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CardioidOktava MK-519

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MK-519 is a large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone, with a fixed Cardioid polar pattern. It has an open headbasket design, high sensitivity and low self-noise.

The capsule has a 27.5mm diaphragm of 5-micron Mylar, and is center-terminated. This capsule is nearly the same as found in the MK-102 capsule head for the MK-012, as well as the MK-105, but has been modified to run at much higher polarization voltage (100V) for the MK-519.

A multipattern version of the MK-519 capsule is used in the MK-520 (essentially a three-pattern version of the MK-519).

The amplifier circuit is a new design for Oktava. It is implemented with surface-mount electronics, and has a transformerless output.

The mic employs a relatively large, single-layer, open-mesh headbasket with a domed top. This design minimizes standing waves and reflections that can muddy the sound of the microphone, but tends to require the use of an external pop filter for close-miked vocals.

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The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (21 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 27.5mm
Diaphragm gauge: 5 microns
60 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 124 dB
Self-noise: 13.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48±2v

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