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Jul 22

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mojave_ma201fet_lo.jpgBurbank, CA… Mojave Audio, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Mojave Audio MA-201fet Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Evolving from David’s 20-plus years as a designer of custom microphones, the MA-201fet is an ideal choice for recording vocals, dialog work of all types (including broadcast and voiceovers), recording acoustic instruments such as guitar, piano, and wind instruments, as well as choral work. Additionally, this new microphone is a great choice for kick drum, bass amps, drum overheads, capturing drum room sounds, and orchestral recording.

The new MA-201fet provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. The microphone’s warm FET circuitry and Jensen transformer combine to deliver low noise and high quality performance. As a solid state, large diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern and a 3-micron thick, 1-inch (diameter) gold sputtered capsule, the new MA-201fet is a truly versatile recording instrument.

As one would expect from a David Royer designed microphone, the MA-201fet’s performance specifications are equally impressive. This exceptional microphone features a frequency response of 20 Hz-20 kHz +/ - 3.0 dB, a sensitivity rating of -39 dB, with a distortion rating not to exceed less than 1% @120dB SPL; less than 3% @134dB SPL. The microphone operates on standard 48 V Phantom power.

Dusty Wakeman, Mojave Audio’s president, commented on the company’s new offering, “The new MA-201fet draws upon the success of our MA-200 and brings a comparable level of performance at a truly competitive price point. This microphone is a remarkably versatile general purpose recording tool that, I’m confident, will find a home in a wide variety of environments.”

With a MSRP of $695, the Mojave Audio MA-201fet will become widely available September 1 of 2008.

About Mojave Audio

Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio is a manufacturer of quality microphones for the recording professional. Additional information on the MA-201fet and all Mojave Audio products can be found online at www.mojaveaudio.com.

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