Nevaton MC440E single mic – matched pair

1,199.002,398.00 excl. VAT

The MC 440E is an extended version of the MC440 and features a switch in the mic body where the directional characteristic can be changed – optional cardioid/figure eight or cardioid/omnidirectional. 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!


Nevaton MC440E – Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone with switchable directional characteristic

The MC 440E is a top notch large diaphragm studio microphone with outstanding technical parameter. Its new electronic design leads to a sound-transmission from 5Hz to 35 kHz and an ultra-low self-noise of only 4dB-A (cardioid mode)!

Two different versions are available: 

  1. switchable directional characteristic: omnidirectional – figure-8
  2. switchable directional characteristic: cardioid – figure-8

The MC440 E additionally features: 

  • Switchable Low-cut filter (70Hz, 120 Hz, 6dB/Oct)
  • heated capsules (for parameter stability in very diverse climatic conditions).
    Two switchable heating modes: 4mA or 8mA heating current
  • RF filter against radio interference
  • very low self noise of down to only 4dBA (depending on the selected directional characteristic)

All switches are inside the microphone!

Acoustic features and construction

The MC440E 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.

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.


NEVATON MC 440E – Technical Data

Acoustic operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Capsule diameter

33 mm

Directional pattern

switchable: cardioid-figure-eight |  omnidirectional-figure-eight

Nominal Frequency Range
Real Frequency Range
20-20.000 Hz
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

20 Ω

Recommended Load Impedance

1000 Ω

Current Consumption

switchable: 4 mA / 8mA

Supply voltage

48 V


head: 51mm, body: 30mm


178 mm


430 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 characteristic

cardioid-figure eight, cardioid-omnidirectional, matched pair cardioid-figure eight, matched pair cardioid-omnidirectional