MOJAVE AUDIO MA-100 MICROPHONE

by MOJAVE AUDIO
$795.00

MOJAVE AUDIO small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules MA-100

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!

Features

  • 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

Recommended applications

  • Acoustic Instruments
  • Drums
  • Guitar Amplifiers
  • Piano
  • Stereo Pairs (X/Y, MS, etc.)
  • Decca Tree
  • Orchestral Recording
  • Choral Recording
  • Voice-overs and Broadcast
  • Percussion

Technical Specifications

  • TRANSDUCER TYPE: Externally excited capacitor type
  • DIAPHRAGM: .8″ / 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 .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″x11″x4″
    Microphone: 5.5″x.75″, weight .4lbs

 

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Shipping

  • Most items are shipped out within 2 business day after cleared payment
  • Ground shipping is free (orders over $40)
  • Free shipping only to the lower 48 states

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