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Best-in-class microphone brand launches a modern take on a classic workhorse from the Golden Age of Hollywood Recording

 

Hollywood, CA, November 1, 2021 — Boutique microphone manufacturer Mojave Audio have announced the latest addition to their family of best-in-class handmade microphones: the MA-37. A modern take on the classic Sony C-37a – a workhorse from the Golden Age of Hollywood recording favored by The Wrecking Crew, Leonard Bernstein, and Mel Blanc — the MA-37 is a high headroom large-diaphragm tube condenser that updates the original design with modern components and workmanship for a rich, natural sound that imparts a smooth musicality on any instrument or voice. As with all Mojave Audio microphones, the MA-37 is hand-built with the same detailed craftsmanship that have made them essential in studios around the world. The MA-37 is available now for $3499 MAP.“The MA-37 is an updated take on a classic sound that is the perfect addition to any recording studio,” said Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman. “It excels with loud sound sources and smoothing out brittle high-end frequencies, bringing the natural sound of any instrument or voice forward and minimizing the need for excessive EQ-ing or post-processing.”

Mojave Audio MA-37Specifications:

  • Frequency response: 30 to 18,000 Hz. +- 3dB. (“M” setting)
  • Bass cut: M flat
  • V1 -3dB at 100 Hz.
  • V2 -3dB at 200 Hz.
  • Sensitivity: -46 dBv referred to 1 volt per pa.
  • Distortion: Not to exceed .5 percent at 134 dB.
  • Noise: Better than 18 dB.
  • Polar pattern: Choice of cardioid or omni; via mechanical shutter.
  • Impedance: 170 ohms, floating. Recommended load 1500 ohms or higher.
  • Power required: 115 or 230 VAC, 50 or 60 hertz; 5 watts.
  • 6 volts DC at 200 mA.
  • 140 volts DC at 1.5 mA. from dedicated power supply.

The MA-37 is available now for $3499 MAP. For more information and detailed specifications, please visit http://www.mojaveaudio.com/

About Mojave Audio

Mojave Audio was founded by Technical Grammy Award winning David Royer, widely known for his ribbon microphone designs with Royer Labs. Mojave Audio makes world-class microphones for Artists and Engineers who are passionate about their sound.

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