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Mojave Audio
MA-301FET

Function
Multi-pattern large diaphragm solid-state condenser microphone
Manufacturer
Mojave Audio
Manufactured
No dates available
Primary Category
Microphones
Secondary Category
Large Diaphragm Condensers

The MA-301fet is a multi-pattern large diaphragm, solid-state condenser microphone. Based upon the popular MA-201fet designed by David Royer, the MA-301fet adds a 3-posistion pickup pattern selector, a15dB pad and a switchable bass roll-off.

Utilizing a 3-micron gold-sputtered capsule, high-quality Jensen audio
transformer, military-grade FET and custom designed low-noise resistors, the MA-301fet performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best
loved classic condenser microphones. Each MA-301fet microphone is
carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case
with a professional grade shockmount.

Features:

Multi-pattern: Cardioid, Omnidiectional, Figure-eight (Bi-directional)
Switchable 15dB pad
Switchable Bass Roll-off
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

TRANSDUCER TYPE: Externally polarized, pressure gradient capacitor - double diaphragm.
DIAPHRAGM: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered
DIAPHRAGM THICKNESS: 3 microns
POLAR PATTERN: 3 patterns; omni, cardioid and figure-8
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz to 20 KHZ, +/-3 dB at "flat" setting of bass cut
switch. Bass cut switch provides 6 dB per octave attenuation below
100 Hertz in "cut" setting
SENSITIVITY: -40.5 dB, re. 1V/pa
MAXIMUM SPL: 120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on.
DISTORTION: < 1% @ 120 dB SPL , < 3% @ 134 dB SPL with pad off < 1% @ 134 dB SPL, < 3% @ 148 dB SPL with pad on SELF NOISE: 14dB nominal, not to exceed 16dB (A weighted) PAD: 15 dB BASS CUT: 6 dB per octave below 100 hertz. IMPEDANCE: 550 ohms, transformer balanced (Jensen) POWERING: 48VDC phantom power; current 1.2 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)

Published Reviews (click to view)
October 2012
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