The MA-100 is a small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone with interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules.
The latest in a lineage of successful microphone designs by David Royer, the MA-100's cathode follower design allows use on high SPL instruments such as drums and guitar amplifiers, as well as the more common applications of a small diaphragm, vacuum tube condenser microphone, such as acoustic instruments, cymbals, stereo pairs and pianos.
Featuring hand selected 3 micron capsules, high quality Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-100 performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic small diaphragm tube condenser microphones. The MA-100 power supply can be set for either 115v or 230v via an external switch. Each MA-100 microphone, power supply and cable set is burned in for 24 hours, carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case.
Small Diaphragm Big Sound!
Why choose a small diaphragm microphone Because small diaphragm microphones offer some distinct advantages over their larger brethren:
More consistent polar pattern
Better transient response
Ease of placement
Why choose an MA-100
Extended low-frequency response
High SPL handling capability try putting your large-diaphragm mic on a snare drum!
Interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules
Hand-selected 3-micron capsule
Jensen audio transformer
Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube
External switchable power supply voltage
Ultra clean signal path
High SPL handling capability
Capsules: Interchangeable Cardioid and Omnidirectional
Diaphragm: .8" (20.5 mm) diameter
Diaphragm thickness: 3-micron
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB
Sensitivity: -39 dB re.1V/pa +/- 1.5 dB
Maximum SPL: 130 dB
Distortion: head amp only, not to exceed .4% @ 140 dB SPL
Self Noise: 14 dB nominal, not to exceed 16 dB (A weighted)