COMPANY PROFILE: Manley Laboratories, Inc.
in recent years has expanded and thrived under EveAnna Manley's leadership. Our 11,000 sq. ft. building houses our own machine shop, printed circuit board manufacture, audio transformer winding, engraving, and silk-screening facilities.
All custom design, R&D, assembly, testing, and quality control processes are performed with precision and pride at the Manley factory, located just 35 miles east of Los Angeles.
NEO-CLASSIC: MANLEY ALL-TUBE GEAR
We take a purist approach to everything we build; refining, executing, and expanding upon Manley's legacy of vacuum tube design philosophies proven over years of real-world experience, using high quality modern components, many of which are fabricated in-house. This attention to detail delivers the rich, present, and natural sound our vacuum tube designs are renowned for. Never small, sterile, or boring. Beyond this, Manley means reliability, real technical support, and a company attitude that professionals depend on.
BIG BANG FOR THE BUCK: LANGEVIN is a legendary marque of premium electronics whose lineage goes back to World War II. MANLEY acquired the LANGEVIN brand name several years ago. With these products we offer you the different sonic flavor that ALL-DISCRETE CLASS A CIRCUITRY brings using fresh, original designs built alongside and to the same exacting standards as the Manley equipment.
We believe that good music and
those who create it deserve the finest gear.
The choice is yours.
About Manley Labs...
The MANLEY brand has been around since the late 1980's. Manley's first commercially available products were upper echelon high-fidelity vacuum tube amplifiers and preamplifiers constructed at the old Vacuum Tube Logic of America factory.
In this history lesson, we'd like to direct special focus on our people at Manley Labs. The people whose years of dedication, service, and expertise bring you people, our customers, these products. It's all about the people...
On January 30, 1989, a 20 year old EveAnna on sabbatical from her studies at Columbia University met the crew and was hired on to the production team. Baltazar Hernandez, already with two years experience, taught her how to solder in those first few days. It was in 1989 that the first Manley professional products were developed, starting with the original 1u Reference 60dB Microphone
Preamplifier and soon followed by our Manley Enhanced Pultec and Mid Frequency Equalizers. Baltazar and EveAnna, busy building gear, were soon joined by Saulo and Ramiro Montalvo. Just next door, Elias Guzman was employed by a printed circuit board maker later brought into the Manley Labs fold when in 1993, Manley Laboratories, Inc. became a separate entity apart from VTL. The new Manley Labs factory at 13880 Magnolia Ave. in beautiful and bovine Chino, California was outfitted to house the Manley HiFi and Pro Studio manufacturing as well as the Langevin production lines, our newly acquired machine shop, and printed circuit board facilities.
Take a virtual factory tour!
Dedication and Experience: Let's celebrate the original core crew at Manley Labs, working together since 1989.
Between 1993 and 1996, a plethora of new products were introduced for both the Hifi and Pro studio markets. Growing from nearly nothing, several key engineering and production staff joined the Manley team during these years. We would like to honour these valuable Manley team members for their years of service to the company.
Here for only three years, David Manley abruptly left the company and the country in 1996. Between 1996 and 1999 EveAnna Manley was left in de facto charge of the company. It was during this time that the modern form of Manley Labs began to take shape.
Customers' requests were granted and almost all the existing products were renovated and improved during these years while new designs took a new direction under the neew regime with EveAnna making the decisions as evident in the innovations with the Stingray, the Voxbox, and the Massive Passive which came out during these years. The results were a doubling of sales and volume during this period. People started to really notice.
EveAnna Manley brought already ten years of experience with this gear and this crew to the table when in 1999 she officially took over the company and the deal was signed. Now free to let 'er rip, EveAnna solidified the the team at Manley Labs and developed the crew of 40 some-odd people into the powerhouse of production it is today. Planning for the future, EveAnna purchased the building next door which is a twin to our existing building. Press coverage on this appeared in the January 2001 issue of Pro Sound News. Read it here: Manley Poised for Expansion
In 2006 we invested heavily in infrastructure upgrades at the factory especially in network and data management areas. Sales again grew, this time a whopping 19% over 2005. People often ask us what's the spread between our HIFI sales vs. our PRO STUDIO sales, and for 2006, HIFI sales represented 18% of our total turnover and that number continues to grow. Manley Labs grows every year.