Audio-Technica MB4000C Cardioid Condenser Mic
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Audio-Technica MB4000C Cardioid Condenser Microphone
From the specification sheet:
The MB4000C is a wide-range condenser microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern. It is designed to meet the needs of professional musicians and sound engineers in live performance, recording and sound reinforcement applications. Smooth response, fast attack and quiet operation ensure high-quality vocal and instrumental pickup.
The microphone features an open-cage design for minimum disturbance of the studio-grade polar pattern. A special internal shock mount system minimizes handling and case noise while a multi-stage internal breath shield effectively reduces wind noise and “popping” when performers work extremely close.
The MB4000C will accommodate any external phantom power source supplying from 9V to 48V DC. If, however, remote powering is not available, a common 1.5V AA battery will provide sufficient power to the microphone. Current demands are so low that a premium battery will provide more than a thousand hours of service.
The cardioid pickup pattern of the MB4000C is useful in reducing unwanted background noise and controlling feedback, especially when used extremely close. Miking instruments or vocalists at very close range also effectively reduces “leakage” from one performer to the next. Low-frequency noise is reduced by a low-frequency roll-off of sounds more than one foot distant from the microphone.
Enclosed in a rugged housing, the MB4000C features a special, baked-on “Midnight Blues” finish. In addition to being attractive and comfortable to hold, this special finish further reduces handling noise and increases durability.
Element - Condenser
Polar Pattern - Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Frequency Response - 100-18,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity - 3.9 mV (–48 dBV) at 1 Pa*
Impedance - 200 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level - Phantom Battery; 128 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.; 124 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Dynamic Range (typical) - 100 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - 66 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa*
Switch - On/off
Phantom Power Requirement- 9-48V DC, 2.0 mA typical
Battery Type - Use only “leakproof” AA/UM3 1.5V battery
Battery Current - 1.0 mA typical
Battery Life - More than 1000 hours, premium battery, continuous use
Weight (less accessories) - 4.7 oz (132 grams)
Dimenstions - 7.94" (201.8 mm) long, 1.53" (38.8 mm) head diameter
Output Connector - Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Full specification sheet available at http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/466fb537601283f5/mb4000c.pdf
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