Beyerdynamic MC930 Microphones (Stereo Set)
Beyerdynamic MC930 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for miking choirs, orchestras and solo instruments...you name it and the MC930 delivers!
Caution: DO NOT buy the Beyerdynamic MC930 if you dislike detail and clarity unlike most small diaphragm condensors! Seriously...this is one serious performer with very nice off axis response and more detail than you may be used to. Overheads, choirs, room mic'ing, acoustic instruments, vocals...you name it and the MC930 delivers. Beyerdynamic is the "other" German mic company (that doesn't require the sale of your first born child!) with superior sound.
This high-quality, universal condenser microphone features an exceptional price/performance ratio.Features of the MC 930 are the wide frequency response of 40 - 20,000 Hz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 71 dB. The MC 930 is suitable for miking choirs, orchestras and solo instruments. Due to the switchable pre-attenuation of 15 dB it provides excellent performance at high sound pressure levels. The switchable bass roll-off filter with 6 dB/Octave at 250 Hz compensates for proximity effects. With the WS 101 wind screen the MC 930 can be used for vocal applications and speech.
The Beyerdynamic MC930 is phantom powered (11 - 52 V) and is suitable for live applications and installations. Due to its cardioid polar pattern, the MC 930 has a high-gain-before feedback and eliminates noise from the rear. It is not only a first-class tool for studios, but also for sound contracting systems, where excellent sound and maximum gain-before-feedback is required.
Beyerdynamic MC930 Microphone Features
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Switchable pre-attenuation -15 dB
- Switchable bass roll-off filter at 250 Hz
- Phantom power 11 - 52 V
- Home recording
- Live applications
- Vocals, Choirs
- Transducer type: True condenser
- Frequency response: 40 - 20,000 Hz
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Nominal impedance: 180
- Operating principle: Pressure gradient
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Although I ordered these for acoustic instruments primarily, it was going to be a bonus if I also liked them for Drum OH's. Well, they found a surprise use in a snare drum shootout tonight, and I am now switching from two separate dynamic mics to this MC930 pair on top/bottom for what is the fullest, most detailed, articulate, balanced, and natural sound I have ever gotten on snares! Not only that, but these mics give me my best hi-hat and kick drum rejection of anything I've ever tried. I may have to buy a second pair to use as Drum OH's! Can't wait to try them on acoustic piano.
Front end audio are second to none. The help and understanding I received from Alan was nothing short of excellent. I will be making all future US purchases with you.
I've recorded a particular school choir in many venues (including a number of Italian cathedrals; St. John the Divine cathedral in New York - 8 full seconds of natural reverb - go visit it if you can, especially if someone is singing, which happens often; and a worldwide choir competion in Wales). These remote venues called for my Sony PCM-D50 field recorder, and I've always been amazed how well it did. The stereo mics were wired to a decent Korg multitrack at my first use. I thought I'd some difference, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The sound was rich, clear, and detailed. I was close enough to the choir (about 5 ft above and slightly out from center, angled down and back) and the mics rejected enough audience noise such that there are only a couple times I can even hear the audience. A very impressive first trial. I can't wait to get these in the "studio" (actually a school choir room).
These are amazing for acoustic guitar!
One of the very best choices out there!!
I have been using these mics for acoustic guitar and drum OHs. I find them to be extremely sensitive and detailed with a very smooth and even midrange. Lots of "air" without being overly bright or harsh. Picked up the harmonic content of the acoustic guitar beautifully. Drum overheads sounded very full and the mics rejected room noise in a predictable manner consistent with my placement. Very useful low cut and pad switches. Also, the mic sounded great on a male vocalist with a somewhat breathy voice.
Dollar for Dollar, you cannot compare these mics to anything. The best $1,000 I ever spent. I've tried AKG, Shure, and Schoeps in my home studio
The AKG 451 are a good mic. Very comparable as overheads. The MC930 blows them away on acoustic instruments-MC930 +1
Shure Sm81 is not a good Overhead mic. It's OK on acoustic instruments but completely useless as an overhead. Tinny and harsh-MC930 +2
Shoeps are awesome, but I honestly prefer the MC930 for rock. The Schoeps are too soft-MC930 +3