Mojave Audio, a company formed by ribbon mic guru David Royer known for its custom mic mods and DIY tube mic kits, is now refocusing its efforts into fully assembled products.
Their new MA-200 tube condenser microphone is the company’s first large-scale production effort. According to John Jennings, director of sales and marketing for Mojave Audio, “Aside from Royer Labs, David Royer has been building and modifying professional audio equipment for over 20 years. Opening Mojave Audio as an outlet for his non-ribbon related work is a dream come true for David and a natural outgrowth of his abilities. While David continues as chief engineer of Royer Labs [the company that bears his name], it’s important to note the two companies are entirely independent of one another. Mojave Audio gives David the opportunity to branch out by providing a platform where he can work on and release his non-ribbon ideas.” The Mojave staff also includes Rick Perotta, of Matchless Guitar Amplifiers and Royer Labs, who serves as president.
The MA-200 uses hand-selected 3-micron capsules, Jensen audio transformers, and military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, and was designed with an eye on the performance characteristics of some of the best-loved classic microphones, while priced at under $1,000.
The Mojave Audio MA-200 uses a 1-inch (diameter) gold sputtered capsule in conjunction with a specially designed American transformer and a military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tube. With its cardioid polar pattern, the MA-200 makes an outstanding choice for vocals, voice over, piano, acoustic instruments, drum overheads, orchestra, spot miking, and related applications. Further, the MA-200 employs a balanced transformer output. The microphone ships with a carrying case, power supply, shock mount, and cables.
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