Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

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Product Ref: 75882

  • All-Tube Triode Design
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 10Hz-30KHz Frequency Response
  • Rich Tonal Balance and Liquid Character
  • Stunning, Durable Construction

Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone is a professional Cardioid Tube Microphone which bears a 'finished' sound right out of the box. The rich tonal balance and liquid character make the Reference Cardioid one of the most credited microphones on the market for use with guitar, drums, saxophone, and especially vocals. The Manley Reference Cardioid interprets perfect clarity and transparency in the audio, within a stunning design admired by professionals around the world.

Product Ref: 75882

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Perfect Balance

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone features a Cardioid polar pattern to offer the best isolation of unwanted, ambient noise whilst providing the best sensitivity and pickup in front of the mic. The frequency response of 10Hz-30KHz allows the Reference Cardioid to record high-end audio from a range of instruments including guitar, drums, saxophone, and especially vocals.

Universal Recognition

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone offers a truly unique sound which has previously been valued by so many popular artists. With somewhat of a pop presence, the Reference Cardioid provides audio without the need for extensive processing. The rich tonal balance and liquid character that are associated with the Reference Cardioid make it a perfect choice for any pop/rock producer.

All Of The Accessories You Need

The Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone comes with its own power supply and an included XLR cable allows you to plug the Reference Cardioid straight into your PSU, however a microphone cable is still required to plug the Reference Cardioid in to an analogue input of some sort. The included cover for the microphone capsule allows you to prevent damage from dust or other substances and a mounting device is also included to allow you to attach the Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone onto a mic stand of your choice to provide more flexibility and movement.


  • All-Tube triode design 12AT7 (2011 build. Previous versions used 12AX7 and 6072.)
  • Outboard Power Supply is factory set for 100V, 120V or 220-240VAC operation for original destination country's mains voltage.
  • Operating Mains Voltage changeable with power transformer re-wiring via internal jumpers and fuse value change.
  • -10 dB switchable pad


  • Microphone Type: Tube Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Diaphragm Size: 0.98" (25mm)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz
  • Max SPL: 150dB
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 17mV/Pa
  • Noise typically: -120dB EIN
  • Pads: -10dB
  • Color: Black
  • Connector: XLR
  • Weight: 2.25 lbs (mic)
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (PSU)
  • Mic Size: 4.5" x 9.7" x 4.5"
  • PSU Size: 5" x 8.2" x 3.4"
  • Shipping weight: 15 lbs
  • Mains Voltage Frequency: 50 60Hz
  • Mains Fuse: 250mA @ 100 120V; 125mA @ 220 240V operation
  • Power Consumption: 70mA @ 120V = 8.4 Watts