Beyerdynamic MC 840 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone w/ Adjustable Polar Pattern


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  • Studio or Live Applications, Vocals, Choirs, Instruments

    The MC 840 is a very compact large diaphragm studio microphone with a gold vaporised double diaphragm and 5 selectable polar patterns (omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure 8). On the basis of the MC 740 microphone capsule this new microphone has been equipped with an improved low-noise pre-amplifier and an impedance transformer without transducer. Due to a two-stage roll-off filter (80 and 160 Hz) compensating the close miking effect and a two-stage pre-attenuation (-10 and -20 dB) the MC 840 is a superior microphone for any recording application. It has been designed without compromise to capture every sound detail with absolute clarity and purity. Applications for the MC 840 include recording orchestras resulting in a superb transparent sound.


    • Large diaphragm, gold vaporized double membrane
    • Five selectable polar patterns
    • Elastic transducer suspension system
    • Switchable 10 dB / 20 dB attenuator pad
    • Two position low frequency roll-off
  • Transducer typeCondenser
    Operating principlePressure gradient
    Frequency response30 - 20,000 Hz
    Polar patternswitchable:
    Wide cardioid
    Figure eight
    Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1 V/Pa)18 mV/Pa
    Nominal impedance180 Ohms
    Load impedance1000 Ohms
    Max. SPL at 1 kHz127 dB(withoutpre-attenuation)
    137 dB with -10 dB pre-attenuation
    147 dB with -20 dB pre-attenuation
    Signal-to-noise ratio rel. to 1 Paapprox. 70 dB
    A-weighted equivalent SPLapprox. 17 dB
    Power supply11 - 52 V phantom power
    Current consumption4.6 mA
    Low frequency roll-offswitchable, 6 dB/octave at 80 Hz and 160 Hz
    Connector3-pin XLR male
    Pin 1 = ground, Pin 2 = +, Pin 3 = -
    Length165 mm
    Shaft diameter37 mm
    Head diameter (L x W x H)70 x 52 x 33 mm
    Weight286 g
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