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Miktek C5MP Small Diaphragm Microphones (Matched Pair)

Miktek C5MP
Miktek C5MP
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Miktek C5MP Small Diaphragm Microphones (Matched Pair)

The Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone provides discerning engineers with a valuable new tool for the critical recording of acoustic instruments.

Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone Details

The Miktek C5 Small Diaphragm Microphone provides discerning engineers with a valuable new tool for the critical recording of acoustic instruments. The C5 pencil condenser, fitted with Miktek's 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 C5??s 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 packaged with a mic clip, a cardioid capsule, an omni capsule, and wooden presentation box. It comes with both . The C5 is also available 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
  • Cardioid Capsule and MK5b Omni Capsule
  • 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, Omni
  • 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

"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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Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2

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C5's February 23, 2016
Reviewer: J  
The C5 matched pair sounds wonderful! These mics are a big step up in clarity, smoothness, and overall quality of sound from the small diaphragms' I've used. I will be capturing many sources in the years to come with these babies. Props to the nice folks here at Front End for personable and exceptional service!

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Worthy addition to any mic cabinet July 26, 2011
Reviewer: Brandt  
First, let me explain that my four star rating means very little. At less than half the price of any mic I would consider giving a five star rating, these Mikteks would have to be given a six for value. They would make a great choice for someone wanting an articulate, natural sounding and well made mic without spending thousands. They also would make a wonderful alternative for someone who already owns some very high end microphones. The Mikteks may perhaps even embarrass a few of them. They are that good.

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