DYN-O-MITE!We would like to take this opportunity the formally apologize for the "Good Times" reference above. Now on to the business at hand. Here's a cool twist on the 2-channel preamp: one channel's rockin' Manley signature SLAM! mic pre, the second is a solid state pre inspired by classic British console pres (get it, TNT is Tubes/No Tubes?). The TNT's tube side is great for lots of things that are traditionally difficult to match to the right mic and pre, namely bright guitars, horns and reeds, cymbals, and certain vocal stylings. The solid state side of the TNT tends to fare better on smoother vocals, drums, bass and raunchy guitars, but like anything else in the recording world, let your ears be your guide and you can't go wrong - especially with Manley.
Both sides of the TNT boast variable impedance done right, done right being the key here. There is near-zero gain changes when you're shifting the input impedance. In another stroke of sonic ingenuity, the TNT lets you dial in however much "iron" is desired. Use this handy knob to add or subtract transformer presence from your signal. And just for good measure, Manley threw in yet another tone-shaping tool with the toggle that lets you choose 60s-, 70s, or Clean-style overload distortion. Clearly there's a whole lotta tonal options packed into a 1U box. If you're ready to exponentially expand your arsenal, the TNT blows open the doors!
Tubes Rule! That's the sentiment EveAnna Manley and Manley Labs screams from the mountain top. And judging from the way Manley Labs gear sounds, tubes could very well rule! All of Manley's gear is designed and crafted in Chino, CA, and nothing but premium components are used. The end result is some of the finest gear you can put in your rack. If you're serious about your sound, get Manley and hear what you've been missing!
Manley TNT Features Features at a Glance:
- Phantom power is soft-switched and shunt regulated for lowest noise
- Phase switch
- HP filters
- LED overload and level indicators
- Instrument inputs
- Six low noise shunt regulators, and five standard regulators in the solid-state side
- When High-pass filter is bypassed, the preamp is designed to have almost DC response (.01Hz) at all gain settings.
- LED meter indicates first and second stage clipping
- Output is capable of greater than +30 dBu (70 volts peak to peak into 50 ohms from the solid-state side
- Both the current mode and voltage mode preamps sport EIN numbers of 130dB, very close to the theoretical minimum noise possible