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MA-101SP Condenser Microphones

Mojave Microphones

The MA-101SP is a matched pair of MA-101fet small-diaphragm, condenser microphones with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules. Packaged in a single carrying case, the MA-101SP provides professional recording engineers with a convenient, easy to set up system for stereo recording applications.

Designed by renowned microphone designer David Royer, the MA101fet combines the features of two of Mojave Audio's popular models - the cardioid and omnidirectional capsules from the MA-100 with the electronics from the MA-201fet. New to the MA-101fet is an internally switchable -15dB pad, increasing the headroom to an ear shattering 135dB SPL. This makes the MA-101fet suitable for everything from capturing the subtle nuances of acoustic instruments to the loudesst of electric guitars and drums - great for location recording, too.

Featuring hand selected, 3-micron cardioid and omni capsules, a high quality Jensen audio transformer and military-grade FET and custom designed low noise resistors; the MA-101fet is designed to offer excellent performance for a wide variety of applications. Each MA-101fet microphone is carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case.


  • Interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional hand-selected 3-micron capsules
  • Internally switchable -15dB attenuator
  • Jensen audio transformer
  • Military-grade FET
  • Custom designed low-noise resistors
  • Ultra clean signal path

Recommended applications

  • Acoustic Instruments
  • Location Recording
  • High SPL sources, such as Kick Drums and Bass Guitar Amps
  • Electric Guitars
  • Piano
  • Snare Drums, Toms, Drum Overheads

Capsules: Interchangeable Cardioid and Omnidirectional
Diaphragm: .8" (20.5 mm) diameter
Diaphragm thickness: 3-micron
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 2.5 dB
Sensitivity: -39 dB re.1V/pa +/- 1.5 dB
Maximum SPL: 125 dB pad off, 140dB pad on.
Distortion: <1% @ 120dB pad off, <1 % @ 135dB pad on
Self Noise: 14 dB nominal, not to exceed 16 dB (A weighted)
Impedance: 550 ohms, transformer balanced (Jensen)
Power Requirements: 48VDC phantom power; .68 mA wall current

Carrying Case with microphone: 8.3" x 6.7" x 3.3" (21 x 17 x 8.5 cm), weight 1.8 lbs, (0.82 KG)
Microphone: 6.75" x 1.12", weight 8 oz


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The new MA-101fet is one of the most remarkable instrument microphones I have used in the past forty-five years.When I soloed the violins, my mouth dropped open! The two Mojaves sounded like a high-resolution stereo mic - not at all like a pair of typical "pencil" mics put together into an X-Y arrangement. The imaging was rock-solid and, most importantly, the sound of the violin was extremely smooth and true. Never had I experienced such well balanced, high-resolution sound from a factory-made, small diaphragm microphone! More

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