Manley Headphone Amplifier (Pre-Order)

Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

A World of Vinyl

Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
Previous Next

Manley Headphone Amplifier (Pre-Order)

by Manley Labs

Add product to the cart

0% Financing for 6 months

$2,950.00
Product Code:
MANL-HP-AMP
Label/Make:
Manley Labs
Genre/Model:
Headphone Amplifier
Description:
Headphone Amplifier

Manley Laboratories have been designing and manufacturing professional and hi-fidelity audio equipment for the last twenty five years. Headphone listening has become more and more popular in recent years. To meet this new demand Manley have combined its professional and domestic engineering skills to develop a new and exciting groundbreaking product, The Manley Headphone Amplifier.

Headphone listening is not new to us, we have developed headphone mixers for the professional industry and our Neo-Classic 300B preamplifier was designed with the serious headphone listener in-mind, which now has quite a cult following. The new Manley Headphone Amplifier addresses absolutely every possible feature the headphone user could desire.

Feature Rich

This feature rich product has no less than twelve independent controls designed for maximum performance and maximum control. We design and manufacture our own output transformers and this is where this product excels. The Manley Headphone Amplifier utilizes hand-wound air gapped dual mode output transformers. The user can configure the unit for all triode Push-Pull mode or Single-Ended mode. The transformer can be configured to drive three types of headphone loads, covering a range from 12 to 600 ohms.

The enthusiast can also vary the Feedback from 0dB to 10dB, maintaining a ruler-flat frequency response across the audio band, demonstrating how stable the design is. For increased transparency and accuracy we have incorporated a Precision Stepped Relay Volume control with perfect channel balance. A balance control is also available for extra sensitivity. The Manley Headphone Amplifier operates fully symmetrical, enabling it to drive balanced headphones through its XLR output. Also available is the standard non-balanced “Jack” plug or TRS connection. Another very useful feature is a preamplifier output, which routes your first input through the system when not in use, no need for unplugging sources! The Manley Headphone amplifier can also be used as a stand-alone transformer coupled preamplifier, so it can be partnered with any power amplifier if so desired.

With the advent of expensive and high technology headphones it was important for the Manley design team to think about protection. So the Manley Headphone Amplifier features a user defined headphone overload protection system. The user dials this in so precious headphones are never overdriven. For maximum performance and the lowest noise floor, The Manley Headphone Amplifier incorporates a very high-tech switching audiophile power supply. The high-tension and low-tension rails are all fully regulated offering super low impedance for a fast and dynamic response.

The Manley Headphone Amplifier also incorporates a tone control circuit…what? for an audiophile product!! Yes! With the expertise gleaned from building professional studio equipment, we have incorporated the best possible solution for a tone control. It is completely switchable, so for the real purist it is completely out of the circuit, but if you need that slight adjustment for a hard digital recording the feature is there.

The Design

The Manley Headphone Amplifier is a very unusual design. Zia Faruqi, who is responsible for running the engineering team and industrial design at Manley Laboratories, developed its concept. “I wanted a design that would reflect the use of this piece of equipment. Its shape was inspired by a head, a piece that you could rest your headphones on, a piece that you want to indulge yourself in” Mitch Margolis who worked on the Steelhead and our 300B amplifiers worked with our head engineer Humberto Rodriguez to finalize its design. Available in three different colors for today’s lifestyle choices. Champagne & White, Titanium & Bronze and Copper & Black.

Dimensions:
Length: 11.5"
Width: 5.5"
Height: 8.2”
Specifications:
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

There are no reviews for this product.

Customers who bought Manley Headphone Amplifier (Pre-Order), also bought:

There are no reviews for this product.

Go to top