Mojave Audio has introduced the new MA-101SP, a matched pair of MA-101fet cardioid condenser microphones for use in a range of stereo recording and live sound reinforcement tasks, with instruments such as drums and guitar amplifiers, as well as capturing room ambience and general stereo recording.
Each MA-101fet in the matched pair provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones.
The microphone’s warm FET circuitry and externally polarized capacitor mic element combine to deliver low noise and high quality performance.
The MA-101fet features both omni and cardioid polar patterns by way of interchangeable capsules and is outfitted with a 3-micron thick, .8-inch diameter gold sputtered diaphragm.
As one would expect from a David Royer designed microphone, each MA-101fet in the MA-101SP matched pair offer performance specifications that are impressive. Frequency response is 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB), sensitivity rating is -40 dB (1 volt per pascal), and the distortion rating is less than 1 percent @ 120 dB SPL (-15 db pad off) and less than 1 percent @ 135 dB SPL (-15 dB pad on). The microphones operate on standard 48-volt Phantom power.
Mojave Audio president Dusty Wakeman states, “The new MA-101SP matched pair of microphones is the result of countless requests from the audio community. Drawing upon the strengths of the MA-101fet, these mics are a terrific choice for a wide range of stereo recording tasks where imaging is critical.
“Engaging the 15 dB pad allows one to take advantage of the fast transient response on instruments such as snares, toms and loud guitar amps. The MA-101SP is a remarkably versatile general purpose recording and sound reinforcement tool that, I’m confident, will find a home in a wide variety of environments.”
The new Mojave Audio MA-101SP ships in a single carrying case that includes a stereo bar. MSRP is $1,195, and availability is Q1, 2012.