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Mojave Audio MA-D Dynamic Microphone Named as Finalist for Outstanding Technical Achievement at 39th Annual TEC Awards

‘The smooth alternative’ designed by Technical Grammy Winner David Royer recognized in Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category

Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2023 — Boutique microphone manufacturers Mojave Audio have announced that MA-D, the brand’s recently released dynamic microphone, has been recognized as a Finalist in the 2024 NAMM TEC Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement category. The TEC Awards – a yearly celebration of achievements in pro audio technology and sound production, as well as the audio professionals behind these achievements – will be presented as the highlight of the 2024 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on January 27, 2024. To register and vote for the Mojave Audio MA-D in the TEC Awards, please click here.

The smooth alternative

Initially launched in August of 2022, the MA-D Dynamic Microphone is the result of years of development by celebrated microphone designer David Royer. It is designed as a major step forward in the world of dynamic microphones that takes ample advantage of modern design techniques and component choice to produce a dynamic microphone with a smoother, more hi-fi frequency response flattering to vocalists and a range of instrument types. “Early dynamic microphones were designed to solve a problem and battle against the often poor sound reinforcement that was common in the 1950s and 60s,” said Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman. “As a result they were designed with frequency peaks that – although aiding intelligibility – colored the sound tremendously and produced a ‘boxy’ sonic effect.”

“What makes the MA-D special is that it is designed to take complete advantage of modern sound reinforcement systems – which are significantly more advanced in the modern era – to offer a fuller frequency response, and much better transients which are infinitely more pleasurable to listen to and perform with. We call it ‘the smooth alternative’, and we’re honored to be a finalist for it in this year’s TEC Awards.”

MA-D Specifications

  • Type – Dynamic
  • Uniform Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Frequency Response: +/- 2.5dB 60-10,000 Hz, + 2dB-6dB 30-15,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern – Cardioid
  • Sensitivity – -53 dB.  Re 1V/pa
  • Max SPL: Greater than160dB @ 1 kiloHz
  • Impedance – 600 Ohms @ 1 kiloHz
  • Connector – Three-pin XLR (Male)
  • Weight – .5 lbs.
  • Dimensions – L 7.25”, W 2”

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About Mojave Audio
Mojave Audio was founded by Technical Grammy Award winning David Royer, widely known for his ribbon microphone designs with Royer Labs. Mojave Audio makes world-class microphones for Artists and Engineers who are passionate about their sound.