MSH-1 Specification

The MSH-1 series was discontinued in December 2007.  The X-X microphone uses the same capsule as the MSH-1/1X, with improved circuitry.

The MSH-1 is an electret condenser microphone that uses a 6mm omnidirectional capsule. Its frequency response is essentially flat from 20Hz to 20kHz. Due to the small size of the capsule, the MSH-1 has an incredibly accurate and lifelike sound that excels at concert and ensemble recording, room mics, choir, and organ; as well as applications such as string and wind instruments, percussion, piano, and acoustic guitar.

The MSH-1 is designed to work with low voltage and low current power supplies as well as standard phantom power. The MSH-1 requires a phantom power supply of +9V to +48V, and can also use plug-in power supplied by portable recorders, the MBB and XBB battery boxes, or Soundblaster®-compatible PC soundcards (with the appropriate adaptor cable as required).

The extended lead capsule mic MSH-1X is produced using the high SPL handling circuitry of the MSH-2. Its small capsule case makes it ideal for mounting to an instrument, placing on a flat surface as a boundary mic, or using as a lapel mic. A variety of mounting solutions are available.

The MSH-1X requires +9V to +48V phantom power. Upon request, the MSH-1X can be built with the low-power circuitry of the MSH-1; in that case, the specifications will be similar to the MSH-1, including the ability to use power supplies as low as +3V, and reduced SPL handling and sensitivity.

The MSH-1C and 1K were cardioid, high-SPL handling versions of the MSH-1 produced in 2006 and 2007. These microphones were intended for close-micing drums.

The MSH-1O was a high-SPL handling version of the MSH-1, produced in 2006. It was replaced with the MSH-2 for 2007. The MSH-1O had similar specifications as the MSH-1X.

 

MSH-1 Specifications

Type: 6mm omnidirectional electret condenser microphone
Phantom Power: +9V to +48V
Plug-in Power: +3V minimum
Current: 0.5mA minumum
Recommended Input Impedance: 1KΩ minimum
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -38dBV/Pa
Total Harmonic Distortion, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: 0.3% typical
Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 108dBSPL
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 10kHz
Self-Noise: 20dBA
Weight: 1.1oz (32g)
Dimensions: 2 3/4″ x 3/4″ø (70mm x 19mmø)

MSH-1C/K Specifications

Type: 6mm cardioid electret condenser microphone
Phantom Power: +18V to +48V required
Current: 3mA minimum
Recommended Input Impedance: 600Ω minimum
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -38dBV/Pa
Total Harmonic Distortion, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: 0.2% typical
Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 126dBSPL
Frequency Response: 80Hz to 12kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 3kHz; -10dB @ 10kHz
Self-Noise: 25dBA
Weight: 1.4oz (42g)
Dimensions: 2 3/4″ x 3/4″ø (70mm x 19mmø)

MSH-1X Specifications

Type: 6mm omnidirectional electret condenser microphone
Phantom Power: +9V to +48V required
Current: 3mA minimum
Recommended Input Impedance: 600Ω minimum
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -32dBV/Pa
Total Harmonic Distortion, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: 0.2% typical
Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 122dBSPL
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 10kHz
Self-Noise: 22dBA
Weight: 1.4oz (42g)
Dimensions (base): 2 3/4″ x 3/4″ø (70mm x 19mmø)
Dimensions (capsule): 1″ x 3/8″ø (25mm x 9mmø)