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Sonodore Spot Microphone MPM-12 with a copy of the legendary AKG CK12 capsule.

The Sonodore MPM-12 is a multi pattern microphone for universal applications.
The aim of the design of this microphone was to find an other 1" capsule than the one in the MPM-81.
The choice fell on a copy of the legendary AKG CK12 capsule because of his reputatiom.
The capsule is combined with the high quality Sonodore electronics.

The result is a superb and all round general purpose microphone for all kinds of single instruments.
The MPM-12 has a warm, natural an airy sound with a good impulse response.

Design Features
At the heart of the microphone is a 1" dual mylar capsule, copy of the AKG CK12.
The polar pattern can be set infinity between omnidirectional,  cardioid, and figure 8.

The MPM-12 will be supplied with the low distortion and with listening tests optimized
fet amplifier.

Materials
Only materials of the highest quality are used to ensure maximum reliability under tough
professional use. This means:

  • use of gold-plated contacts only
  • electronic components are selected for their proven quality in audio specific
    equipment, handpicked,  and individually tested.
  • specially coated circuit boards for optimal protection against damp and moisture
  • use of a special process for the production of printed circuit boards, which ensures
    the purity of the copper pathways, resulting in greater stability and performance of
    the circuit design.
  • The electronic circuit and components are optimized with listening tests.
     

 

Power supply
As part of the initial Sonodore philosophy, the microphone is 'active' powered via a
separate power supply PS-71, PS-71D instead of using standard phantom power.
Phantom-fed microphones are inherently less suitable for high-quality audio usage
since they work as compressors: when, for instance, high dynamics are required,
strong demands are made on the current supply of the phantom.
As a result, the current supply drops drastically and the stereo image and frequency
response collapse with it.
To avoid this, the MPM-12 is available in a version with a separate power supply which
allows a high-grade and exceptionally low-distortion amplifier to be placed directly in the
microphone body.
With active powering, the microphone current flows through a separated wire.

 

 

The microphone is supplied with:

  • Rycote suspensions USM
  • Microphone cable, Mogami 2534 with Neutrik gold contact connectors.
  • or the van den Hul Integration Hybrid cable van den Hul
  • Aluminium case


Typical cardioid on-axis frequency response:

 

Technical Specifications MPM-12
Acoustical operating principe: 2 pressure gradient transducers  
Directional pattern: omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure 8
Frequency response: 5 Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 9mV/Pa
Maximum sound pressure level: 157 dB SPL peak
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: 13dB cardioid.l
Output impedance: 39 Ohms
Cable drive capability: > 100m
Amplifier components: Fet, transistors
Weight: 400g
Length: 162mm (6.38)
Diameter: 52mm (2,05)
Matching connector (to microphone): 5-pin XLR female
Powering: see different models 
 

 

Different MPM-12 models

Fet, multi pattern with active 60V powering (5pin XLR).
Different power supplies:
PS-71 is a 1 channel power supply.
PS-71D is a 2 channel power supply.

 

 

Sonodore price list with Mogami cable