Pure Russian innovation since 1947

Studio Condenser Microphone

Nevaton’s MC420 is a classically designed studio condenser microphone that maintains the level of sound quality Nevaton is known for, while remaining affordable. The MC420 performs well as a vocal microphone and for recording most acoustic instruments. It is also well suited for voice over, post-production, and broadcast.

The MC420 is available with cardioid and omni-directional polar patterns. It shares the same 24mm large-diaphragm capsule as the Nevaton MC51, and carries a linear sensitivity throughout its entire frequency range. The amplifier is built to the Class ‘A’ transformerless standard and all transistors pass a special selection process to guarantee minimal self-noise levels. The MC420 operates on 48V phantom power and a gold-plated XLR-connector is used as an output-connector. It can handle SPL up to 135 dB without distortion. The microphone’s internal components are elastically mounted to lower vibration and handling noise to an absolute minimum. The result is a warm, revealing sound with clear midrange and natural bass.

Like all Nevaton microphones, the MC420 is 100% handmade. Each microphone is carefully tested in an anechoic chamber to ensure a level of quality that easily competes with Europe’s top brands. The Nevaton MC420 is packaged in a fine wooden box and comes with a two-year extended manufacturer’s warranty. Matched stereo pairs are available.

MC420 Technical Specifications

Electronic Characteristics
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Fixed directional pattern Cardioid, omni
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Output sensitivity: 12 ± 2mV/Pa
Equivalent SPL din/IEC 651: 14 dB-A
Maximum SPL: 135 dB for 0.5% THD
Dynamic range: 121 dB
Self noise (DIN / IEC): 14 dB-A
Nominal impedance: 50 Ω
Recommended load: 1 k Ω
Phantom powering: 48V ± 4V
Current supply: 10 mA
Physical Characteristics
Connector: XLR-male
Weight: 10.93 oz. (310 g)
Length: 6.8" (175 mm)
Body diameter: 1.18" (30 mm)
Head diameter: 1.97" (50 mm)
© Copyright 2017 Nevaton Microphones. All rights reserved.