Mojave MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
The Mojave MA-200 is a large diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern.
- Hand-selected 3-micron capsule
- Jensen audio transformer
- Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
- Internal switchable power supply voltage
- Ultra clean signal path
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Born to a lineage of fine microphone designs by David Royer, the MA-200 gives warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments, with none of the shrillness and high frequency distortion artifacts that are often encountered with modern condenser microphones.
Utilising hand-selected 3-micron capsules, high-quality Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-200 performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic condenser microphones. The MA-200 power supply can be set for 115V and 230V, 50 or 60 Hz, through an internal switch (100V is also available). Each MA-200 microphone, power supply and cable set is burned in for 24 hours, carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case-within-a-case.
Recommended applications: Use anywhere you would use an expensive, large diaphragm tube microphone - vocals, voice over and broadcast, acoustic instruments, piano, drum overheads, drum rooms, orchestral recording and choral recording.
Transducer Type: Externally excited capacitor type
Diaphragm: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered
Diaphragm Thickness : 3-microns
Polar Response: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-3dB
Sensitivity: -37dB re 1V/pa
Maximum SPL: 120dB
Distortion: head amp only, <1% @117dB SPL, <3% @ 125dB SPL
Self Noise: 14db nominal, not to exceed 16db (A Weighted)
Impedance: 200 ohms, balanced using an output transformer
Vacuum Tube: 5840 - pentode tube wired for triode operation
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: 13 lbs.
Microphone: 7 5/8 X 2 inches, 1 lb.