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Nevaton MC51 (discontinued)

€ 1039 excl. VAT

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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.

Electrical features

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.

Stereo pair

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.

Operational safety

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_patterncardioid, figure-8, omni´┐Ż, wide cardioid
Acoustic operating principlePressure gradient transducer
Frequency range20 - 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity12 mV/Pa
Rated impedance50 ohms
Rated load impedance1000 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 voltage48V ( /- 4V)
Current consumption10mA
Matching connector3-pin XLR-type standard
Weight output stage440 g
Diameterbody: 30mm, head: 50mm
Length219 mm
Available Coloursbrass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish