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Oktava ML-52-01

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $625


ML-52-01 Documentation

BidirectionalOktava ML-52-01

Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

The Oktava ML-52-01 is an variation on the ML-52 (aka ML-52-02), which was introduced 5 years earlier. The ‘01 has an improved internal blast filter, which provides two benefits:

  • better protection of the ribbons from blasts of air and from moisture
  • reduced LF sensitivity, which helps counteract proximity effect when close-miking.

In all other respects, the 52-01 is identical to the 52-02; see the ‘02 page for history, details, mods, and more.

In September, 2009, Oktava retailer Oktava-Online began offering the ML-52-01-L, which upgrades the ML-52-01 with a Lundahl LL2912 transformer.

The Oktava ML-52-01 is also known as: 52-01, ML5201, ML-52-01-L.

The mic was released in 2005.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (1.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
dual 2.5-micron, 50mm aluminum ribbons 300 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 135 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
590g (20.81oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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