Manley Reference Silver Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

High-quality large diaphragm tube condenser microphone reminiscent of the legendary Sony C-37A


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A Smooth Silver Lining

Based on the 1950’s classic Sony C-37A, the Manley Reference Silver features a rich, warm low-end while smoothing out harsh high frequencies. This sonic profile makes the Reference Silver a perfect choice for female vocalists, horn sections, and drum overheads. The backside of the capsule features a unique and adjustable acoustic chamber which adjusts the pickup pattern from Cardioid to Omni, making it the perfect choice for a number of sources. The engineers at Manley chose to use David Josephson’s renowned C-3 capsule, which is a stellar recreation of the unique C-37 capsule. Paired with the highest build quality, and Manley’s IRON output transformers, the Reference Silver is sure to be a go-to choice whenever you need the rich, warm sounds of the C-37A.

Manley Reference Silver in one take

  • Based on the classic Sony C-37A
  • Condenser Transducer hand made in USA by Josephson Audio
  • Single-Sided Large Diaphragm Capsule Edge Tensioned
  • 5 Micron Evaporated Gold Diaphragm 1″ diameter
  • Dual Pattern Cardioid or Omni Directional adjustable via vent on the backplate
  • 5670 Internal Vacuum Tube Head Amplifier
  • Hand Wound Nickel Core Manley Iron Output Transformer


  • Output Impedance: 30 Ohms
  • High Pass Filter Switch -3dB @ 55Hz 6dB/8va
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10Hz-30kHz, AMP to 60kHz
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SPL: 150 dB SPL at Capsule
  • AMPLIFIER TYPE: 2 Triode Gain Block Lo Z Output
  • OUTPUT POLARITY: Balanced XLR, Pin 2 Hot, Pin 3 Low
  • AMPLIFIER DISTORTION: Less Than 0.05 % THD+N BW 22-22 kHz (1kOhm Load, 1kHz -40dBV Output)
  • AMPLIFIER NOISE: Typically -108 dBV “A Weighted”
  • BODY: Etched Silver Anodized Aluminum
  • Custom Designed Outboard Switched Mode PSU 90V ~ 250VAC Universal Voltage Operation 50Hz-60Hz

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