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Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The MK-220 is a large-diaphragm, multipattern FET condenser microphone based on Oktava’s popular MK-319.

It shares the domed headbasket design of the MK-319, the 28mm diaphragm with perforated “resonator disc,” the -10dB pad and high-pass filter. The transformer in both mics is identical.

The MK-220 differs in that the capsule has dual diaphragms, and the mic has a rotary pattern-selection switch that allows selection of Cardioid, Omni, or Bidirectional pickup patterns.

Like the MK-219 (which shares the MK-319’s 28mm single-sided capsule) and MK-319, the MK-220 is likely an excellent candidate for mods, because the capsule is generally considered to be good, if dark sounding, and the stock transformer is as well.

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The mic was released in 2005.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
MK-220 Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
MK-220 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
MK-220 Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 18,000 Hz)
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 18,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 18,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 28mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 140 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
620g (21.87oz) 205mm (8.07'') 52mm (2.05'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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