MPN #MK-012 stereopair    


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The MK-012 is a compact, high quality capacitor microphone with interchangeable capsules to provide a choice of cardioid, hypercardioid or omni polar patterns. Matched Pair.

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 microphon bodys (preamps)
  • 2 x matched cardioid capsules
  • 2 x matched hypercardioid capsules
  • 2 x matched omni-directional capsules
  • 2 x -10dB pad
  • 2 x mic holder
  • 1 x wooden box
  • 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
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    January 4, 2021
    Great sound, great value
    I have worked with the cards in stereo pairs for live capture into a Zoom H4N twice. Great experience, all the sound quality I could ask for. SOLID build quality. Everything you have heard about these mics is true.
    May 2, 2019
    Sound Sweet
    Great sounding Cardoid capsule. Haven't even tried the omni capsules yet. Holder seems a little fragile and can only be fully adjusted with some kind of Flat tool ( or a quarter in your pocket but who carries around change anymore!) Which is a little Read more
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