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MANLEY SCHEMATICS !

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For those who own MANLEY equipment there is a possibility to obtain the schematic for the device you own. All you have to do, is send a mail to MANLEY, and specify the model of your device, serial number, and the dealer from where you bought it, and request the schematics. You can find information about the procedure at MANLEY customer tech support. They will send you the schematics in PDF format.
I would be curious to see how they done the MASSIVE-PASSIVE. Anyone here has the MASSIVE-PASSIVE schematic ? Does anyone saw the schematic of the passive eq [EQ-500] designed by ART DAVIS and built by ALTEC LANSING and UNIVERSAL RECORDING ?
By the way, Jakob, I saw on your page the Gyratec XIV and it looks very similar to the MASSIVE. That is the company you are talking about?

chrissugar

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RemyRAD Thu, 09/16/2010 - 13:47
Hey? Sometimes, I forget to look at the dates when I look at the subject matters. And that kind of stuff does heat me up. This is why we save our $ up for the toys we want. We've all worked to get what we want. Be it the cheapest stuff or the best stuff. It's just stuff in hands that don't know how to utilize it. There is a reason why I preach old-school basics. My mom and dad were always old-school musician/performers. So there still is this desire for many of us to continue with older traditions and a lot of DIY.

Getting older
Mx. Remy Ann David

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Member Mon, 10/28/2002 - 13:56
Hi Chris,

Yep!

I have'n´t their schematic yet, but I know a producer that owns one - so the next time he's in the studio, I'll try calling for a manual..

I had his open, and to my disappointment I found opamps in the input. They also say this in the mamual, if you read closely. But all this hype about esoteris inductors? In the Hi/lo-pass at least, they use standard inductors from - Farnell :)

I'm still working on the shelving stuff for this.

Jakob E

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Member Mon, 10/28/2002 - 21:47
I'm interrested in the Massive Passive schematics, too. This is very funny, the Farnell inductor thing.. I've read the manual a dozen times (I find it nice reading) and there they really point out how very very important it is to design the inductors to make this and that.. And then they use the Farnell models. I quess it's about money, too. These inductors are cheap - and the DC resistance doesn't matter in shelving section as much.

I've been thinking about making a 18db hi/lo pass filters from capacitors and inductors only and add it to the parametric EQ I build one day. Just to remove some electronics..

Jaakko

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Member Wed, 11/13/2002 - 08:51
I've got a couple things from a friend who will remain nameless. Since the place I work are Manley dealers and the stuff they make is absolutely awesome and Evana is paranoid (and maybe rightly so) I won't post them. I would, however, email them to someone (or even two) who would swear on their mother's grave not to post them but compare them to the Gates Sta-level or the Universal Audio Vari-Mu's. This with the whole intent on making a new DIY project out of it. Cloning the Manley would be hard anyway since the output tranny is pretty wacky.

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Member Wed, 11/13/2002 - 11:49
Hi Kent

I'd luuurrve to see some of those.

David Manley used to live here in Johannesburg, owned a post production studio, & I have a pair of Leak TL12+ chassis that he modded & burnt out a lot of components on. They have an engraved plate on them with his name & address etc. Eve-anna is his daughter I believe.

Anyone for Trivial Pursuit?..

Peter

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Member Wed, 11/13/2002 - 12:06
Jakob,

Check your email. For the rest of you: ask Jakob cuz sending these files is taking way too long... uhh, what files? Did I say files. Must have been my grocery list or something.

Pete, I heard Evana was his ex. Something like he flew the coop and left her with the biz although I would think there was an age difference. I could just be talking out of my ass since I'm just repeating non-reliable information.

kent (I hate 56k)