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MicW HN151

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $1,365
  • Discontinued


HN151 Documentation

Wide CardioidMicW HN151

Wide Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The MicW HN151 is a handheld version of the n151. Both are wide cardioid condenser microphones with high-sensitivity (40mV/Pa) transformerless amplifier circuits.

The capsule in both microphones is a 5-micron, nickel-diaphragm design. Although described as a “one inch” capsule, its published diameter (23.8mm) falls just short of the traditional 25mm cutoff.

Both microphones have +5dB presence boost centered at 8kHz.

The mic’s high sensitivity — among the highest we’ve seen for a handheld microphone — would make downstream input padding a necessity when used close to loud sources, so the HN151 has an onboard switchable pad (-10dB) as well as a switchable high-pass filter.

Although the specifications describe the HPF as “-6dB/octave @ 75Hz,” the published graph shows it to be -3dB/octave @ 300Hz.

The HN151 was dropped from production in 2011.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Wide Cardioid (40 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF 6dB/Oct @ 75Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 23.8mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
260g (9.17oz) 157mm (6.18'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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