Nevaton MC 440

995.00 excl. VAT

The MC 440 is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone. It is produced either with wide cardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-8 characteristic.
It shares the same capsule with the famous Nevaton MC416, but has a new electronic design, which leads to a transition from 5Hz to 35 kHz and an ultra-low self-noise of only 4dB-A!

Description

Nevaton MC440 – Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

NEWWith the new heated capsule this microphone now also works in extreme climatic conditions like f.e. high humidity or very low temperatures (down to -30 degrees)!

The MC 440 is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone. It is produced either with wide cardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-8 characteristic.
It shares the same capsule with the famous Nevaton MC416, but has a new electronic design, which leads to a transition from 5Hz to 35 kHz and an ultra-low self-noise of only 4dB-A!

Acoustic features and construction

The MC440 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule which has a fixed pattern. It has an ultra-low self-noise level (4 dB-A) and a “vintage like” warm, clean and revealing sound which delivers transparent trebles, clear midrange and natural bass. The transducer, a 33-mm diaphragm symmetric pressure gradient sensor, is ultra-thin and gold-sputtered and has passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee the stability of its parameters. The transducer is mounted on a damper, essentially lowering eventual vibrational noise level. The microphone is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 142 dB without distortion.
NEW – The microphone comes now with a 3-position low-cut switch – linear, 70Hz and 120Hz

Electrical features

The amplifier is built to the class-A transformerless standard. All used input transistors pass a special selection to guarantee minimal self-noise levels. The microphone operates on 48V phantom power. A gold-plated XLR-connector is used as an output-connector.

Stereo pair

On special order, we deliver this microphone as matched stereo pair. Matched stereo-pairs benefit from the advanced measuring facilities, of the Nevaton acoustic laboratories.

Operational safety

The microphone`s body is made of brass with a dark-grey non-reflective paint finish on an epoxy base. This makes it inherently immune to mechanical and atmospheric influences. A three-layer metallic grill effectively protects the transducers from mechanical impacts and influences. The transducer’s head is mounted on an elastic suspension to cut off vibrational and handling noise. This technology makes them immune to electrical and atmospheric interference and contamination through microscopic dust particles and makes it also suitable for off-studio applications.

The microphone is supplied in a fine wooden box.

A top-class condenser microphone, hand assembled in the factory in St.Petersburg and carefully tested in Nevaton`s acoustic laboratories, which can easily compete with top European models.

Freq chart (click to enlarge) 


cardioid

 

NEVATON MC 440 – Technical Data

Acoustic operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Capsule diameter

33 mm

Directional pattern

fixed cardioid, wide cardioid, fig-8, or omni

Frequency-range
5 – 35.000 Hz

Free Field Sensitivity at 1000 Hz and 1000 Ω

18 mV/Pa

Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651

4 dB-A

NEW – Low-cut switch

Max. Sound Pressure Level [for THD 0,5% ]

3 positions – linear, 70Hz, 120Hz

142 dB

Dynamic range

138 dB

Nominal Impedance

50 Ω

Recommended Load Impedance

1000 Ω

Current Consumption

10 mA

Supply voltage

48 +/- 4V

Diameter

head: 50mm, body: 30mm

Length

175 mm

Weight

320 g

Relative humidity

90% (at + 20°C)

Connector Type

3-pin XLR-type standard

Pin assignment:

pin1: ground, pin2:phase(+), pin3:phase(-)