|ELEMENT||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||80-20,000 Hz|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||Phantom: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -48 dB (3.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
|IMPEDANCE||Phantom: 200 ohms
Battery: 250 ohms
|MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL||Phantom: 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 RATIO||70 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa|
|PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS||11-52V DC, 2 mA typical|
|BATTERY TYPE||1.5V AA/UM3|
|BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE||0.4 mA/1200 hours typical|
|WEIGHT||6.4 oz (182 g)|
|DIMENSIONS||8.10" (205.7 mm) long,
1.64" (41.7 mm) head diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR||Integral 3-pin gold-plated XLRM-type|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; battery; soft protective pouch|
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||S8|
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Q:I have 3 questions:
Q:Could I use this mic about 4 feet away from a choir? How well will it pick up from that far away?
A:The MB4K can indeed be used 4' away to mic a choir, and should pick up the audio quite well. However, how "well" a microphone can pickup is also dependent on the performer(s), mix engineer, and the expectation of the user. You might have to experiment with microphone placement and/or add another microphone to get the sound you're looking for.
Q:How can I remove my battery when it is dead? The bottom part only separates enough to expose about half of the battery and I have to force the battery out and it gets bent up.
A:Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with this.
Q:Does the MB 4K can be used for indoor dialogue in a short film ?
A:Although not a typical use for the MB4K, it can mostly definitely be used for indoor dialog for a short film. I definitely recommend trying the microphone to see if it sounds good to you, and gives you satisfactory results. If it does not, or if you have any questions, please contact Jam Industries/Erikson Audio in Canada, as they are the Audio-Technica distributor/representative for Canada.
Q:Is this a good mic to use on vocals in a live singer-songwriter situation? Will it feedback too easily? Does the AT2010 sound better for this?
A:Generally speaking, the AT2010 will perform better than the MB4K in a live-performance scenario. However, ANY microphone (be it Audio-Technica or competitor) with an audio-system, has the propensity to feed-back. This could be due to the placement of the microphone as it relates to any loud-speaker, or gain-structure. Typically, you would want to keep your loud-speakers away and pointing in the opposite direction of any microphone.
Q:Do I have to remove the battery before I plug the mic into mix with phantom power? Also, is the top part of the mic removable ?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. You do not need to remove the battery for phantom power use, although if you plan to always use phantom power you may want to remove it in case it leaks. Only the top half of the head shell unscrews, not the lower half.
Q:what is the difference between the MB4K and ATMB4K
A:Thank you for your inquiry. There is no ATMB4k, only an MB4k and an MB4k/c. They are the same microphone. The "/c" model includes a cable.The photos you mention where the microphone has a chubbier body are not photos of either model. They appear to be photos of the MB1k Cardioid Dynamic Microphone.
Q:I use the MB 4k without the battery, with built in phantom power of Dr-40 Recorder
A:Thank you for your inquiry. If your recorder provides phantom power the microphone will work. The MB 4K is a good vocal microphone.
Q:is the mb4k a good choir mic?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. The MB4K is a fairly sensitive mic and has a wide frequency response which would make it a very fine microphone micing a choir.
Q:where can i buy this product in india
A:Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our office in Singapore (see below) and they will be happy to help you.