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Mojave Audio MA-100 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone  

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    A versatile tube mic with interchangeable capsules.

    The Mojave Audio MA-100 is a small diaphragm, vacuum-tube condenser microphone with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules. 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 mics.

    The latest in a lineage of successful microphone designs by David Royer, one of an elite group of microphone designers who know that music and sound are inseparable from electronic design. 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 small-diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser micd, such as acoustic instruments, cymbals, stereo pairs, and pianos. 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. The MA-100 power supply can be set for either 115v or 230v via an external switch.

    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 Mic from Mojave Audio?
    •Extended low-frequency response
    •High SPL handling capability—try putting your large-diaphragm mic on a snare drum.

    Recommended applications:

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

    • 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

    Get a great mic for recording both electric or acoustic instruments today!


    MA-100 Small Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone 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: 120dB
    • 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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