Building upon our proud heritage, the Manley Nu Mu merges the esoteric “T-Bar mod” all-tube front end from the legendary Manley Variable Mu® and makes it standard followed by a new high voltage all-discrete solid state audio chain for the smoothest dynamics action coupled to the punchiest sonic path.
Featuring Manley’s new HIP function, the Manley Nu Mu finesses dynamic control to bring up lower level details without knocking the life out of exciting transients. Smartly engineered to build efficiently and esthetically designed to elicit ravishing compliments from your clients, both visually and ergonomically, the Manley Nu Mu breaks new ground in performance and value, all proudly handbuilt in California, of course!
The “HIP” control allows compression to happen at lower volumes (lower in the dynamic range spectrum), but leaves
the louder dynamics alone while still compressing the overall signal. You get louder soft sections with the original dynamics of the louder sections.
Controls and Switches:
"The Manley Nu Mu uses a variable-mu tube compressor circuit, a solid-state side-chain path, and also a solid-state output amplifier. You get Manley's acclaimed IRON® input transformers and the same ultra-low impedance switched mode power supply as used in the Manley CORE channel strip unit.
Interestingly, the all-new feature called the HIP control allows compression at lower dynamic ranges, while leaving louder dynamics unaffected. Working something like a Wet/Dry control where you can mix the compressed and uncompressed audio signals, it is easy to get just the right amount of compression without squashing the dynamics out of the most exciting transients.
I can't wait to get my hands on the Manley Nu Mu! The Manley Nu Mu sells for $2,800 MSRP."
-Barry Rudolph, Recording Engineer/Producer