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Audio-Technica MB 2k

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $69
  • Discontinued


MB 2k Documentation

HypercardioidAudio-Technica MB 2k

Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The MB 2k is an inexpensive hypercardioid instrument microphone, from Audio-Technica’s “Midnight Blues” series. Like the other microphones in this series, it uses an all-metal body with a “soft touch” finish, a Neodymium magnet in the dynamic cartridge, and a silent on/off switch.

The mic’s published frequency response shows a rolloff below 100Hz, and a relatively smooth +8dB presence lift from 3800Hz–7kHz. The mic’s -3dB points are at 80Hz on the low end, and 12kHz on the high end. However, note that this graph was measured at a 12 inch working distance. At closer distances, the mic likely has much fuller low-frequency response, due to proximity effect.

The mic ships with the AT8470 hard mount, thread adapter, and a soft storage pouch.

The mic is also available in a bundle with a 15-foot XLR cable, as the MB 2k/c.

The Audio-Technica MB 2k is also known as: MB2k, MB 2k.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Hypercardioid (1.9 mV/Pa; 60 - 14,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 600 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
337g (11.89oz) 183mm (7.20'') 41mm (1.61'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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