Manley TNT 2-Channel Microphone Preamp

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MANLEY TNT

Sale Price: $2,999.00 CDN
Original Price: $3,599.00 CDN

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From Manley:
"The Manley TNT 2-channel Microphone Pre-amp offers two different and discrepant mic preamps in one box for two different colours. By popular demand, one channel is the exact same micpre as in Manley's SLAM! with tubes and transformers. The second preamp is a fresh "No Tubes" design 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 flavour 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."

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 colours 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. 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.

Of course, all the usual front panel features: phantom power, phase switch, HP filters, LED overload and level indicators, and instrument inputs are there. Phantom is soft-switched and shunt regulated for lowest noise. (There are 6 low noise shunt regulators, and 5 standard regulators in the solid-state side). The High Pass Filter is a new approach, but suffice it to say that with it bypassed, the preamp is designed to have almost DC response (.01Hz) at all gain settings. The LED meter is set up to indicate first and second stage clipping, even though the output is capable of greater than +30 dBu (70 volts peak to peak into 50 Ohms from the solid-state side actually!). While we are tossing out numbers, both the current mode and voltage mode preamps sport EIN numbers of 130dB, very close to the theoretical minimum noise possible. So this thing is gravely quiet!

The MANLEY TNT is a remarkable and desirable tube preamp on one side and its equivalent in solid-state on the other side. These are not simulations, not samples, nor are they a clone or a toy. It is really good ol' analog done right."

Specifications

TUBE CHANNEL (left channel)
• Vacuum Tubes: 1 x 12AT7EH + 1 x NOS 6414
• 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 / 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)

GENERAL
• 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 11" x 1.75" (occupies 1u)
• Unit Weight: 11 lbs
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