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MCE 530 Microphone Sets

Cardioidbeyerdynamic MCE 530

Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

The MCE 530 is an inexpensive, fixed-cardioid small-diaphragm FET condenser microphone.

The element is a back-electret design.

The amplifier requires phantom power. The mic will operate on as little as 11V, although below 48V the maximum SPL drops from 136dB to 126dB.

The mic body is plastic, reinforced with carbon fiber.

The beyerdynamic MCE 530 is also known as: MCE530.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
MCE 530 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (5 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 136 dB
Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
36g (1.27oz) 100mm (3.94'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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