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M-Audio Nova | Large-Capsule Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Evaporated-Gold Diaphragm (Hard Mount & Soft Case included)
- 1.1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm offers smooth, accurate sound
- Cardioid pickup pattern makes it easy to isolate from unwanted studio sounds
- Class A solid-state electronics designed for low noise and minimal coloration
- Solid brass body and capsule delivers protection and reliability
- Complete ready-to-use package Includes hard mount, soft case, and XLR cable
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Breathe new life into your recordings with the Nova large-capsule condenser microphone from M-Audio.
Combining low-noise Class A electronics and an evaporated-gold diaphragm over one inch in diameter, Nova ensures recordings that are faithful to the original source and free from distortion or unwanted coloration of the sound.
The solid brass body and capsule offer protection and reliability. A hard mount and soft case are provided.
- Type: Large diaphragm condenser, gold evaporated
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20Hz-18,000Hz
- Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa (-36dBV)
- Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 128dB
- Equivalent noise level: 14dB-A weighted
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Recommended load impedance: > 1,000Ω
- Preamp topology: Class A FET preamp
- Power requirement: 48V phantom power
- Connector: 3-pin male XLR
- Grille and Body: Wire mesh grille and body, all brass
- Finishing: Nickel silver plating
- Dimensions (diameter x length): 7.3” x 1.9”
- Weight: 23 oz
- Nova microphone
- Soft case
- Hard mount
- XLR microphone cable
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
Top Customer Reviews
I don't know if I got a bad sample or if there is a quality control issue in M-Audio. Attached to my TASCAM DR DR-60D Linear PCM Recorder for DSLR Filmmaking and Field Recording, the mic had a horrid amount of hum. Audio could be heard beneath the hum, but the hum level was totally unacceptable. I checked the mic on both channels. Same thing. I checked to ensure that the phantom power was correct. It was. I checked the mic cable which seemed to be good.
I can only conclude that the mic is defective and somehow slipped past M-Audio's QC department. (In fairness, the other M-Audio products that I own have worked as expected.)
Assuming that the mic had worked, I did have some minor complaints (nits mostly.) There is no LED on the mic to indicate the presence of phantom power. This would have been a nice addition even at this price point. Also, I did not like the manner in which the mic stand holder attached to the mic. It seemed to be a rather poor fit and that would make me uncomfortable with using it on a tall stand.
I just wish that my sample of the M-Audio Nova Condenser Microphone had worked properly. Perhaps I could then have given it a better rating in my review.