Mojave Audio Debuts MA-201fet Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Mojave Audio has announced the MA-201fet Cardioid Condenser Microphone. The MA-201fet is suited for recording vocals, dialog work of all types – including broadcast and voiceovers – recording acoustic instruments such as guitar, piano, and wind instruments, as well as choral work.
Mojave claims the new MA-201fet provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. The microphone’s warm FET circuitry and Jensen transformer combine to deliver low noise and high quality performance. As a solid state, large diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern and a 3-micron thick, 1-inch (diameter) gold sputtered capsule, the new MA-201fet is a truly versatile recording instrument.
» Hand-selected 3-micron 1” capsule
» Jensen audio transformer
» Military-grade FET
» Custom designed low-noise resistors
» Ultra clean signal path
Mojave, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones), says the MA-201fet has a frequency response of 20 Hz-20 kHz ± 3.0 dB, a sensitivity rating of -39 dB, with a distortion rating not to exceed <1% @120dB SPL; <3% @134dB SPL. The microphone operates on standard 48 V Phantom power. Mojave’s Audio MA-201fet costs $695, and will become widely available in September of 2008. More information on the Mojave Audio MA-201fet.