The MC 440E is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone. It shares the same capsule with the famous Nevaton MC416, but has a new electronic design, which leads to a transition from 5Hz to 35 kHz and an ultra-low self-noise of only 4dB-A (cardioid mode)!
With the new heated capsule this microphone now also works in extreme climatic conditions like f.e. high humidity or very low temperatures (down to -30 degrees)!
Acoustic features and construction
The MC440E is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule which has a fixed pattern. It has an ultra-low self-noise level (4 dB-A) and a “vintage like” warm, clean and revealing sound which delivers transparent trebles, clear midrange and natural bass. The transducer, a 33-mm diaphragm symmetric pressure gradient sensor, is ultra-thin and gold-sputtered and has passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee the stability of its parameters. The transducer is mounted on a damper, essentially lowering eventual vibrational noise level. The microphone is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 142 dB without distortion.
NEW The microphone comes now with a 3-position low-cut switch – linear, 70Hz and 120Hz
The amplifier is built to the class-A transformerless standard. All used input transistors pass a special selection to guarantee minimal self-noise levels. The microphone operates on 48V phantom power. A gold-plated XLR-connector is used as an output-connector.
On special order, we deliver this microphone as matched stereo pair. Matched stereo-pairs benefit from the advanced measuring facilities, of the Nevaton acoustic laboratories.
The microphone`s body is made of brass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish on an epoxy base. This makes it inherently immune to mechanical and atmospheric influences. A three-layer metallic grill effectively protects the transducers from mechanical impacts and influences. The transducer’s head is mounted on an elastic suspension to cut off vibrational and handling noise. This technology makes them immune to electrical and atmospheric interference and contamination through microscopic dust particles and makes it also suitable for off-studio applications.
The microphone is supplied in a fine wooden box.
|Directional_pattern||switchable: cardioid-figure-eight | omnidirectional-figure-eight|
|Acoustic operating principle||Pressure gradient transducer|
|Frequency range||5 - 35.000 Hz|
|Rated impedance||50 ohms|
|Rated load impedance||1000 ohms|
|Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)||4 dB-A|
|Signal-to-noise (A-weighted)||138 dB|
|Max SPL (THD<0.5%)@ 1kHz:||142 dB|
|Supply voltage||48V ( /- 4V)|
|Matching connector||3-pin XLR-type standard|
|Weight output stage||320 g|
|Diameter||body: 30mm, head: 50mm|
|Switchable options Pad||3 positions linear, 70Hz, 120Hz|
|Available Colours||brass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish|