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Nevaton MC440

€ 979 excl. VAT

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The MC440 is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone. It is produced either with wide cardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-8 characteristic.

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!

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)!

The MC 440 is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone with outstanding technical parameter. Its new electronic design leads to a sound-transmission from 5Hz to 35 kHz and an ultra-low self-noise of only 4dB-A (cardioid mode)!

Two different versions are available: 

  1. switchable directional characteristic: omnidirectional – figure-8
  2. switchable directional characteristic: cardioid – figure-8


The MC440 additionally features: 

  • Switchable Low-cut filter (70Hz, 120 Hz, 6dB/Oct)
  • heated capsules (for parameter stability in very diverse climatic conditions).
    Two switchable heating modes: 4mA or 8mA heating current
  • RF filter against radio interference
  • very low self noise of down to only 4dBA (depending on the selected directional characteristic)

All switches are inside the microphone!


Acoustic features and construction

The MC440 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.

The microphone comes now with a 3-position low-cut switch – linear, 70Hz and 120Hz

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 range5 - 35.000 Hz
Sensitivity18 mV/Pa
Rated impedance50 ohms
Rated load impedance1000 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 voltage48V ( /- 4V)
Current consumption10mA
Matching connector3-pin XLR-type standard
Weight output stage320 g
Diameterbody: 30mm, head: 50mm
Length175 mm
Switchable options Pad120Hz, 3 positions linear, 70Hz
Available Coloursbrass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish