Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone Details
The Miktek C5 pencil condenser provides discerning engineers with a valuable new tool for the critical recording of acoustic instruments. The C5, fitted with our MK5a, 0.5-inch cardioid capsule, produces a super-linear, full-bodied response. The capsule employs a 5-micron tensioned Mylar diaphragm, on which a 0.5-micron layer of evaporated gold is applied. Tight tolerances and special attention to precise machining of the backplate, and acoustical porting, produces an off-axis response that ensures the accuracy of the microphone.
The C5ís head amplifier has been designed around the AMI T5 transformer and, together with the implementation of high quality components including hand-selected transistors, offers a sweet response reminiscent of the iconic classic mics of the past. The Miktek C5 is perfect for recording acoustic instruments including violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, brass, woodwind, and piano. The C5 produces excellent results on drums as overheads or hi-hat mics.
The Miktek C5 is hand built using components from the US, Europe and Asia, and is tested and packaged in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Each microphone includes its serialized frequency response graph created during final testing.
The C5 is available as a single instrument packaged with a mic clip and wooden presentation box, or as a matched pair packaged with two clips in a wooden box and set inside an aluminum case. Matched-pair accessories include two shock mounts, windscreens and a stereo bar.
Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone Features
- MK5a 0.5-inch Cardioid Capsule with 5-micron Mylar, Evaporated Gold Diaphragm
- AMI T5 Transformer
- Hand-selected Transistors
- Individual serialized Frequency Response Graph
- Available as a single mic in a wood Presentation Case with Mic Clip; or
- Available as a stereo matched pair with wood Presentation Case with Mic Clips, Shock-mounts, Windscreens, Stereo Bar Set, in a rugged aluminum carrying case
Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone Specifications
- Type: Small diaphram Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20~20000Hz
- Equivalent Noise Level: 17dB
- Dynamic range: 109dB
- S/N Ratio: 77dB
- Max. SPL: 126dB
- Power Supply: 48V phantom
- Power Consumption: 0.5mA
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What We Think - Miktek C5 Review
"The Miktek C5 Microphone really is a stunning microphone that really has no specific equal. This really has to do with the fact that where most other small diaphragm mics will transduce the sound in a rather flat fashion (which is perfect for some applications), the Miktek seems to reproduce with a very 3D and technicolor spin on the reality that is presented to it. I know that sounds fantastical and all, but just listen to it; this mic is pretty frickin' incredible (as are all the Miktek mics) and I'm sure that you'll agree once you try them for yourself. This is not a "thin" or whispy small diaphragm microphone - if you don't want guts and punch, then you're going to need to pull out those filters and crank 'em up high. This is undoubtedly a full-range microphone. As an unabashed ribbon microphone nut, this is one of the few condenser microphones that I have heard in a while that has made me say 'I have to have a pair'."
Alan Moon - Front End Audio
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