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Oktava MK-105

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  • MSRP: $700


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MK-105 Documentation

CardioidOktava MK-105

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MK-105 is a large-diaphragm, side-address, cardioid condenser. It uses the same transformerless impedance conversion circuit as Oktava’s famous MK-102 pencil mic, although reportedly incorporating some component upgrades popularized by aftermarket MK-012 modders.

The capsule is a single-sided version of the MKL-5000 tube microphone, introduced in 2003. We believe it is a 34mm capsule with 27.5mm diaphragms.

The MK-105 capsule can also be found in the MK-102 head.

The mic’s frequency response is nominally flat from 30–3000Hz, with a broad presence boost above 5kHz, peaking at +5dB above 10kHz. This reportedly gives the microphone a modern, “hi-fi” sound.

Michael Joly 2006
An interesting feature of the MK-105 is its off-axis rejection… 180° rejection increases to 16dB below 2kHz but the top end over 4kHz stays just 8–10 dB or so below the on-axis response. This means this mic has a very natural off axis response out to 90 degrees but with a noticably bright 180 degree response… Think of this mic being able to hear “room air”.

The Oktava MK-105 is also known as: MK105.

The mic was released in 2005.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (16 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 27.5mm
Capsule diameter: 34mm
Diaphragm gauge: 5 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 120 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
380g (13.40oz) 160mm (6.30'') 55mm (2.17'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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