Manley HP101 Headphone System
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Manley Studio Headphone Mixer

Product Description

Manley think of this unit as their "MORE ME!" box as this is possibly its most important feature. Along with the typical cue mix or the control room mix, the engineer can offer each participant a fader dedicated to their own instrument or voice. Engineers often find that musicians want to hear more of themselves and that trying to meet this demand with several players and not enough aux sends is quite a mind bending challenge.

With their headphones plugged into a Manley HP101, each player on the session can control the level of their own custom mix. This allows the engineer to concentrate on recording and getting the best sound and allows the producer to focus on performances as his musicians' monitoring needs are met quickly and easily. It also frees up console aux sends so they can be used for effect sends.

Each HP-101 station provides 8 x balanced inputs: four mono channels with FADER and PAN plus two stereo feeds with rotary switches providing stereo, mono and SIM processing (this cool SIM setting monos the bass which making it sound more like listening through actual monitors!)

Channel one has a PHASE switch, intended primarily for the vocalist. Voice is heard through the bones in the head as well as the phones. The engineer may not hear much difference switching phase in the control room, but the person at the mic certainly will. Polarity is often inverted in studios, which can explain why sometimes vocals loud in the phones sounds different on playback. This PHASE switch comes in very handy.

The 8 inputs terminate on ELCO/EDAC multipin connectors, wired to ADAT standard, allowing for linking or daisy-chaining several stations. See ELCO pinout here. We can supply custom cables  - please contact Sable for pricing.

The Mute controls the Power Amps directly and steps through ON, MUTE, LEFT MUTE and RIGHT MUTE and back to ON. This is important feature! By muting one channel, if the musician wants to put one can on his head, sound from that speaker won't be leaking into the overheads mics! Each station also has bass and treble EQ controls optimized for headphones. The master stereo volume control feeds the built-in power amps which produce peak voltage (equivalent to) well over a hundred watts per channel to drive up to 4 headsets at any volume the musician may choose.

Musicians often compliment the one-button easy communication and great sonic quality, even at high levels. The ELCO connectors also provide pins to be used for other communication and monitoring functions, including TALK and INTERRUPT. There are also hidden features on the ELCO connector such as an ability for the control room to monitor each stations' headphone mix or the to hear the unswitched "always-on" individual station microphone.

Technical Specifications

  • CH 1-4: Balanced line-level mono 60mm fader & pan pot
  • CH 5-6: Balanced line-level stereo with 60mm fader Switchable Mono Stereo or Stereo Image Manipulation (SIM)
  • CMRR greater than 70dB with source Z< 150 Ohm

    HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Four 1/4" stereo headphone jacks connected in parallel 

  • Peak to peak voltage: typically 50 volts into 100 Ohms
  • Output: 3 watts RMS into any load from 4 to 100 Ohms
  • Output impedance less than 0.1 Ohm
  • Built-in protection against overvoltage, undervoltage, overloads, shorts to supplies or outputs, thermal runaway, and most other catastrophes!
  • No power-down / power-up thumps, pops, or DC
  • Multi-mode MUTE button ("panic button")
  • THD + Noise: < .03% (-70dB)
  • Tone controls > ±12 dB @ 100 kHz & 10 kHz (gentle slope)

    COMMUNICATION: Multimode TALKBACK. "TALK" over music, "INTerrupt" mutes music

  • DC control voltage enables individuals to hear TalkBack
  • Built in MIC and TALK button, 2 LEDs show TalkBack mode
  • MIC and SWITCHED MIC signal available via ELCO input


  • Dedicated external PSU per station.
  • Power consumption (120/240VAC): 13 watts
  • Factory set for operation for original destination country's mains voltage (in this case UK 220/240V AC)
  • Operating Mains Voltage changeable with power transformer re-wiring via switch and fuse value change.
  • Mains Voltage Frequency: 50~ 60Hz


  • Dimensions: 11 1/4" x 7 3/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Shipping Weight: 9 lbs/4.1kg
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