MA-301fet Condenser Microphone
The MA-301fet is a multi-pattern large diaphragm, solid-state
condenser microphone. Based upon the popular MA-201fet designed by David Royer, the MA-301fet adds a 3-posistion pickup pattern selector, a15dB pad and a switchable bass roll-off.
Utilizing a 3-micron gold-sputtered capsule, high-quality Jensen audio transformer, military-grade FET and custom designed low-noise resistors, the MA-301fet performs at a level reminiscent of some of the best loved classic condenser microphones. Each MA-301fet microphone is carefully tested and evaluated, then packaged in its protective case with a professional grade shockmount.
• Multi-pattern: Cardioid, Omnidiectional, Figure-eight (Bi-di
• Switchable 15dB pad
• Switchable Bass Roll-off
• Hand-selected 3-micron 1” capsule
• Jensen audio transformer
• Military-grade FET
• Custom designed low-noise resistors
• Ultra clean signal path
• Voice Over and Broadcast
• High SPL sources, such as Kick Drums and Bass Guitar Amps
• Electric Guitar
• Drum Overheads, Drum Rooms
• Acoustic Instrument
...deal, by the end of this month...that would put it at less than half the price of the comparable Mojave MA-301 FET ($899) or the Miktek C7e FET ($899)... ...those may not actually be comparable since the new upgraded Warbler I will also continue to offer the 3 "voice" settings (not available on the Mojave...
The AT4047/MD441 combo that's been mentioned would work very well. That being said, my next mic will be an R84A. What town are you in? If you're around Ottawa I have an AT4047/AT4050/MD441/MD421/Beyer MC-930/Gefell UMT-70S you can try. Bring clean underwear because the Gefell will make you lose control of your body functions :) Just don't be...
KD - thank you for all your testing and samples! While you're considering a solid-state companion for your MA-1000, might we suggest the MA-301fet? It's under your budget but you could get a stereo pair ;) https://mojaveaudio.com/ma-301fet/
I had not heard of Mojave Microphones before I set out on the search for a new vocal mic a few months ago. A couple of engineers suggested I look at these as they had a reputation for being good with baritone/male vocals.
Initially, I looked at the 300 valve mic. I liked the multi options of the...