Nevaton MC51

1,175.00 excl. VAT

The MC 51 is a top of the range multi-pattern studio microphone, with outstanding parameters for a very competitive price! It transmits sound without colouration. Sound-engineers often say that it is a very honest microphone, but at the same time delivers a very smooth and silky sound.

Description

NEVATON MC51 – Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

 

The MC 51 is a top of the range multi-pattern studio microphone, with outstanding parameters for a very competitive price! It transmits sound without colouration. Sound-engineers often say that it is a very honest microphone, but at the same time delivers a very smooth and silky sound.

Voices sound airy, the characteristic reveals a certain elegance and a fine open sound (Review Keyboard magazine, Germany)

 

Acoustic features and construction

The MC 51 has a very natural sound, which is clean, warm and revealing and delivers transparent trebles, very clear midrange and a truly natural bass. It is equipped with a large gold plated 24mm dual-diaphragm capsule which provides four directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid , wide cardoid and figure-8. The polar patterns are selectable by a switch below the head-grill.

During the brief time I’ve spent working with the MC51, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed its warm, revealing sound and its versatility. (…) it performs as well as some of the top-name capacitor mics costing over twice as much. (Paul White, Sound on Sound Magazine)

 

The mic also has a switchable -10db attenuator. The two- 24mm 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 on a damper, essentially lowering eventual vibrational noise level. The microphone has an exceptionally low self-noise level and can handle very high sound pressure levels, up to 150 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. It incorporates a -10 dB pre-attenuation switch for very high sound pressure 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.

The Nevaton MC 51 is an excellent microphone with outstanding technical parameters, hand assembled in the Nevaton factory in St.Petersburg and carefully tested in the Nevaton – acoustic laboratories.

Freq charts (click to enlarge)

 

 


NEVATON MC 51 – Technical Data

Acoustic operating principle
Pressure gradient transducer
Capsule diameter
24 mm
Directional pattern
wide cardioid, cardioid, figure-8, omni
Frequency-range
20 – 20.000 Hz

Free Field Sensitivity at 1000 Hz and 1000 Ω

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

Recommended Load Impedance

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

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