MA-50

 

The MA-50 was created by David Royer to offer a transformerless microphone circuit without the inherent issues found in typical transformerless mic designs. Producing the realism and clarity that Mojave mics are known for at an entry level price, the MA-50 outperforms transformerless microphones costing several times more.

 

The MA-50 features the same hand-selected large diaphragm 1” 3-micron capsule found in the MA-201fet. It features a single sided diaphragm in a fixed cardioid polar pattern with very fast transient response, excellent low frequency accuracy, and high SPL handling. This single sided method yields a fantastic proximity effect for using distance to the source as a way of increasing the bass or making the source more natural sounding with distance. The single sided capsule also lowers self-noise, and the Mojave transformerless design offers even lower noise with a more neutral response, leaving room for sonic color of your preamp to shine through.

 

The natural, even response of the MA-50 combined with the bass response up close makes this an ideal mic for male vocals and voice-over. When used with a little more distance, its ideal as a full bodied acoustic instrument mic, a detailed Foley/ADR mic, or in stereo pairs on larger sources. The fast transient response also makes it a great option for guitar amps, percussion, or drum overheads. The MA-50 includes a shockmount and hard-shell carrying case.

 

Features:

  • Large diaphragm 1″ gold sputtered 3-micron capsule
  • Fixed cardioid polar pattern
  • Transformerless circuit design
  • Ultra low noise
  • High SPL handling
  • Fast transient response
  • Includes professional shock mount and hard shell case
  • USA MAP Price – $495 (as of 4/1/19, subject to change)

 

Transducer Type: Externally polarized pressure gradient capacitor
Diaphragm: 1" diameter, gold sputtered
Diaphragm Thickness: 3-microns
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: -40 dB re. 1V/pa
Maximum SPL: 125 dB
Distortion: <0.5% @140 dB SPL
Self Noise: Better than 16 dB (A weighted)
Impedance: <100 ohms
Recommended Load: 1500 ohms or higher
Powering: 48VDC phantom power; current 2mA
Microphone Dimensions: 7 5/8" x 2" (194mm x 51mm)
Microphone Weight: 1 lb (0.45kg)
Case Dimensions: 10" x 9" x 4.5"
Case Weight with Mic/Shockmount: 4 lbs