Audio-Technica MB 5k
Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
The MB5k is a compact dynamic microphone intended for instrument miking, especially snare and toms. It is part of Audio-Technica’s Midnight Blues series, and appears to be sold only within the MB drum kit microphone sets.
The mic has relatively low sensitivity of 1.2 mV/Pa, making it suitable for high-SPL applications such as snare drum. Its frequency response is contoured to bring out the attack of a drum: it rolls of fbelow 100Hz, and has a ~7dB boost at 2.5kHz and another at 8kHz. Above 10kHz, the response falls away sharply.
The published polar graph shows only a 1kHz trace. Although this is a pure Cardioid pattern, the graph does not reveal anything about the mic’s off-axis response or coloration.
The Audio-Technica MB 5k is also known as: MB5k.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(1.2 mV/Pa; 100 - 12,000 Hz)
|n/a||500 Ohms (Low)||SPL n/a
|324g (11.43oz)||113mm (4.45'')||42mm (1.65'')||
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