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Mojave Audio Debuts with Introduction of MA-200 Tube Condenser Microphone

May 31, 2005

Known primarily for David Royer’s custom microphone modifications and do-it-yourself tube microphone kits, Mojave Audio is now moving away from kits and focusing its efforts on fully assembled products. The MA-200 represents the company’s first large-scale production effort.

Evolving from David’s 20-plus years as a designer of custom microphones, the MA-200 provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. Using hand-selected 3-micron capsules, Jensen audio transformers, and military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the MA-200 was designed with an eye on the performance characteristics of some of the best-loved classic microphones, but priced far more competitively—under $1,000.

The Mojave Audio MA-200 utilizes 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.

“The MA-200 represents exceptional performance at a very competitive price point,” says John Jennings, Mojave Audio’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “With its ability to accurately capture the most subtle performance nuances, the MA-200 is well suited to a wide range of recording applications. It’s a perfect piece for upper mid-level project and professional recording studio environments.”

Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio will release a variety of microphones and other studio-related products in the future. Additional information on the MA-200 and Mojave Audio can be found at www.mojaveaudio.com.

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