Large Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

Our price:$2,399.00 GST
Order Code: DC-196-ANNIV

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Milab DC-196 Anniversary Edition is a compact and versatile studio microphone with different polar patterns, low self-noise and excellent SPL handling.

This DC-196 80th Anniversary Edition highlights the 80th anniversary of Pearl and Milab (1941-2021) and is coated in a beautiful red Nextel finish. All other attributes are identical to the more discreet, black DC-196.

The DC-196 is a versatile studio tool built around Milab’s rectangular capsule (the 2900). It offers low noise, selectable patterns (cardioid, omni, bidirectional), excellent SPL handling and an extremely smooth off-axis response – all in a very compact format. In fact, the DC-196 is one of the smallest large-diaphragm microphones ever produced.

Hand-crafted in Sweden, DC-196 shines on transient-rich sources like acoustic instruments and, thanks to the unique properties of the rectangular capsule, it excels in recording situations where a smooth off-axis response is crucial. This includes string ensembles and choirs, but also stereo setups like X/Y and Blumlein where large-diaphragm microphones are often avoided.

DC-196 Anniversary features:

  • Red Nextel coating
  • Milab 2900 rectangular capsule
  • Variable polar pattern
  • Rubber fitted capsule
  • Built-in pop protection
  • 12 dB attenuation pad
  • Gold plated XLR connector

In the box:

  • DC-196 multipattern condenser (red)
  • 3227 shockmount
  • 3403 foam windscreen
  • Individual frequency graph
 Product name:  Milab DC-196
 Type:  Condenser
 Frequency response:  20 to 20,000 Hz
 Polar pattern:  Cardioid, Omni, Bidirectional
 Pre-attenuation pad:  -12 dB (switchable)
 Max SPL (1 % THD at 1 kHz):  132 dB
 Max SPL with 12 dB pad:  144 dB
 Sensitivity at 1 kHz:  21,5 mV/Pa (± 1 dB)
 A-weighted noise level (IEC 179-A):  11 dB (typical); 12 dB (max)
 Power supply:  48 ± 4 V Phantom (DIN/IEC)
 Current consumption:  4.2 mA
 Output impedance:  <200 Ω
 Minimum load impedance:  1 kΩ
 Connection:  3-pin XLR
 Length:  145 mm
 Diameter:  27 mm
 Net weight:  230 g

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