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Nevaton MC420 (discontinued)

€ 859 excl. VAT

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The MC420 is a Studio Condenser Microphone in a classic design. Reduced to the essentials and without compromise in quality. The fabulous Nevaton sound for smaller budgets. A great microphone for vocals and acoustic instruments. The Nevaton MC420 shares the same capsule with the famous Nevaton MC51.

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 MC420 is a high quality large diaphragm studio microphone, which has a quite linear sensitivity characteristic over the entire audio-frequency range. It is produced either with wide cardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-8 characteristics. The MC420 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule, the same capsule which is used in the successful Nevaton MC 51.

It comes with a low-cut filter in three positions – linear- 70Hz, or 120 Hz.

The MC420 has a very low self-noise level (7 dB-A) and a natural, clean, warm and revealing sound which delivers transparent trebles, clear midrange and very natural bass. The transducer, a 24 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 144 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. 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_patternfig-8, fixed cardioid, or omni, 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)7 dB-A
Signal-to-noise (A-weighted)137 dB
Max SPL (THD<0.5%)@ 1kHz:144 dB
Supply voltage48V ( /- 4V)
Current consumption10mA
Matching connector3-pin XLR-type standard
Weight output stage310 g
Diameterbody: 30mm, head: 50mm
Length175 mm
Switchable options Pad120Hz, 3 positions linear, 70Hz
Available Coloursbrass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish