What the heck's an Oktava MK012?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Geoffc, Feb 2, 2002.

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  1. Geoffc

    Geoffc Guest

    Musician's friend has the highly touted Oktava MC012's with 3 capsules for $249. They also have the cardiod MK012 for $99. What is it? How does it related to the MC012? Is it just a single pattern MC012? Thanks.
  2. LittleJames

    LittleJames Active Member

    Nov 9, 2001
    I think they're the same mic and musiciansfriend is simply calling the mic without the optional heads the MK012. They probably do that for inventory or so one might think that the MC is better than the MK when they're really the same capsule. Oktava doesn't show a MK012 mic on their site.

    I own two MC012 w/o the optional heads and for the price its sounds great.
  3. Tacket

    Tacket Guest

    I saw the same ad. I don't know if their dressing these mics up or what now, but they sell the multicapsule mic set in a wood box now?? I got mine the same plastic case as the cardiod only model, but it just had more slots inside the case for the extra caps.

    Great mics for the price. Do be sure to test a bunch out before you buy. Quality control aint the best thing over there in Oktava land, at least not the ones that Guitar Center/Musician's Friend are getting. You can get hand picked ones from The Sound Room, but you pay for it...
  4. Geoffc

    Geoffc Guest

    Yeah, I just checked the sound room-almost $200 each for the single capsule, and about $429 or something for matched pairs. Quite different from $99 each. I wonder if it's worth chancing it on a pair of $99 ones?
  5. rivers

    rivers Active Member

    Jun 11, 2001
    do a google search on the Octavas....its been hashed and rehashed several thousand times.I've got a pair from the SoundRoom which I like a lot and use all the time.I found the extra dollars for the Sound Room pair to be worth it.
  6. Dan-O

    Dan-O Guest

    I got my pair through GC when they first ran this special. Great deal. I might pick up one more now that I know they (GC) are doing it again. I need another for larger drum sets that utilize more that two toms. I love them for toms.

  7. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    Definitely get them from the Soundroom. Someone has then handpicked and even frequency matched (if you want) a pair for you. Taylor is also really cool to deal with and they stand behind their products.
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