User Manual for Manley Labs MicMAID 4x4 Mic and Preamp Matrix-Switcher Click to enlarge the picture
Contents of the user manual for the Manley Labs MicMAID 4x4 Mic and
- Product category: Preamp Accessories Manley Labs
- Brand: Manley Labs
- Description and content of package
- Technical information and basic settings
- Frequently asked questions – FAQ
- Troubleshooting (does not switch on, does not respond, error message, what do I do if...)
- Authorized service for Manley Labs Preamp Accessories
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Product description The MicMAID Matrix-Switcher from Manley Labs was designed for auditioning combinations of four microphones with four microphone preamps through a fast-acting matrix system. The unit features four inputs for both microphones and preamps, while dedicated returns and direct outputs are offered for each micpre. The front panel has four sections including instrument input, phase control, routing matrix, and monitor control. The instrument input offers a dedicated DI with thru-output and a ground lift, as well as a 1/4" TRS input for inserting a fader for controlling the Mon/Rec level output for real-time fader rides while tracking vocals or instruments. The phase section offers phase reversal, variable phase control and a range button, which switches between low and full-bandwidth frequencies. The variable phase knob allows you to fine-tune the phase relationship between two of your mic signals, or between your direct signal and your mic signals. The routing matrix offers four horizontal buttons for selecting microphones, while the four vertical buttons engage the four preamps. The microphone selection is routed to the selected preamp, while the preamp selection routes signal through the Mon/Rec output. The lock button lights up red when selected and prevents any other mic or preamp from using the current paired combination. The instrument button switches from microphone A input to the DI input. The monitor section features a gain trim for matching levels of different combinations, which may be saved to any of 9 user presets for instant recall. There is also a pickle remote, which connects via RJ45 cable and features a momentary switch for cycling through presets. Hand-made in the USA, the unit is housed in a 2U chassis with a CNC machined 1/4" steel faceplate that is also inlaid with laser engraved inserts. The MicMAID ships with an IEC power cable.
In the Box Manley Labs MicMAID 4x4 Mic and Preamp Matrix-Switcher Standard IEC Power Cable Limited 90-Day Warranty, Extends to 5 Years with Registration Table of Contents
- 4 x microphones (A/B/C/D) matrix to 4 x external microphone preamps (1/2/3/4)
- Lockable selection combination for comparison
- Front-Panel 1/4" Direct Input (DI): Features variable phase circuit and ground lift switch
- Thru: Mirrored output of the direct input
- Low/High Range: Variable phase all-pass filter
- Remote Fader Jack: Manual gain riding
- Polarity Switch: Flips phase 180° for selected Matrix path
- Monitor Section: ±19.5 dB gain trim for each signal path
- Store and Recall: Gain, mic & preamp combinations
- 10 presets: Preset 0 is a locked factory preset, while 1-9 are user defined
- Phantom Power: For each microphone (A/B/C/D)
- Direct out provided for each mic preamp return
- Pickle Wired Remote: Cycles through each user preset
- Variable Illumination Brightness: User-selectable in three levels
- Gold-contact sealed relays
- Neutrik gold-contact XLR jacks
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Manley Labs MMAID Specs
| Input Impedance || 120 kΩ |
| Gain Ratio || 12:1 step down |
| Voltage Gain || -22 dB (Sine 1 kHz, +4 dBu, 6.8 kΩ, 1 kΩ secondary load) |
| Cross Talk || Leakage From Adjacent Microphone Inputs: ≥ 117 dB (1 kHz sine) |
Leakage From Adjacent Preamp Sends: ≥ 107 dB (1 kHz Sine)
| Microphone Input || Microphone Inputs: Terminated with source Z = 150 Ω |
| Mic Preamps || Preamps Sends: Terminated with 2.7 kΩ |
| Gain || ±19.5 dB (0.5 dB steps) |
| Frequency Response || 10 Hz to 100 kHz ±0.5 dB |
| Outputs || XLR electronically balanced |
| Output Impedance || 66 Ω |
| Max Output || +28 dBu into 100 kΩ @ 0.025% THD + NOISE |
| Distortion || 0.003% THD + NOISE |
| Bandwidth || 22 Hz to 22 kHz, Unity gain, into 100 kΩ |
| Noise Floor || -90 dBu (A-weighted) |
| Dynamic Range || 118 dB |
| Common Mode Rejection Ratio || ≥ 86 dB (1 kHz sine, 50 mV input) |
| Power Consumption (idle) || 12 W 0.1 A @ 120 VAC |
| Power Consumption (max) || 20 W 0.17 A @ 120 VAC |
| Fuse || Mains Fuse: 500 mA @ 100~120 VAC |
Mains Fuse type: 0.2 x 0.8" / 5.0 x 20.0 mm SLO-BLO GDC glass fuse, 250 VAC rating
| Rackmountable || 2 U |
| Dimensions (WxDxH) || 19.0 x 10.0 x 3.5" / 48.3 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm |
| Weight || Not specified by manufacturer |
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