HISTORY OF NEVATON

Microphone Manufacturer, since 1947

The roots of Nevaton reach back to the year 1947 when an acoustic laboratory was established at the Leningrad optical and mechanical association (LOMO). Some years later, 1954, the laboratory joined the newly formed scientific and industrial association named EKRAN.



This research laboratory designed legendary microphones like the LOMO 19A19, which today is one of the most wanted valve-mics from the former USSR. In the year 1991 a new company emerged out of those structures – Nevaton LTD enterprise. The company was found by LOMO engineers as a new and independent microphone manufacturer and research laboratory for high-end audio transmitters.

Pink Floyd has used the Lomo 19A19, the “Holy Grail” of Russian microphones, and predecessor to Nevaton’s line of products.

Many famous film and sound production studios were regular clients of Nevaton, including Lenfilm, Mosfilm, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Moscow New Opera. Through extensive research and quality upgrades, Nevaton kept up with the most sophisticated and demanding sound needs.

The Nevaton production featured a top of the range acoustic laboratory, including one of Europe`s biggest anechoic chambers as well as a small, specialized manufactory where each microphone was hand-assembled and individually tuned by highly skilled engineers and craftsman.

High-end stereo microphones like the MC47, MC48, followed, as well as multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphones like the MC51, MC416, MC404 and small diaphragm condensers like the MC49, firmly establishing Nevaton as a producer of premium microphones known for their outstanding technical specifications

Over half a century of engineering experience in crafting top-class microphones has naturally culminated in the development of advanced multichannel microphones like the Nevaton BPT, Nevaton MC50 or Nevaton VR and the modular microphone system MC59, setting new benchmarks in microphone construction.

In the year 2023 Nevaton moved staff, reserach and development and production to Austria/Siegendorf and built a brand-new production facility, which started to operate in the first half of 2024.