MA-200 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
The MA-200 is a large diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern. Born to a lineage of fine microphone designs by David Royer, 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.
Utilizing hand-selected 3-micron capsules, high-quality Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-200 performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic condenser microphones. The MA-200 power supply can be set for 115V and 230V, 50 or 60 Hz, through an internal switch (100V is also available). Each 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.
- Hand-selected 3-micron capsule
- Jensen audio transformer
- Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
- Internal switchable power supply voltage
- Ultra clean signal path
Use anywhere you would use an expensive, large diaphragm tube microphone.
- Voice Over and Broadcast
- Acoustic Instruments
- Drum Overheads, Drum Rooms
- Orchestral Recording
- Choral Recording
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.