NEVATON MC416

1,315.00 excl. VAT

The MC416 is a multi-pattern condenser microphone with a incredible warm, silky and transparent sound. It combines flexibility and an excellent transient response with a wide dynamic range. It is a very versatile mic and a brilliant choice for vocal recordings and a wide variety of instruments. A top-class multi-pattern condenser microphone, handmade in Russia, which offers various directional patterns – wide cardioid, cardioid, figure-8, omnidirectional.

Description

NEVATON MC416 – Multipattern Large Diaphragm Microphone

The MC416 is a multi-pattern condenser microphone with a incredible warm, silky and transparent sound. It combines flexibility and an excellent transient response with a wide dynamic range. It is a very versatile mic and a brilliant choice for vocal recordings and a wide variety of instruments. A top-class microphone, handmade in Russia.

There was nothing that the C414 had over the MC416. I preferred simply to enjoy listening to the MC416  (Slau Halatyn, Nevaton review at recordinghacks.com)

Acoustic features and construction

The sound of the MC 416 can be desribed as warm and round, slightly “bigger then life”. It has a very low self-noise level (12dB-A) and a natural, clean, warm and revealing sound, which delivers transparent trebles, clear midrange and natural bass. It offers excellent transient responses and reproduces the finest details of music and speech. With its multi-pattern capabilities it can handle the vast majority of sound sources from vocals to acoustic instruments, from an artist’s speech to ambient-field recordings. The polar patterns are selectable by a switch below the head-grill – omnidirectional, cardioid, wide-cardioid and figure-8. The microphone can handle sound-pressure-levels up to 140dB without distortion and provides a dynamic range of128 dB. The transducers, two- 33mm diaphragm symmetric pressure gradient sensors, are ultra-thin and gold-sputtered and have passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee the stability of their parameters. The transducer is mounted inside the microphone body on a damper, essentially lowering eventual vibrational noise level.

The bottom is solid and punchy, the mids articulate, and the top had that distinctive edge to it that I associate with U 87s. However, unlike newer U 87s, many of which can have a harsh quality in the sibilance range (say 5-10 kHz), the MC416 was smooth here, much like a very good vintage U 87-present, but not harsh. (review, TAPE OP magazine)

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. It incorporates a -10 dB pre-attenuation switch for very high sound pressure levels (up to 140dB). 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.

The Nevaton MC 416 is a true high-end microphone with outstanding technical parameters, hand assembled in the Nevaton factory in St.Petersburg and carefully tested in the Nevaton-acoustic laboratories.

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NEVATON MC 416 – Technical Data

Capsule diameter
33 mm
Directional pattern
wide cardioid, cardioid, figure-8, omni
Frequency-range
20 – 20.000 Hz

Free Field Sensitivity at 1000 Hz and 1000 Ω

18 mV/Pa
Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651
12 dB-A
Max. Sound Pressure Level [for THD 0,5% ]
140 dB
Dynamic range
128 dB
Nominal Impedance
50 Ω

Recommended Load Impedance

1000 Ω
Current Consumption
10 mA
Supply voltage
48 +/- 4V
Diameter
head: 50mm, body: 30mm
Length
249 mm
Weight
500 g
Relative humidity
90% (at + 20°C)
Connector Type
3-pin XLR-type standard
Pin assignment:

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

 

Additional information

Directional pattern

wide cardioid, cardioid, figure-8, omni

Capsule diameter

33mm