Manley ELOP transformers?

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  1. mallardduckman

    mallardduckman Active Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Hello all! I'm trying to sell my Manley ELOP compressor and I keep getting this question from potential buyers - "Transformers?"

    That's it, that's all they ask, just, "transformers?".

    I have no idea what they mean by this. I assume it's "does your Manley ELOP have transformers", or, "what kind of transformers does your ELOP have". I've tried responding and asking what they mean, but no one responds back. I guess they think if I don't have this information I'm not a very credible seller. Fair enough. Looking in the manual for the unit it says the XLR inputs have "Transformer Couple Input" and the 1/4" says "disconnects transformer and xlr input".

    So I guess it has transformers...can anyone shed some light on why this is so important?

    Thanks so much..
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    The early versions of the blue-faced ELOP (serial numbers beginning MANELOP-) had unbalanced inputs and no transformers. Later versions (serial numbers beginning MELOPB-) had balanced XLR inputs with transformers. Potential buyers need to know which model you have for sale. Iron-heads need to know in addition which make of transformer is fitted.
  3. mallardduckman

    mallardduckman Active Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Thank you! I will have to talk to Manley, my serial # is MANELOP but there are both balanced xlr and 1/4" unbalanced as well...looks like I have both.

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