MSH-5 Specification

MSH-5 condenser microphone for harmonica

The MSH-5 was discontinued in May 2007.

The MSH-5 “Orange Crunch” is an electret condenser microphone that uses a 10mm cardioid capsule. Designed for use as a harmonica mic, it features built-in distortion and overdrive circuitry, and a tailored frequency response with a high-end rolloff above 8kHz. Use of a windscreen is required when close-micing harmonica.

The MSH-5 requires a phantom power supply of +18V to +48V with at least 3mA current available per microphone.

MSH-5 Specifications:

Type: 10mm cardioid electret condenser microphone with overdrive and distortion
Phantom Power: +18 to +48V required
Current: 3mA minimum
Recommended Input Impedance: 1kΩ minimum
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: variable, -20 to -36dBV/Pa
Total Harmonic Distortion, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: 1% typical
Maximum Recommended Level: 112dBSPL
Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -6dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 24dBA
Weight: 1.8oz (50g)
Dimensions: 2 13/16″ x 3/4″ø (72mm x 19mmø)

MSH-5 harmonica microphone frequency response chart