purchased a MA200 a couple of weeks back (Pro Audio Solutions in nashville), and just wanted to let you guys know how much I dig this microphone. I've used or owned just about every type of studio mic over the years, from old classics to new boutique companies and custom modded models. the MA200 hasn't just won my shootouts... the others haven't come close. Paired with a Focusrite 428 mic pre, it's deadly.
I'm sure this mic will be on every session I do.
I'll be purchasing another soon. Can't wait to try out the small guy too.
I'll send you the cd results... my new cd should be out in September.
thanks for a truly great product. My ears appreciate it.
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!
- Interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules
- Hand-selected 3-micron capsule
- Jensen audio transformer
- Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
- External switchable power supply voltage
- Ultra clean signal path
- High SPL handling capability
- Acoustic Instruments
- Guitar Amplifiers
- Stereo Pairs (X/Y, MS, Decca Tree, Blumlein, etc.)
- Orchestral Recording
- Choral Recording
- Voice-overs and Broadcast
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: 30Hz - 18kHz +/- 2.5 dB
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: 14x11x4
Microphone : 5.5x.75, weight .4lbs
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