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MA-301fet Condenser Microphone

Mojave Microphones

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


TECHNICAL DATA

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)

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FREQUENCY RESPONSE

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Reviews

"The MA-301fets also sounded killer on acoustic guitar, making even a cheaper instrument sound a bit more like a big Martin. A pair of these on a really good acoustic guitar, steel string or classical, would be just the ticket for an audiophile-quality, solo guitar recording session. I tried the pair in both omnidirectional and cardioid patterns, and each one provide results superior to my already high expectations."

Dr Fred Bashour - Everything Audio Network

I know it may be boring when you read “this mic sounds good on pretty much everything”, but Mojave has crafted an all-around champ and there is no source this mic won’t tackle with ease.

Paul Vnuk - Recording Magazine

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