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Oktava MK 220

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Switchable directional characteristics: cardioid, omnidirectional and Figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20 - 18000 Hz
  • Output Sensitivity mV / PA: > 7
  • Max SPL 0.5% THD: 140 dB
  • Inherent noise (DIN): > 14 dBA
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • -10 DB pad switch
  • High pass filter
  • Weight: 620 g
  • Length: 205 mm
  • Max. diameter: 54 mm
  • Incl. microphone holder
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Further information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No
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Great value for money, good sound quality

24.08.2016
So I've had this mic for about 6 months and it might seem an odd choice, but I specifically bought this as a vocal mic - a female vocal mic.

Why? Well most vocal mics have a presence peak centered in the upper mids, which on female vocals can add a needed edge or can cut your head off. This mic actually does a cut around 7K or so, which is very useful on a lot of different voices. I'm not a fan of terribly bright mics, and the top boost on this is subtle enough not to sway me.

The next great feature, it has selectable patterns. Meaning we can stick it on Omni and throw it back a few feet and we have a great room mic sound. I've used this on 2 of the last EP's I engineered and it was my go-to reverb and it sounded great (and the singer loved it in their headphone feed, made doing takes way faster). It also sounds great as a drum room mic. Omni LDC's are a beef sound, less accurate than their SDC brothers but maybe a little more..pleasing?

The downsides? Well the switches feel flimsy and wont handle much abuse, and the shockmount is separate. It comes with a clip but the thing is pretty poor. It looks like you're hanging the mic off the tab from a soda can! Just consider it part of the cost, and it's still great value for money.
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Good all-rounder

BigN., 07.02.2016
I needed a cheap large diaphragm,
Mainly for acoustic guitars,
But with the option to more ...

There was then plenty of choice and so was
My decisive criterion is that the octava the heights
Not as over-stressed as many other favorable large-diaphragm membranes.

Also pleasant, I think that the switches are easy to recognize.
If one times for singers inside the light dim, some can
Microswitch quite annoying!

The processing I would value as "okay".
The switches could run somewhat tighter and the internal thread
The bracket is also a little bulky. Made in Russia ;-)

On the whole, an unspectacular work horse,
Which does its service.
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