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MA-50 Large-diaphragm Transformerless
Condenser Microphone

Mojave Microphones

The challenge? Create a transformerless microphone circuit without
the inherent problems found in transformerless microphones. Technical
Grammy® award winning microphone designer David Royer has
created a thoroughly modern microphone that rises to that challenge:
the new MA-50. Designed to produce the clarity and realism that
Mojave microphones are known for – at an entry level price - the MA-50
out performs well-known transformerless mics costing many times
more.

The MA-50 is the perfect microphone for pros and semi-pros alike.
Utilizing the same capsule as the MA-200 and MA-201fet, it handles
the fastest transients with ease – even up to 140 dB.

Features:

  • Large-diaphragm cardioid 3-micron capsule
  • Fixed-cardioid polar pattern
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Very low noise
  • Includes professional shock mount
  • Simple – yet elegant design - perfect for home recording
  • High SPL handling
  • Fast transient response

Recommended applications:

  • Vocals
  • Voice-over
  • Acoustic Instruments
  • Drum Overheads
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Foley/ADR


TECHNICAL DATA

TRANSDUCER TYPE: Externally polarized pressure gradient capacitor

DIAPHRAGM: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered

DIAPHRAGM THICKNESS: 3-microns

POLAR PATTERN: Cardioid

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

SENSITIVITY: -40 dB re. 1V/pa

MAXIMUM SPL: 125 dB

DISTORTION: <0.5% @140 dB SPL

SELF NOISE: Better than 16 dB (A weighted)

IMPEDANCE: <100 ohms

RECOMMENDED LOAD: 1500 ohms or higher

POWERING: 48VDC phantom power; current 2 mA.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
Carrying case with microphone, shock mount: 10” x 9” x 4.5”, 4 lbs.
Microphone: 7 5/8” X 2” (194mm x 51mm), 1 lb. (0.45Kg)

POLAR PATTERN

polar pattern

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

frequency response