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Oktava MK-011

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  • MSRP: $550


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MK-011 Documentation

CardioidOktava MK-011

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Oktava MK-011 is a medium diaphragm cardioid condenser. It uses the same transformerless impedance-conversion circuitry as the famous MK-012 SDC, built into a ball-mic form factor.

MK-011 Capsule HeadThe capsule head is removable; it contains the 25mm true condenser capsule, mounted within a dual-layer metal mesh head. The inside of the metal mesh is lined with a fabric layer for additional blast and moisture protection.

The capsule looks like a larger version of the MK-012 capsule, with a perforated brass plate mounted on top of the edge-terminated diaphragm. (See a photo of the smaller MK-012 capsule in the Figure-8 Capsule Head review.)

Its frequency response is nominally flat on-axis, from 30Hz–15kHz. The off-axis response is relatively evenly attenuated at 90°, a sign that the mic’s off-axis response is uncolored.

Sound On Sound, 1994
I made my first tests on a nylon-strung acoustic guitar, an instrument that occasionally gives rise to problems because of its relatively low volume and mellow tone. … a spaced pair produced an instantly usable sound, with one mic picking up the depth of the body tone and the other the detail and articulation from the neck. There seemed to be no obvious coloration, yet the sound was bright and lively without being thin.

Additional details on this microphone are forthcoming.

The Oktava MK-011 is also known as: MK011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 25mm
240 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
170g (6.00oz) 190mm (7.48'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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