MANLEY MicMAID MMAID Mic-Mic Preamp Matrix/Switcher

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MANLEY MicMAID MMAID Mic-Mic Preamp Matrix/Switcher

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"Live" audition of up to four mics and four preamps in any combination. Convenient level matching capabilities, programmable routing schemes for best

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MSRP: $3,500.00

PAL Price: $3,150.00


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The MicMAID matrix-switcher saves precious studio time and dramatically increases efficiency by allowing for “live” audition of up to four mics and four preamps in any combination. With its convenient level-matching capabilities, user-programmable routing schemes, and thoughtful monitor features, the best mic/mic preamp combination for every session can be instantly chosen. Any mic, any preamp, any time.


  • FOUR Microphones A/B/C/D matrix to FOUR external Microphone preamplifiers 1/2/3/4
  • LOCK each selection combination for comparison
  • Front-panel 1/4" Direct Input with Variable Phase circuit and Ground Lift switch
  • THRU: mirrored output of the Direct Input
  • Low/High range select for Variable Phase all-pass filter
  • Remote Fader jack for manual gain riding
  • Polarity Switch flips phase 180degrees for selected Matrix path
  • MONITOR SECTION has ±19.5 dB gain trim for each signal path
  • STORE and RECALL settings for gain, mic & pre combinations
  • Phantom Power selection for each microphone A/B/C/D
  • DIRECT OUTPUT provided for each micpreamp return
  • Pickle Remote can step through each microphone or each preamplfier for "sweet spot" selection
  • Variable illumination brightness user-selectable in three levels
  • High-quality, gold-contact sealed relays used throughout
  • Neutrik gold-contact XLR jacks



  • Input Impedance: ≈ 120K Ohms
  • Gain Ratio: 12:1 Step down.
  • Voltage Gain: -22 dB (Signal Source: Sine 1 kHz, +4dBu, 6K8 Ohm Source Impedance, 1K Ohm secondary load impedance)



  • Matrix Crosstalk:
  • Leakage from adjacent microphone inputs: ≥ 117 dB (1 kHz sine)
  • Leakage from adjacent Preamp sends: ≥ 107 dB (1 kHz Sine)
  • Microphone Inputs terminated with source Z=150 Ohm, Preamps sends terminated with 2K7 Ohm load



  • Gain: ±19.5 dB (.5 db steps)
  • Frequency response: ±.5 db 10 Hz- 100 kHz
  • Outputs: XLR Electronically Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 66 Ohms
  • Max Output Level: +28dbu into 100K load @ .025% THD+ NOISE
  • Distortion: 0.003% THD+NOISE
  • Bandwidth: 22 Hz - 22 kHz, Unity gain, into 100K Ohm load
  • Noise Floor: -90dbu A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range: 118 db
  • ICMMR: ≥ 86 dB (1 kHz sine, 50mV input)
  • Note: Mon/Rec active stage ALWAYS "looks" at selected PREAMP as its signal source.



  • Power Consumption Idle: 12 watts 0.1 Amp @ 120V
  • Power Consumption Maximum: 20 watts 0.17 Amp @ 120V
  • Mains Fuse: 500mA @ 100~120VAC; 250mA @ 220 ~ 240VAC
  • Mains Fuse type: 5mm x 20mm SLO-BLO GDC glass fuse, 250V AC rating
  • 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. The power transformer in this unit must be rewired in order to change mains operating voltage.
  • Unit Size:19" x 10" x 3.5" (occupies 2u)
  • Unit Weight: xx lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 19 dim. (international); 17 lbs. (USA)
  • Shipping Box Dimensions: 23" x 15" x 9"

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