Nevaton MC48

1,293.00 excl. VAT

The Nevaton MC48 is a large dual-diaphragm stereo condenser microphone with a variable recording angle of 50-140 degrees. It captures an incredible spatial image and excels as a main microphone for recording orchestras, chamber ensembles, pop concerts or for acoustic instruments.

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Large-Diaphragm Stereo Condenser Microphone (variable stereo-angle 50-140 degrees)

The Nevaton MC48 is a large dual-diaphragm stereo condenser microphone with transformerless Class ‘A’ electronics. It produces an incredible spatial representation and excels as a main microphone for recording orchestras, chamber ensembles, pop concerts or acoustic instruments. It is great for guitar and drums as well as ambient field recordings. It is also well suited for applications in radio and television broadcasting as well as for live concerts and studio sound production. The microphone has an excellent transient response, very low self-noise of 8 dBA, and a maximal sound pressure level of 144dB.

Gary Noble, Grammy Award Mixing Engineer: “The MC48 seems like it would make a great addition to anyone’s mic collection.”

The two large 25mm diaphragms, placed one above the other, can be simultaneously rotated to provide variable stereo width from 50° up to a maximum of 140° and are capable of advanced, adjustable cardioid functions in mono mode. The ultra-thin and gold-coated diaphragms are made of 3-micron polyethylene-terephtalate film and give the MC48 the brilliant and transparent sound it is famous for. All capsule components have passed a special artificial ageing process to guarantee long-term stability. The internal construction is elastically mounted to attenuate vibrations and reduce handling noise.
Additionally, the capsules are fixed on special dampers to further reduce mechanical noise.

A small LED indicates the presence of 48V phantom power and confirms front position. All input transistors pass a special selection process to guarantee minimal self-noise. The microphone body is made of brass with a dark grey non-reflective paint finish on an epoxy base. A 3-layer metallic grille effectively protects the transducers from electrical and atmospheric interference and contamination from microscopic dust particles. A gold-plated 5-pin XLR connector in the base mates with the breakout cable (dual 3-pin XLR connectors). Each Nevaton microphone is supplied with a printout of its individual frequency response, and comes with an output cable in a fine hardwood box. An isolation clip is also provided.

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Technical Data
Capsule diameter
25 mm
Directional pattern
Stereo: 2x cardioid
Frequency-range
20 – 20.000 Hz
Free Field Sensitivity at 1000 Hz and 1000 Ω
15 mV/Pa
Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651
8 dB-A
Max. Sound Pressure Level [for THD 0,5% ]
144 dB
Dynamic range
136 dB
Nominal Impedance
50 Ω
Recommended Load Impedance
1000 Ω
Current Consumption
8 mA
Supply voltage
48 +/- 4V
Diameter
head: 50mm, body: 30mm
Length
249 mm
Weight
500 g
Relative humidity
90% (at + 20°C)
Connector Type
5-pin XLR-type (male) to 2x 3-pin XLR-type standard
Pin assignment:
pin1: ground, pin2:phase(+), pin3:phase(-), pin4:phase(+), pin5:phase(-)