MB 4k/c

Handheld/Stand Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Cable

MSRP* US$149.00
Five-year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview


    A price/performance leader, the MB 4k/c cardioid condenser microphone is the Midnight Blues® Series’ introductory studio-quality microphone. With a condenser design for studio vocal and instrument applications, the microphone is supplied with a 15' cable. Its features include: battery/phantom operation; rugged all-metal construction; soft-touch finish; extended response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics; corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector; on/off switch.
  • Features

    • Introductory studio-quality microphone—the clear price/performance leader

    • Condenser design for studio-quality vocal and instrument applications

    • Extended response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics

    • Rugged all-metal construction and on/off switch

    • Soft-touch finish for a secure, comfortable grip and reduced mechanical noise

    • Battery/phantom operation for maximum versatility

    • Corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connectors

    • 5-year warranty

    • Also available without a cable as MB 4k

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE80-20,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: -48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 200 ohms
    Battery: 250 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 137 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 125 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 113 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 101 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA/1200 hours typical
    SWITCHOn/off
    WEIGHT6.4 oz (182 g)
    DIMENSIONS8.10" (205.7 mm) long,
    1.64" (41.7 mm) head diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin gold-plated XLRM-type
    CABLE15' (4.5 m) XLRF-XLRM
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; battery; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES8
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