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MA-201fet Condenser Microphone

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The MA-201fet is a large diaphragm, phantom-powered, solid-state condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern. With its roots in a lineage of microphone designs by David Royer, the MA-201fet gives warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments, with none of the shrillness and high frequency distortion artifacts that are often encountered with modern condenser microphones.

Utilizing a 3-micron gold-sputtered capsule, high-quality Jensen audio transformer, military-grade FET and custom designed low-noise resistors, the MA-20fet performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic condenser microphones. Each MA-201fet microphone is carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case with a professional grade shockmount.

Features:

  • Hand-selected 3-micron 1" capsule
  • Jensen audio transformer
  • Military-grade FET
  • Custom designed low-noise resistors
  • Ultra clean signal path

Recommended applications:

  • Vocals
  • Voice Over and Broadcast
  • High SPL sources, such as Kick Drums and Bass Guitar Amps
  • Electric Guitar
  • Piano
  • Drum Overheads, Drum Rooms
  • Acoustic Instruments


TECHNICAL DATA

TRANSDUCER TYPE: Externally polarized pressure gradient capacitor

DIAPHRAGM: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered

DIAPHRAGM THICKNESS: 3-micron

POLAR PATTERN: Cardioid

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz-20kHz, +/- 3dB

SENSITIVITY: -39 dB re. 1V/pa

MAXIMUM SPL: 125 dB

DISTORTION: <1% @120dB SPL, <3% @134dB SPL

SELF NOISE: 14dB nominal, not to exceed 16dB (A weighted)

IMPEDANCE: 550 ohms, transformer balanced (Jensen)

POWERING: 48VDC phantom power; current .68mA.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
Carrying case with microphone, shock mount: 10" x 9" x 4.5", 4 lbs.
Microphone: 7 5/8" x 2", 1 lb.

POLAR PATTERN

polar pattern

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

frequency response

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REVIEWS

  • "In every scenario, the MA-201s gave me the sound I was looking for - natural, open, and true."
    Eli Crews - Electronic Musician
  • "If you were stuck on a desert island, what one microphone would you be willing to take with you? I'm obviously assuming that the said island was equipped with a recording studio packed with preamps and all of the other necessary gear...the answer... the MA-201fet."
    Brian Threlkeld - American Songwriter
  • "David Royer's latest effort, the Mojave Audio MA-201fet microphone, is a graceful, accurate, and well-priced workhorse condenser for the professional studio."
    Randy Poole - Pro Audio Review

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"This mic delivers a big round sound. I like the fact that it cuts through the sound effects and music in an advertising spot as well as it does, while allowing my voice to project without any grating high frequency response or sibilance that some other mics produce. There's a very natural sound quality with this microphone. In the eight months that I̢'ve been working with my MA-201fet, it's been absolutely bullet proof. This mic has a really solid, substantial feel to it and it helps me achieve what we in this business call a "signature voice - one that stands apart from the stable of the available talent."
Peter McHugh
voice talent, Chrysler, Cox communications TV and radio,Valvoline motor oil, Epson printers, Fox Movie Channel, DirecTV, trailers for Burn after Reading Twilight, Watchmen.
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