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OmnidirectionalNevaton MC49-O

Omnidirectional Pencil Condenser Microphone

The MC49-O is a transformerless pencil condenser microphone with a fixed Omnidirectional pickup pattern and a Class-A transformerless output circuit.

Although its Cardioid counterpart employs a unique dual-diaphragm capsule that doubles the mic’s sensitivity, the capsule in the Omni microphone is a more-traditional single-diaphragm design. As with all Nevaton mics, the capsule membrane material is “artificially aged” to ensure stability and high performance over time.

At 10mV/Pa, the mic’s sensitivity is half that of the Cardioid model. Self-noise is 16dBA.

The mic body is made of machined brass, finished in a durable textured non-reflective paint. A switch on the microphone body enables a high-pass filter (specs forthcoming).

MC49 in ClipThe mic ships in a wooden case with an isolation mic clip.

Slau

When I heard the MC49-O along with the CMC6, it was, as far as Iím concerned, on par with the Schoeps.

The MC49-O has what I would call a very realistic and “immediate” character… [I]tís great at capturing subtle transients which undoubtedly contributes to this characteristic.

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The mic was released in 2010.

Specifications

Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
MC49-O Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 20mm
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 140 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a 23mm (0.91'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9–52v

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