The MC51 is a top of the range multi-pattern studio microphone, with outstanding parameters for a very competitive price! It transmits sound without colouration. Sound-engineers often say that it is a very honest microphone, but at the same time delivers a very smooth and silky sound.
Acoustic features and construction
The MC 51 has a very natural sound, which is clean, warm and revealing and delivers transparent trebles, very clear midrange and a truly natural bass. It is equipped with a large gold plated 24mm dual-diaphragm capsule which provides four directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid , wide cardoid and figure-8. The polar patterns are selectable by a switch below the head-grill
The mic also has a switchable -10db attenuator. The two- 24mm diaphragm symmetric pressure gradient sensors, are ultra-thin and gold-sputtered and have passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee the stability of their parameters. The transducer is mounted on a damper, essentially lowering eventual vibrational noise level. The microphone has an exceptionally low self-noise level and can handle very high sound pressure levels, up to 150 dB without distortion.
The amplifier is built to the class-A transformerless standard. All used input transistors pass a special selection to guarantee minimal self-noise levels. It incorporates a -10 dB pre-attenuation switch for very high sound pressure 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||cardioid, figure-8, omni�, wide cardioid|
|Acoustic operating principle||Pressure gradient transducer|
|Frequency range||20 - 20.000 Hz|
|Rated impedance||50 ohms|
|Rated load impedance||1000 ohms|
|Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)||15 dB-A|
|Signal-to-noise (A-weighted)||129 dB|
|Max SPL (THD<0.5%)@ 1kHz:||144 dB|
|Supply voltage||48V ( /- 4V)|
|Matching connector||3-pin XLR-type standard|
|Weight output stage||440 g|
|Diameter||body: 30mm, head: 50mm|
|Available Colours||brass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish|