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Old 01-23-2016, 03:32 PM
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Default Manley Headphone amp

Looks like they are working on a new headphone amp.

The Manley Headphone Amplifier | Manley Labs
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Serge.......This is an attractive and feature rich headphone amplifier.


•Vacuum Tube design, 2 x 12AT7A Drivers, 4 x 6AQ5 Triode Strapped output tubes
•Single-Ended or Push-Pull amplifier operation
•Precision Stepped Relay Volume Control with Thumb Wheel
•Selectable headphone load settings: 12-50 Ohms, 50-200 Ohms, 200-600 Ohms
•Variable Feedback Control: 0–10dB of negative feedback
•Balance, Treble and Bass Controls use silent conductive plastic potentiometers
•Tone Bypass for purist signal path
•All switching via high-grade gold-contact relays
•3 x Stereo Outputs: Balanced XLR headphone outs, Unbalanced standard ¼” TRS headphone jack, RCA Preamplifier Outputs
•2 x Analog line-level RCA inputs
•Mono / Stereo function
•Mute Switch
•User adjustable Headphone Overload Protection System
•MANLEY IRONⓇ hand-wound wide bandwidth air-gapped output transformers
•Preamplifier Direct output routes Input 1 direct to output when unit is in standby
•Soft Start, mute-controlled power-up sequence
•High Speed, Low Impedance, Low Noise custom switching PSU
•Operating Mains Voltage: 90~250VAC universal works worldwide
•Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~ 60Hz
•Solid Aluminum Billet Chassis
•Real Wood Walnut Burl Trim
•Maximum Output Power: 1W
•Unit Dimensions: 11.5 x 5.5 x 8.2” (LxWxH)
•Unit Weight: 12 lbs.
•MSRP: $2950
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:16 PM
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Serge.......This is an attractive and feature rich headphone amplifier.


•Vacuum Tube design, 2 x 12AT7A Drivers, 4 x 6AQ5 Triode Strapped output tubes
•Single-Ended or Push-Pull amplifier operation
•Precision Stepped Relay Volume Control with Thumb Wheel
•Selectable headphone load settings: 12-50 Ohms, 50-200 Ohms, 200-600 Ohms
•Variable Feedback Control: 0–10dB of negative feedback
•Balance, Treble and Bass Controls use silent conductive plastic potentiometers
•Tone Bypass for purist signal path
•All switching via high-grade gold-contact relays
•3 x Stereo Outputs: Balanced XLR headphone outs, Unbalanced standard ¼” TRS headphone jack, RCA Preamplifier Outputs
•2 x Analog line-level RCA inputs
•Mono / Stereo function
•Mute Switch
•User adjustable Headphone Overload Protection System
•MANLEY IRONⓇ hand-wound wide bandwidth air-gapped output transformers
•Preamplifier Direct output routes Input 1 direct to output when unit is in standby
•Soft Start, mute-controlled power-up sequence
•High Speed, Low Impedance, Low Noise custom switching PSU
•Operating Mains Voltage: 90~250VAC universal works worldwide
•Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~ 60Hz
•Solid Aluminum Billet Chassis
•Real Wood Walnut Burl Trim
•Maximum Output Power: 1W
•Unit Dimensions: 11.5 x 5.5 x 8.2” (LxWxH)
•Unit Weight: 12 lbs.
•MSRP: $2950
Dan, I still prefer Output Transformer-less Single Ended for headphone listening as that creates some serious magic from my previous experience but this one does allow for quite a variety of different impedance headphones to be used with it. Depending on the quality of the transformer, it may not take much away from the sonic beauty though. So I would be curious to hear it.
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Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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If the nameplate was blank, I never would have guessed it was a Manley. Is this the beginning of a new direction in styling for Manley?
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That's a cool looing amp!!
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PHC1, remember that Manley manufacture their own iron in-house so I expect the transformers would be purpose designed for this particular headphone amplifier. If their own design & manufactured output transformers on my neoclassical 250 power amps are anything to go by then I'm sure the transformers used in their headphone amplifier will be equally superb.
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Very cool looking. Anyone own one? If so, what do ya think of it?
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Is this out, or did this get canned? Disappeared from their website.....
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:50 AM
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It was great while it lasted.
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