Oktava's first twin diaphragm, multi-pattern microphone - developed from the industry-workhorse Oktava MK-319.
This spectacular new microphone offers all the richness of the special, warm, upfront sound with which the 319 has graced vocal takes all over the world for years - and then some. The new multi-pattern MK-220 offers unprecedented multi-pattern capability in a large diaphragm microphone.
In addition to the added ambience-capturing omnidirectional capability, the figure 8 capability - offering balanced pick-up from both sides of the microphone - is perfect to use for more sophisticated stereo miking techniques such as Blumlein and Mid-Side and provides a genuine low-cost/high quality flexibility to your microphone closet. Like the MK-319, it is housed in a casing acoustically designed to reduce sound refractions within the microhpone's grill and to provide good shock resistance and a low self-noise rating - under -18 dB.
A maximum SPL of 140 dB (@ 1 kHz) makes the MC-220 great for any number of studio and live voice and instrument recording applications.
...didn't hear a difference in the samples he was sent) I don't have one but I'm a big fan of the MK-220. Heard it compared to an AT4050 (maybe it was a 4047?) but it came super close to the Audio Technica and they're less than $400 new.
...out the discontinued Blue Reactor. But at $1000 USD for the Kiwi, I'd rather have a pair of AT4050s or Oktava MK-220s. The Bluebird uses something like one of those Chinese edge terminated capsules that's still insanely bright because it has the same construction as a K67 capsule, which is why a lot of people swap...
Yes, I've seen a video where it seems that the inner mesh is not even soldered... But you should "deform" it a bit to extract it... Thanks... :) I've already removed the disks, and maybe I'll also try to remove the inner mesh... Regarding the 3-5 KHz region: I was having a problem there, because I had a pair...