Manley FORCE: High Voltage, High Headroom, Audio Excellence
The Manley FORCE is a four-channel vacuum tube microphone preamplifier designed for high-end studio applications. Born from the acclaimed Manley CORE®, it brings together the sonic excellence of high voltage vacuum tube circuitry with a meticulously crafted chassis, delivering a powerful force in studio recording.
High Voltage Design:
The FORCE boasts four channels of real high voltage vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers. The high voltage design contributes to high headroom and high fidelity audio performance.
Meticulously handcrafted in California, the FORCE features an ergonomic front panel with organized controls, rotary potentiometers, positive latching switches, and direct input 1/4" jacks. The chassis is exquisitely designed, making it a visually stunning addition to any studio.
MIC Input Transformer:
Microphone signals enter through gold-plated XLR connectors into the MANLEY IRON® Mic input transformer, ensuring pristine signal quality.
Variable Input Pad:
The input level control acts as a Variable Input Pad for line level or instrument level signals, offering flexibility in signal processing. Phase Reverse and 120Hz High Pass filters are also available in the circuit.
12AX7 Dual Triode Amplification:
The signal is then processed through the 12AX7 dual triode amplifying stage operating in pure Class A, providing a classic tube sound.
Each channel features selectable gain with options for 40dB or 50dB via front panel switches. An additional 10dB of gain is available via internal jumpers.
The output stage is designed to be robust, capable of driving even challenging loads.
MANLEY POWER® Power Supply:
The innovative MANLEY POWER® power supply is specifically designed for high voltage vacuum tubes, providing 300 Volt DC rails, 6 Volt lines, and other voltage rails for phantom power and control voltages. It ensures high headroom and superior sonic performance.
Engineered for efficiency without compromising quality, the FORCE delivers strong Manley sound and rugged overbuilt construction.
Each channel features a 1/4" DIRECT INPUT, similar to the DI found in the Manley SLAM!® and CORE®. This solid-state circuit with 10 Meg Ohm input impedance is suitable for guitars, bass, keyboards, and more.
Seven-Segment LED Peak Metering:
Each channel is equipped with seven-segment LED peak metering for instant visible feedback on audio levels.
The FORCE includes controls for 48V Phantom power, a 120Hz High Pass Filter switch, Phase Invert switch, and a Silent Input Level Control.
The Manley FORCE is a compelling force in the world of audio recording, delivering a combination of sonic excellence, craftsmanship, and versatility for a compelling studio experience.