Mojave MA-300 - Remotely controlled, continuously variable polar pattern selector

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  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking over the Mojave website and see they have their new MA300 online now. What I see different is the remotely controlled, continuously variable polar pattern selector.

    http://www.mojaveaudio.com/MA-300.html

    Anyone know what this means exactly?
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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    It's like other continuously-variable-pattern mics, I believe. I tried to find out the specifics by contacting them, but several weeks later they still haven't replied. Anyway, the other mics like this simply have a rotary pot that starts at "Omni" at one extreme, and as you rotate the control, ends up on "Figure *" at the other end. In between are various "shades" of Cardioid
    (Wide, Hyper, etc.), I want to say that the control is varying the bias between the dual capsules to determine the directionality.
     
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    Hi Moon, sounds right to me, thanks for explaining that so well. I contacted Dusty (from Mojave) yesterday so maybe he will chime in here and tell us more on it.
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it looks like a really nice arrangement, definitely worth the upgrade from the 200.
     
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    All of my tube mics have this on the power supply. And technically I think its as Moon said.
     

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