Item #1565661 Model #MRAG

Manley Reference Silver Dual-pattern Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Standard


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Dual-pattern microphone ideal for louder instruments.

The Manley Reference Silver microphone is built with a fantastic capsule, which features an adjustable acoustic chamber on the back to switch easily between Cardioid and Omni pickup patterns. This distinctive capsule is the heart of the rich and creamy tone that the Manley Reference Silver Mic delivers. The fragile high impedance signal from the capsule first hits a FET sitting underneath the 5670 vacuum tube’s cathode which then amplifies the signal into a more robust voltage that the hand-wound Manley IRON microphone output transformer sends out to your microphone preamplifier. Output level from this mic is a bit lower compared to Manley's other two microphones and is ideal for capturing your loudest instruments such as snare drum, guitars and toms or for recording female vocals and saxophones. It's a very classic sounding microphone, which is to be expected since its innovative capsule design harkens back to the 1950s.
  • Microphone Type: Tube Condenser
  • Mono/Stereo: Mono
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional (variable control)
  • Diaphragm Size: Single-sided 1" diaphragm
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz
  • Max SPL: 150dB SPL
  • Output Impedance: 30 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 7mV/Pa
  • Low Cut Filter: 55Hz
  • Tube: 5670 vacuum tube
  • Power Source: Custom-designed outboard switched-mode PSU
  • Connector: 7-pin XLR (microphone), 3-pin XLR (power supply)
  • Weight: 1.5 lb.
  • Included accessories: Hardshell Case, Custom Suspension, Mic Cable, Capsule Cover


  • Single-sided large-diaphragm capsule based on the vintage Sony C-37A; handcrafted by Josephson Audio
  • 5-micron evaporated-gold diaphragm
  • Cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns
  • Adjustable acoustic chamber on the backplate for changing pattern
  • Internal 5670 vacuum tube head amplifier
  • Constant-current source for tube to minimize noise
  • Hand-wound Manley nickel-core iron output transformer
  • Custom-designed outboard switched-mode PSU
  • Includes Manley X-Cradle suspension