Burbank, CA… Mojave Audio, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Mojave Audio MA-101SP. Evolving from David’s 20-plus years as a designer of custom microphones, the MA-101SP is a matched pair of Mojave Audio’s highly acclaimed MA-101fet cardioid condenser microphones. The perfect solution to a myriad of stereo recording and live sound reinforcement tasks, the new MA-101SP is an ideal choice for acoustic instruments such as drums, guitar amplifiers, capturing room ambience, and general stereo recording.
Each MA-101fet in the matched pair provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. The microphone’s warm FET circuitry and externally polarized capacitor mic element combine to deliver low noise and high quality performance. The MA-101fet features both omni and cardioid polar patterns by way of interchangeable capsules and with its 3-micron thick, .8-inch diameter gold sputtered diaphragm, this new microphone is a truly versatile recording instrument. As a matched pair, the potential for capturing world-class recording is limitless.
As one would expect from a David Royer designed microphone, each MA-101fet in the MA-101SP matched pair offer performance specifications that are equally impressive. These exceptional microphones feature a frequency response of 20 Hz-20 kHz +/ – 3 dB, a sensitivity rating of -40 dB (1 volt per pascal), with a distortion rating of less than 1% @ 120 dB SPL (-15 db pad off) and less than 1% @ 135 dB SPL (-15 dB pad on). The microphones operate on standard 48 V Phantom power.
Dusty Wakeman, Mojave Audio’s president, commented on the company’s new offering, “The new MA-101SP matched pair of microphones is the result of countless requests from the audio community. Drawing upon the strengths of the MA-101fet, these mics are a terrific choice for a wide range of stereo recording tasks where imaging is critical. Engaging the 15 dB pad allows one to take advantage of the fast transient response on instruments such as snares, toms and loud guitar amps. The MA-101SP is a remarkably versatile general purpose recording and sound reinforcement tool that, I’m confident, will find a home in a wide variety of environments.”
The new Mojave Audio MA-101SP ships in a single carrying case that includes a stereo bar. With a MSRP of $1,195, the Mojave Audio MA-101SP will become available in Q1, 2012.
About Mojave Audio
Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio is a manufacturer of quality microphones for the recording professional. Additional information on the MA-101fet and all Mojave Audio products can be found online at www.mojaveaudio.com.