Manley Nu Mu

£2,336.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Product Ref: 75877

  • Hybrid Tube/Solid-State Compressor/Limiter
  • Dual Channel (Stereo Linkable)
  • Features Manley's IRON Input Transformers
  • Balanced XLR I/O
  • Lighted VU Meters, Switchable to Gain Reduction and Output Level

Manley Nu Mu

The Manley Nu Mu integrates the most valued features from both tube and transistor compressors into one hand crafted, rack-mountable design providing extensive compression to increase audio fidelity and clarity. The combination of amazing construction, superior sonics, and high-end performance, the Manley Nu Mu is the perfect device for compression of your audio.

Product Ref: 75877

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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

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To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

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Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
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Final payment: £8.65
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Final payment: £12.41
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Stunning Signal Compression

The Manley Nu Mu features Manley's new HIP function allowing for great compression at lower volumes whilst leaving the louder volumes untouched. The result is a stunning overall signal compression with louder soft sections and original dynamics of the louder sections.

Handcrafted in California

The Manley Nu Mu, like most of Manley's products, is handcrafted in California to provide a sturdy, yet attractive design to fit in perfectly with any studio rack thanks to the rack mountability. The Nu Mu offers visual and ergonomic aesthetics designed to "elicit ravishing compliments from your clients".


"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


  • Hybrid tube/solid-state compressor/limiter
  • Dual channel (stereo linkable)
  • Features Manley's IRON input transformers
  • 4 hand-selected and matched 6BA6 vacuum tubes
  • Balanced XLR I/O
  • HIP circuit elevates softer dynamics without crushing louder ones
  • Lighted VU meters, switchable between Gain Reduction and Output Level
  • Custom, internal, universal high-voltage switched-mode power supply, for worldwide operation
  • Hardwired Relay Bypass Switch
  • Continuously variable threshold controls
  • Continuously variable output level controls


  • Type: Tube/solid state (4 x 6BA6 vacuum tubes)
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Controls: Threshold, Attack, Recovery, Output
  • Ratio: 1.5:1, 4:1 to 20:1
  • Side Chain Inserts: 2 x 1/4" TRS
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR
  • Outputs: 2 x XLR
  • Maximum Output: +27dBu (18Vrms) into 100K Ohm load; +24.5dBu (13Vrms) into 600 Ohm load. (1Khz Sine,
  • Frequency Response: - 0.8dB @ 20Hz, -0.5dB @ 50kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.05% THD+N (1kHz Sine, +4dBu, BW: 20Hz - 22kHz)
  • Noise floor: -85dB typical (BW: 20Hz - 22kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB
  • Maximum GAIN: 13dB
  • GAIN makeup: 10dB (gain above unity)
  • Output Headroom: 23dB (referenced to +4dBu)
  • Variable ATTACK control: 13msec - 130msec
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Input Impedance: -3dB= 1 kOhms, 0dB= 2.5 kOhms, +3dB= 4.5 kOhms
  • Rack Spaces : 2U
  • Power consumption: 35 Watts
  • Operating mains voltage: 90 to 254 VAC (internal universal supply)
  • Mains Voltage Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Height: 3.5"
  • Depth: 7"
  • Width: 19"
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs.