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Nevaton MC404 (discontinued)


€ 972,00 excl. VAT

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The Nevaton MC404 is a large-diaphragm stereo condenser microphone with advanced multi-pattern functions in mono mode. It features a 28mm dual-diaphragm symmetrical transducer, giving the microphone a fixed stereo-width of 180°. Each diaphragm has its own dedicated amplifier channel.  It performs especially well, when the sound-source is grouped around the microphone – Great results with choir recordings, string-ensemble, acoustic guitar and vocals(…)

In Mono mode advanced multipattern-functions (omni, cardioid, wide-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, figure-8 – and everything in between!). The recording engineer can tweak the pattern to fit the exact needs!

The ultra-thin gold-coated diaphragms are made of polyethylene-terephthalate film and give the MC404 a warm, brilliant, and transparent sound. It has excellent transient response, a low self-noise level of only 8 dB-A, and the ability to handle very high sound pressure levels up to 142dB. All capsule components have passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee long-term stability. The internal construction is elastically mounted to attenuate handling noise. Additionally, the capsules are fixed on special shock absorbers to further reduce noise.

The amplifiers are Class ‘A’  transformerless designs utilizing input transistors hand-selected for minimal noise. A switchable low-cut filter is provided to reduce low frequency interference and/or proximity effects. The MC404 performs especially well when the sound source is grouped around the microphone. It operates on 48V phantom power. A small LED indicates front position and shows when phantom powering is active.

The microphone body is made of brass with a grey non-reflective paint finish on an epoxy base. This makes it inherently immune to mechanical and atmospheric influences. A 3-layer metallic grille effectively protects the transducers from mechanical impacts and contamination by microscopic dust particles. A gold-plated 5-pin XLR connector is used for output, and a breakout cable (to dual 3-pin XLR connectors) is included.

Each Nevaton microphone is supplied with a printout of it’s individual frequency response, and comes in a fine hardwood box. An isolation clip is also provided.

Directional_patterncardioid, figure-8, hyper-cardioid, Stereo: 180� 2x cardioid Mono: fully variable � omni, wide-cardioid
Acoustic operating principlePressure gradient transducer
Frequency range20 - 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity14mV/Pa
Rated impedance50 ohms
Rated load impedance1000 ohms
Equivalent noise level (A-weighted)8 dB-A
Signal-to-noise (A-weighted)134 dB
Max SPL (THD<0.5%)@ 1kHz:142 dB
Supply voltage48V ( /- 4V)
Current consumption10mA
Matching connector5-pin XLR-type (male) to 2x 3-pin XLR-type standard
Weight output stage310 g
Diameterbody: 30mm, head: 50mm
Length175 mm
Available Coloursbrass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish