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Cardioidbeyerdynamic MC 834

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MC 834 is a general-purpose studio condenser microphone, suitable for instrument or vocal recording.

It has a fixed cardioid pickup pattern.

Onboard switches provide a 3-way pad (-10dB, -20dB, 0dB) and a 3-way high-pass filter (flat, -6dB @ 80Hz or 160Hz).

The mic requires phantom power, but can operate at as low as 11V (presumably with some loss of sensitivity and SPL capability).

The MC834 ships with an elastic suspension mount (p/n EA 37).

The beyerdynamic MC 834 is also known as: MC834.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
MC 834 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 40 - 18,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 80Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 160Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
180 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 150 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
290g (10.23oz) 165mm (6.50'') 37mm (1.46'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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