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Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

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The Mojave MA-200 is a large diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern. Utilizing hand-selected 3-micron capsules, hi...Click To Read More About This Product

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A low-noise tube mic with superb performance and warm, full-bodied sound.

The Mojave MA-200 is a large diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern. Utilizing hand-selected 3-micron capsules, high-quality Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-200 condenser Mic performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic condenser microphones. The power supply for the MA-200 condenser mic can be set for 115V and 230V, 50 or 60 Hz, through an internal switch (100V is also available).

Born to a lineage of fine 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-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. Each Mojave 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:
Acoustic Instruments
Drum Overheads, Drum Rooms
Orchestral Recording
Choral Recording

Hand-selected 3-micron capsule
Jensen audio transformer
Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
Internal switchable power supply voltage
Ultra clean signal path

Get a studio mic with modern reliability and classic tube sound at an amazing price/performance ratio.

Transducer Type: Externally excited capacitor type
Diaphragm: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered
Diaphragm Thickness: 3-microns
Polar Response: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 30 Hz-18 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", 1 lb.

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Mojave AudioMA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


2 yrs with this Mic has been great.

By Linzeeno Hall

from Statesboro, GA

Comments about Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

I record rap and RnB, so vocals are My main concern. The Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone delivers a stellar performance with every voice thrown at It. I run it through a Focusrite 220, digitaly into an Apogee Ensemble, and into Logic of course. If Your looking for One Great Mic under a G,You have found it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Phenomenal tube mic

By Matthew Bernstein

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

This is a fantastic mic for the money. I use this mic into an Apogee Duet2 to record my wife who is currently working on her second CD. Our producer used a $12k telefuken on her for the first CD and this mic has many of the same characteristics. When chosing a mic it was between this and a Neumann TLM 103 - so glad we chose the Mojave. Buy it, you won't be sorry!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


An incredible mic!

By Lou Presley

from Boston

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  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Acoustic Guitar And Vocal
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

    This mic came with a lot of really good reviews. I wasn't disappointed-It made vocals and acoustic guitar standout and sound high quality. I want to redo all my prior recordings with this mic and will certainly have it as my go to mic in my locker. It is a professional mic and if you are looking to elevate your home studio with one piece of equipment, this is it. This is one of my first reviews in years- I love this mic that much. Thank you Mojave! Next I'm getting the MA201fet and going to use that on acoustic guitar along with the MA 200-


    This Mic is a winner!

    By JD

    from Floyds Knobs, In.

    About Me Experienced



        Best Uses

        • Female vocals

        Comments about Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

        We did a shoot out with this mic and several other more expensive tube microphones, as well as some of the more expensive condensers on the market. (the shoot out was done with a well known engineer from LA, so don't laugh when you see that my location is Floyds Knobs, In.) The Ma-200 won hands down on female vocals.

        (0 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


        I don't like this microphone

        By James Nisky

        from Los Angeles

        Comments about Mojave Audio MA-200 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone:

        Useless for most applications and highly expensive. Average quality.
        Single pattern, no pads or filters which is fine with me. NOS tube is a cool inlcusion. Build quality looks average. Power-source and proprietary cable look average at best.
        I used this mic on acoustic guitar with awful results. It makes the guitar sound thin, weak, and lifeless with no character. There is no shimmer or shine to the sound. What sounds like a beautiful swept chord in the room this mic turns into something ugly and useless. This mic is the exact opposite of an 'airy' sound. It made an electric guitar sound thin and tinny. Again it was lifeless with no character. It is an ok sound at best. On vocals it was average at best. There was no air or shimmer to the vocals. It just doesn't have any interesting character. The best use may have been on a bass amp. On a whole the mic sounds uninteresting, lifeless, dry, and somewhat brittle. I wouldn't want this used on any track of mine except maybe the bass amp if there were no other options. This mic was particularly useless for acoustic guitar. Maybe a rapper would like this for vocals? It is clear an quiet. If you are wanting a rich sounding mic with a cool character or vibe this is not the mic. At no point did the sound sources ever sound like they were being 'electrified'. I wouldn't quite say the mic is transparent because if it were then it would reproduce sounds accurately instead of making them sound thinner and weaker than they really did.
        This mic is what i consider highly expensive - which would be ok if it did several things fabulously - but it doesn't. From my experience most sources sound average at best, at that is being generous.

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