M-Audio Nova Condenser Microphone

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Powered by a 1.1" gold diaphragm and Class A solid-state electronics, the M-Audio Nova condenser mic gives you professional quality at an entry-level price.

Using manufacturing breakthroughs pioneered by M-Audio's popular Luna and Solaris, the Nova cardioid microphone redefines the entry-level price point for quality studio condenser microphones. Its 1.1 in. evaporated gold diaphragm is mounted in a solid brass capsule, ensuring recordings that are faithful to the source, and the Class A solid state electronics are engineered for low noise, distortion and coloration. At this staggeringly low price, these puppies will turn up everywhere.


- Affordable large capsule cardioid condenser
- 1.1" evaporated gold diaphragm
- Solid brass body and capsule
- 20Hz-18kHz frequency response
- Includes hard mount, soft case and XLR cable

- Type: Large diaphragm condenser, gold evaporated
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz-18 kHz
- Sensitivity: 16 mV/Pa (-36 dBV)
- Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 128 dB
- Equivalent Noise Level: 14 dB A weighted
- Output Impedance: 200 ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: > 1,000 ohms
- Preamp Topology: Class A FET preamp
- Power Requirement: 48V phantom power
- Connector: 3-pin male XLR
- Grille and Body: Wire mesh grille and body, all brass
- Finishing: Silver nickel plating
- Size: 7.3" (h) x 1.9" (w)
- Weight: 23 oz.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (57 ratings)
Submitted February 15, 2006 by a customer from gmail.com

"A workhorse that can do it all!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you're wondering whether or not to get this mic chances are that you need it. If you're a professional you're going to get something more expensive (the merits of doing so are questionable however) but if you're just getting started like myself into the world of digital recording this is the work horse for you.
I'm not a studio professional but this mic sounds wonderful to my ears! I bought it mostly for acoustic guitar but also planned on doing some amp micing and vocal work with it. I've found that it has done all of these with great results!
There are no pad switches or anything like that, it's a plug and go mic, which I like. While it would be nice to have different patterns to choose from so far I haven't found that I need them.
This thing is a miniature tank! I can't believe how heavy duty it is and the screen is double mesh so it's not cheap looking. The whole mic is very nice.
This is a great mic for someone like myself who's venturing from a cheap Radio Shack mic to this big world of recording. I bought my used so I got an even better deal than buying it retail.
The Wow Factor
It looks very professional, it sounds very professional and it's only $99, what more could you ask for?

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