Manley Tube Mixer 16x2 - 8+8 Mic/Line Version
This used Manley Tube mixer 16x2 is a 16 channel professional mixer built into a 4U enclosure with an external PSU so your power is perfect for constant use over long periods of time. The Tube mixer is designed to fill the gap between High end mixers and low budget ones giving you professional standard quality audio for a fraction of the price of a professional studio mixing console.
This item is used. It is in excellent condition. The unit comes with an external power supply.
Each channel uses the best sounding chips we know of and circuits with exceptional headroom and very low noise, relay switching rather than FETs or CMOS, real pro level input / output levels and Manley quality throughout. Spec-wise know of no mixer ever with better headroom and output levels and the noise floor is quite respectable (but not the absolute lowest we have ever seen) but it does seem to have the lowest crosstalk and leakage we know of. It has just 3 superb polystyrene caps from input to output. No carbon resistors, just 1/2 watt metal film, conductive plastic pots, stepped attenuators etc.
Manley don't put in a tube per input channel as might be expected for 'ad appeal' and sales hype. Manley certainly could, but a proper and effective circuit would require at least two tubes per channel (like our other products) which begins to look like 36 tubes total. Of course this approach would be way hotter (temperature not sound), way bigger and would require a rather huge power supply to light up the 34 glowing tube filaments and it would be a little noisy for 24 bit digital besides being rather expensive. However, the stereo mix amps / line drivers are standard Manley tube circuits, with high quality pro input and output transformers and it certainly provides that 'Manley Sound' with all the richness, loudness and, dare we say, "warmth" you expect from us.
The 16/2 Mixer is intended for a variety of applications that require more focus on sound quality than less expensive “knobs and features per dollar” alternatives or larger and far more expensive desks. It simply answers the questions of “ how to get real professional results without mortgaging the house or resorting to hobbyist gear and/or questionable sounding DSP mixers”. Good old Analog Mixing plus the benefits of Manley tube circuits.
- Frequency Response Unity Gain: 5 Hz to 100 KHz -1 db
- THD + N Unity Gain: (+0 dBu) .05% (-65 dB)
- S/N Output: @ +33 dBu 109 dB 22Hz-20KHz
- Noise Floor: 22 Hz to 20K -80 dBu typical
- Maximum Gain: Mic = +60 dB Mix Gain +10 dB (Mic = 70 dB)
- Maximum Output: (Mix Gain +10) +33 dBu Balanced
- Power Consumption: (120/240 VAC): 144 watts
- Operating Mains: Voltage changeable with power transformer primary switch and fuse value change.
- Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~ 60Hz
- Dimensions: 16x2 Mixer: 19" x 8.75" x 6.25" (occupies 5U)
- PSU: 13" x 3.5" x 11.5" (rack mount kit available)
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Manley SKU SMANTUBE16X288U Model TUBE16X2 GTIN NA Single or Pair N/A