Universal studio multi-diaphragm condenser microphone matched set with 8 capsules (SMALL DIAPHRAGM - cardioid, hypercardioid, omni-directional; LARGE DIAPHRAGM - cardioid).
The MK-012 is a compact, high quality capacitor microphone with interchangeable capsules to provide a choice of cardioid, hypercardioid or omni-directional polar patterns. The wide, flat response ensures that all sounds are captured with a high degree of accuracy.
A -10 dB pad is included for use in high SPL environments, a low-cut pad is optionally available. The capsules, which screw onto the microphone body, utilise a precision, integral connection system to ensure reliable electrical contact.
The MK-012 is suitable for use in any situation where an accurate sound is required, the small size of the system makes it ideal for use in broadcast, sound for picture, installation, sound reinforcement and theatre situations as well as the recording studio.
In pairs, the MK-012s are perfectly suited for coincident and spaced stereo miking techniques, and also overhead useage in live and studio situations.
2 x microphone body (preamps)
2 x matched cardioid capsules
2 x matched hypercardioid capsules
2 x matched omni-directional capsules
2 x matched large diaphragm cardioid capsules
2 x -10dB pad
2 x mic holder
1 x plastic case
Mic type : Small diaphragm condenser
Polar Pattern : Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional
Freq. Response : 20-20000Hz
Phantom voltage required : 48 +- 2V
Full impedance, module : less than 300 ohms
Weighted SPL (ref. DIN 45412) : 18 dBA
Maximum SPL in 250-8000Hz range, (less than 0.5% THD) : 130 db
Free field sensitivity at 1KHz : <10 mV/Pa
Free field sensitivity roll off from 40Hz to 20KHz should not exceed : +- 3 db
Weight with 3 capsules and pad : 200 gr
Length, mm : 128
Max diameter/width, mm : 23
Accessories included : Mic holder
The difference in free field sensitivity between 0° and 90° should be as follows:
For omnidirectional capsule:
in 40-1000 Hz range : no more than 2 db
in 1-5 KHz range : no more than 4 db
in 5-8 KHz range : no more than 8 db
For cardioid capsule:
in 250-8000 Hz range: : no less than 4 db
For hypercardioid capsule:
in 250-5000 Hz range: : no less than 8 db
Average sensitivity difference between O° and 180° for cardioid capsule in 63-12500 Hz range: : 16 db
I ordered this set as an off-demo from the lovely folks at Studio Economik and have used them extensively. Nice and evenly matched, a great set of small diaphragm condensers. Great sound from all capsules, though the addition of the 101 cap was a welcome surprise. There's a reason these mics have earned themselves a cult following in the acoustic instrument circles, and the price point is unbeatable.