designed swivel features a T-bar handle and locking clutch action that require no tools to adjust. A genuine leather capsule protector slips and ties onto the end of the microphone to protect the capsule when not in use, and the microphone is packaged in a rugged carrying-case.

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