Manley MicMAID

Microphone and Microphone Preamplifier Routing System with Recall for Four Microphone Inputs and Four Outputs
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Manley MicMAID
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Dive into the Possibilities with Manley's MicMAID

Manley's MicMAID makes matching microphones and preamplifiers easier than ever before. The beauty of the MicMAID is in the simplicity of its design. Plug in up to four different microphones and four different preamplifiers and swap out each combination with the push of a button. You can control the output level of each signal path and save your favorite settings for instant recall later - all without unplugging a single cable. You can even match the phase of a direct input with an adjustment knob right on the MicMAID's front panel.

Manley MicMAID at a Glance:
  • Experience the ease of push-button microphone auditioning
  • Find the combinations that work and let the hardware remember for you
  • Superior circuit design makes mic and instrument matching easy

Experience the ease of push-button mic auditioning
The MicMAID acts as a routing hub to connect four microphones and four preamplifiers in any combination you desire. The intuitive, grid-based selector buttons on the front face make matching microphones with preamplifiers a matter of pushing a couple of buttons. Ultimately, the MicMAID is a massive time saver that keeps you at the controls instead of running back and forth as you find the ideal mic and preamp combination.

Find the combinations that work and let the hardware remember for you
There's nothing more frustrating that coming up with a good gear combination, trying something different, and then not being able to remember what the first combination and settings were in order to compare the two. That's where the pure genius of the MicMAID's memory comes in. With the push of a button, the MicMAID will store your microphone and preamplifier settings for you, as well as the gain setting. The gain knob itself offers 19.5dB of gain adjustment at 0.5dB steps, so matching adjustment setting from one combination to the next is a snap.

Manley MicMAID Features:
  • Connects four microphones and four preamplifiers through a convenient matrix
  • +/- 19.5 dB gain adjust (0.5 dB steps) for each of the four signal paths
  • Recall settings for gain, mic & pre combinations
  • Unit generates phantom power to mics (selectable)
  • Variable phase, ground lift for front-panel DI
  • High-quality, gold-contact sealed relays throughout
Explore the endless combinations right from the engineer's seat with the Manley MicMAID!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide
NAMM News: Manley MicMAID

Tech Specs

Type Mic Preamp, Routing Matrix
Channels 4 x mic, 4 x preamp
Inputs 4 x XLR (mic), 4 x XLR (mic pre returns), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Outputs 1 x XLR (monitor out), 1 x 1/4" (instrument thru), 4 x XLR (direct out), 4 x XLR (mic pre sends)
Other I/O 1 x 1/4" (remote fader)
Features Flexible signal routing, phantom power, polarity switch
Power Supply Standard IEC AC cable
Height 3.5"
Width 19"
Depth 10"
Manufacturer Part Number MMAID

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Sweetwater Advice

Scott Augustyniak

The Manley MicMAID is a convenient way to route multiple preamps with multiple mics without pulling out cables from behind a rack or board. And since it's passive, it won't degrade your signal.
See also: Manley, Manley Preamps, Manley Preamp Accessories