Milab DC-196 Condenser Microphone, WhiteMilab DC-196 Condenser Microphone


Condenser Microphone

The DC-196 condenser microphone is designed for professional vocal and instrumental work, both on stage and in the studio. This microphone contains a large, rectangular membrane capsule that provides a full-bodied, exceptionally clean sound with natural brightness. The DC-196 has a variable polar pattern that is easily adjusted with a knob into three positions: omni, cardioid, and figure-eight. It is equipped with -12dB pre-attenuation, and is able to handle sound pressure levels (SPL) higher than 144dB.

The body of the DC-196 is made of solid brass, and connects with a standard 3-pin XLR connector. It is packaged in a black leatherette box and comes with a suspension shockmount. An individual frequency curve is also included.

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DC-196 Technical Specifications

Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni, & Figure-Eight
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Pre-Attenuation (switchable): -12 dB
Max SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz): 132 / 144 dB
Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 21.5 mV / Pa 1 dB
A-Weighted Noise Level (IEC 179-A): 12 DB
Power Supply: 48 V 4 V Phantom
Current Consumption: 4.2 mA
Output impedance: < 200 Ω
Minimum Load Impedance: 1 k Ω
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Length: 5.71" (145 mm)
Diameter: 1.06" (27 mm)
Weight: 8.11 oz. (230 g)

DC-196 Frequency Chart

Milab DC-196 Frequency Chart

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