Mojave MA-100 Tube Condenser Microphone
The Mojave MA-100 is a small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules.
- Interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules
- Hand-selected 3-micron capsules
- Jensen audio transformer
- Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
- External switchable power supply voltage
- Ultra clean signal path
- High SPL handling capability
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The MA-100 is a small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules. The latest in a lineage of successful microphone designs by David Royer, the MA-100's 'cathode follower' design allows use on high SPL instruments such as drums and guitar amplifiers, as well as the more common applications of a small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone, such as acoustic instruments, cymbals, stereo pairs and pianos.
Featuring hand selected 3 micron capsules, high quality Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-100 performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic small diaphragm tube condenser microphones. The MA-100 power supply can be set for either 115v or 230v via an external switch. Each MA-100 microphone, power supply and cable set is burned in for 24 hours, carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case.
Small Diaphragm - Big Sound!
Why choose a small diaphragm microphone? Because small diaphragm microphones offer some distinct advantages over their larger brethren: More consistent polar pattern, better transient response, ease of placement
Why choose an MA-100?
Extended low-frequency response
High SPL handling capability - try putting your large-diaphragm mic on a snare drum!
Recommended applications: Acoustic Instruments, drums, guitar amplifiers, piano, stereo pairs (X/Y, MS, etc.), decca tree, orchestral recording, choral recording, voice-overs and broadcast and percussion.
Transducer Type: Externally excited capacitor type
Diaphragm: 0.8-inch / 20.5 mm diameter
Diaphragm Thickness: 3 microns
Polar Response: Interchangeable Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-3dB
Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
Maximum SPL: 130dB
Distortion: head amp only , not to exceed 0.4% @ 140 dB SPL
Self Noise: Not to exceed 16dB
Impedance: 450 ohms, transformer balanced
Vacuum Tube: 5840 pentode wired as triode, operated as a unity-gain buffer stage (cathode follower)
Power Requirements: 100-120VAC, 220-240VAC, 50 or 60 Hz. Power consumption approx. 10 watts.
Dimensions and Weight: Carrying case with microphone, power supply, shock mount and cables: 7 lbs.
Carrying Case: 14 x 11 x 4 inches
Microphone: 5.5 x .75 inches, weight .4lbs