Mojave MA-200 vs. MA-201 fet

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by BobRogers, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    Has anyone done an A/B with these? I was very impressed with the MA-100 we used as the mystery mic at Jeremy's place during the ribbon shootout. I've liked various samples and recordings made with the MA-200 and 201. But I've never heard a side-by-side comparison, and I don't see anyone comparing them in the archives. Anyone?
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Home Page:
    I have a couple of MA-200 as well and have not had the opportunity to compare either. I can ask John from Royer to pop in and share some insight. This will help build this thread which will help google, potential users from abroad.
     
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Location:
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Mic Testing – CAD E300 vs. Ma-200 vs. Ma-201 FET article
    I think this is a voiceover test Mojave MA-200, MA-201, JZ BH-1 and a U67 just 'cause I can - 3dB[/url" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">
    I haven't found any A/B samples and I looked a few times which is one of the reasons I was interested in your potential test.
     
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    Thanks for the links. I had seen the first article but had not heard the VO clips.
     
  5. Dustywake

    Dustywake Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Location:
    So. California
    Home Page:
    Here's what I hear - the MA-200 has a little more air way up top and is more sensitive. The MA-201fet, which has faster transient response, is a little more forward in the presence band. It's also 5dB less sensitive (which = more headroom) and can handle higher spl. User response has been a about 50/50 on vocals. For drum OHs, it's also about 50/50. Generally, the MA-200s wins for the more hi-fi sources, the MA-201fet wins for more aggressive sources.
    But they are close - when ABd, they definitely sound related.
    Hope this help. There's audio samples of both at Mojave Audio - Professional Condenser Microphones by David Royer
     
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Home Page:
    Here is an excellent clip on Mojave needing to be posted here. Kudo's Dusty!

     
  7. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Then I saw her transformer...Now I'm a believer. Thanks that was insightful.
     
  8. thatjeffguy

    thatjeffguy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Vashon Island, Washington
    Home Page:
    Wow, cool video, thanks for posting that, audiokid!

    I just purchased my MA-200 about a month ago. I don't have a 201 to compare it to, but I will say that it is by far the warmest mic I own on vocals. Makes my U87 sound almost brittle when I A-B them!
    I haven't had the chance to really run it through it's paces, but I'm really liking what I'm hearing so far.

    Jeff
     
  9. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    Well, I never got to do the grand shootout I wanted, but I purchased an MA-200 a week or two ago. So far I've just compared it directly with my other two LDCs. It has more air than my AKG 414 B-ULS and is warmer than my Rode K2. Easily the best of the three for the female vocalist I will be recording next. Also the hands down winner for a twangy tenor male vocalist. For my own raspy baritone voice there were some that liked the K2 better.
     
  • AT5047

    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice