MBHO MBNM 622 E PZ
February 2007—The striking design of MBHO's MBNM 622 E PZ ($545, www.mbho.de) combines a Jecklin Disc — a circular, rubber foam-covered barrier mount for absorbing sound that measures 6×12 inches (H×D) — with two omnidirectional boundary-layer mics mounted on each side of the bisected disc and spaced about 6.5 inches apart. The MBNM 622 offers a hemispherical polar pattern and a frequency response of 10 to 26k Hz (±1.5 dB); sensitivity is rated at 5 mV/Pa @ 1 kHz, and max SPL is 130 dB.
April 2003—MBHO Microphones has upgraded its small-diaphragm MBNM
440-CL condenser microphone. Now designated the 440-CLS (pictured), the mic
features a switchable -10dB pad, and stereo bundle includes free mic
clips and a vintage-style mic case. The 440-CLS lists at $439. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.
MBHO Microphones MBNM-150 EN
April 2003—The MBNM-150 EN represents the sum total of MBHO's
exhaustive research into just what would represent the "perfect
electret podium microphone." The electret cardioid capsule is mounted
on a fully adjustable gooseneck. The 12mm, fixed capsule has
extraordinarily effective off-axis rejection with built-in compensation
for proximity effect. List: $389.
MBHO SERIES 400 MICS
July 2001—German microphone manufacturer MBHO now offers the
Series 400 line of small-diaphragm condenser mics in the U.S. Both the
MBNM 440 cardioid and the MBNM 410 omnidirectional models feature the
company's propriety SMD technology, which offers improved on- and
off-axis response, shorter signal routing and low current consumption.
Each mic retails for $341.
MBHO CONDENSER CAPSULE EXTENSION
May 2001—The MBC-603A from MBHO is similar to its MBP-603
miniature condenser mic, but includes a 9-foot extension cable, useful
in recording and broadcast applications where traditional mic placement
techniques are unsuitable. The MBC-603A features transformerless
circuitry and smooth on/off-axis frequency response. Price of the
preamp and extension cable is $382. Small-diaphragm capsules—sold
separately—list between $237 and $281.
April 2001—MBHO offers the MBNM 608 Lollypop multipattern
condenser microphone. Offering a selection of cardioid, omnidirectional
and figure-8 patterns, the 608's capsule design features a
double-diaphragm, gold-sputtered membrane and a brass back plate.
Frequency response is 5-20k Hz; max SPL is 133 dB.
MBHO JECKLIN AND SCHNEIDER DISCS
February 2001—German microphone manufacturer MBHO offers the
Jecklin and Schneider discs for stereo recording with omnidirectional
microphones. The two disc types may be used with any pair of matched
omni microphones (MBHO recommends the MBNM-648 with omni capsules)
placed on either side of the disc, producing natural-sounding stereo
recordings with exceptional low-frequency response and precise stereo
placement. The Jecklin disc is $219; the Schneider is $292. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.
MBHO MODULAR CAPSULES
February 2001—Mic manufacturer MBHO now offers 11 different types
of interchangeable capsules for its modular microphone system.
Exchangeable capsules offered are omni and figure-8, and several
flavors of cardioid pickup characteristics can be used with the
MBNM-603, 680 and 548 mic preamps.