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Mojave

Mojave MA-100 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Mic

SKU: MOJAVEMA-100
$1100.00
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Product Description

MA-100 Condenser Microphone

Mojave Microphones
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 DATA

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