Beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo Set Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphones

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GEARANK
93 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.
$999.00
Beyerdynamic

Like many of the mics here, the Beyerdynamic MC 930 is engineered with versatility in mind, following the tried and tested formula of combining a small diaphragm condenser capsule with high SPL handling features.

Beyerdynamic chose to equip this mic with the familiar cardioid polar pickup pattern, which makes it easy to work with. This is complemented by the built-in pad that provides 15dB attenuation, and bass roll-off filter for taming the excess lows.

It does an excellent job as overhead drum microphones with its innate transparent sound. And it also works well with other instruments, including vocals. It also has an aesthetic quality that screams premium, and rightly so given its high price tag.

Some retailers are shipping the MC 9300 with two shock mounts, two windscreens, and a carrying case, all of which add to its overall value and longevity.

While it does require a pretty hefty investment, those who own the Beyerdynamic MC 930 say that it is well worth the cost. It definitely wows clients both aesthetically and sonically.

Pros

  • Easy to position (Cardioid polar pattern)
  • Built-in -15db attenuation and bass roll off
  • Great for cymbals, instruments and even vocals
  • Premium look, build and sound quality

Cons

  • Above the common home studio budget

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dBV)
  • Impedance: 180 ohms, load impedance 1000 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 135 / 140 dB SPL (0 / -15 dB Pad) @ 1 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: Not specified
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 16dB (A weighted)
  • Power Requirements: 11V to 52V Phantom Power
  • Connection Material: Not specified
  • Weight: 4oz (115g)
  • Extras:Carrying Case, Mic Clips, Wind Screens, Low cut filter (switchable, 6 dB/octave at 250 Hz), Pad ( -15 dB)

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Gearspace turk sanchez 94/100
Recording Hacks Matthew McGlynn 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Polar Pattern

Beyerdynamic MC 930 Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Beyerdynamic MC 930 Frequency Response