“Manley’s Greatest Hits” (and more!)
The VOXBOX combines the legendary Manley Mono Mic preamp, the ELOP reborn as a lower ratio compressor, the MID EQ blown out as a full range PEAK-DIP-PEAK EQ, and a DeEsser with a second ELOP limiter at the end.
Using the Direct Input, bass players often wonder why it wasn’t named the BASSBOX.
Features & Specifications
- MANLEY transformers w/nickel laminations in mu-metal cases
- 2 kOhm MIC INPUT Z w/High current 48V Phantom power built-in
- Hi-Z (100K) Direct Instrument Input
- LINE & INSERT INPUTS (balanced XLR & 1/4″)
- PREAMP & EQ outputs LO-Z (50W)
- Transformer balanced XLR outputs
- Transformerless unbalanced 1/4″outputs
- STEREO LINK for Compressor & De-esser/Limiter
- SIDE CHAIN MONITOR for De-Esser
- Large ILLUMINATED Sifam METER with FIVE readout modes – (older units before serial number MVB**1359 shipped before 9/2003 use: 12V 1.2W FESTOON LAMPS; Manley’s Part Number: VAR016C) (newest units after serial number MVB**1359 shipped after 9/2003 use yellow LED lighting)
- THD + N (1KHz @ +20 dBu): 0.3%
- Maximum output: +31dBu
|Two Independent Sections:||MIC PRE||EQ|
|Frequency Response||±1dB 20Hz – 60KHz||10 Hz – 100KHz|
|Noise Floor (A-wgt)||-86 dB||-89 dB|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||113 dB||116 dB|
|Tube complement||12AX7LPS & 6414||5751 & 6414|
|Gain||40 to 60 dB||unity|
|Two Separate Processors:||COMPRESSOR||DE-ESSER & LIMITER|
|Maximum Reduction||16 dB||32 dB|
|Attack Times||4mS to 70mS||2mS|
|Release Times||.3, .5, 1, 2, 5 Sec||.5 Sec|
|De-Ess Notch Frequencies||3, 6, 9, 12KHz, none (LIMIT)|
|Power Consumption||24 watts|
|Mains Voltage Frequency||50~ 60Hz|
|Dimensions||19″ x 5.25″ x 10″||occupies 3U|
|Shipping weight||21 lbs.|
- NOTE: Operating mains voltage:Units are purpose built for original destination country’s mains voltage: 100V, 120V, or 220-240VAC as indicated on the serial number badge. Power transformer must be replaced in order to change mains operating voltage.
120VAC units may NOT be rewired to put the primaries of the power transformer in series for 220-240V operation or a large radiated field of hum will develop. If changing locations/voltages, the power transformer must be replaced with the dedicated one for the voltage at which it will operate.