Manley Jumbo Shrimp
5 100,00 €
Signal path also delivers high bandwidth, low noise, modest local negative feedback and low distortion, and is voiced for best musical performance. Radio-Frequency based remote command of the silicon-free high-quality motorized VOLUME attenuator set, for infinitely resolvable control of listening levels. No need to “point” the remote in any direction. Now the Shrimp’s attenuator set can be controlled from another nearby room, through walls, floors and doors, and through opaque equipment closet or cabinet doors too!
Dedicated White Follower stage using the 5670 dual triodes effortlessly drives all passive interstage circuits; volume, balance and output stages receive crisp instruction from the Follower regardless of control settings. Generous energy storage via large power supply capacitors for more impact in the bass. No global feedback makes the Shrimp very fast sounding.
Cool White-follower output stage provides low 50 Ohm output impedance. This is much better than a boring plain ol’ cathode follower.
ALPS audiophile-grade balance and motorized VOLUME pots. We use the nice parts in here! MIT/MultiCap polypropylene audiophile-grade signal coupling capacitors, including two 30 uF monsters on the output stages.
Manley’s first commercially available products were upper echelon high-fidelity vacuum tube amplifiers and preamplifiers constructed at the old Vacuum Tube Logic of America factory.
On January 30, 1989, a 20 year old EveAnna on sabbatical from her studies at Columbia University met the crew and was hired on to the production team. She quickly learned to solder and assemble vacuum tube amplifiers, and after training a new team of assemblers, EveAnna worked her way into the Quality Control department.
It was at this time that the first Manley professional products were developed, starting with the original 1u Reference 60dB Microphone Preamplifier and soon followed by the Manley Enhanced Pultec and Mid Frequency Equalizers. These products, along with the Manley Reference Cardioid and Reference Gold microphones, all made their debut at the 1990 Los Angeles AES Show.
In 1993, Manley Laboratories, Inc. became a separate entity apart from VTL.
The new Manley Labs factory at 13880 Magnolia Ave. in beautiful and bovine Chino, California was outfitted to house the Manley Hi-Fi and Pro Studio manufacturing as well as the Langevin production lines, our newly acquired machine shop, and printed circuit board facilities. The following year, the factory’s capabilities were augmented by the addition of a computer-controlled mechanical engraving machine and, very importantly, a transformer winding department.