Mojave Audio MA-200

Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Mic for Vocals and Instruments
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Royer Works His Magic on a Condenser Mic!

David Royer is known worldwide for his modern ribbon microphone designs. But years before Royer Labs opened, David designed and built custom vacuum tube condenser microphones for Los Angeles engineers and recording studios. His early mics were used on many hit recordings and, for engineers who know about them, they are highly prized possessions. David started a custom mic shop, Mojave Audio, and now Mojave has released the MA-200 tube condenser mic. And it's a beauty!

Mojave Audio MA-200 Tube Condenser Mic at a Glance:
  • A modern condenser mic with classic characteristics
  • Versatile studio performance on vocals and instruments
  • Precision construction with quality components

A modern condenser mic with classic characteristics
The MA-200 is the culmination of Royer's 20-plus years of custom microphone design. The large-diaphragm MA-200 gives warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high-frequency grunge so often encountered with modern condenser microphones.

Versatile studio performance on vocals and instruments
Try the MA-200 on lead and background vocals, voice overs, piano, acoustic instruments, drum overheads, orchestra, spot miking... You'll agree with the engineers who tested this mic that it evokes the characteristics of some of the best-loved vintage European microphones.

Precision construction with quality components
In a world of cookie-cutter imported mics the MA-200 is a breath of fresh air. Using hand-selected 3-micron gold-sputtered capsules, Jensen audio transformers, and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, Royer designed the MA-200 with an eye on premium performance.

Sweetwater is one of the select few dealers to carry the MA-200. Call us today to be among the first to get this no-compromise tube condenser mic!

Mojave Audio MA-200 Tube Condenser Mic Features:
  • Large-diaphragm tube condenser mic
  • Full, warm reproduction for vocals, piano, acoustic instruments, drum overheads, orchestra, and spot miking
  • Hand-selected 3-micron gold sputtered capsule
  • Jensen audio transformers
  • Military grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes
  • Frequency response 30Hz-18kHz, +/-2.5dB
  • Carry case, power supply, shock mount, and cables included
The Mojave Audio MA-200 Tube Condenser Mic is a sight for sore ears!

Additional Media

MA-200 Spec Sheet
MA-200 User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide
This Award-winning Mic Series Just Got Better
NAMM News: Mojave Audio MA-300
Mojave Audio MA-200 Review
Unusual Mic Placements
A Piece Of The Mojave

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Tube Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 30Hz-18kHz
Max SPL 120dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 80dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 14dB (A weighted)
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number MA-200

Customer Reviews

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This mic is so good I feel stupid for not buying it sooner. A good way to describe it is, everything so far, sounds real and right in the room. I use it for acoustic guitar and vocals, I wholeheartedly recommend this microphone.
Music background: Singer songwriter

I'm totally hook to this Mic!!!

Royer design it so imagine. A $995. Mic, this is one of L.A. secret weapon to track. This mic is a Cardioid Tube Condenser Mic, the capsule and transformer are top quality same as the sound of this mic. I use this for tracking Vocals, Voice Overs, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Drums O/H and Classical Instruments. A pair of this and you are in the ball park. The sound is Warn and Full bodied as spec of a good tube mic, also has a vintage but modern sound to it that make it so versatile and a good flat rate response. Under $1,000. this is what you want if you don't want to be broke, just kidding! Also the Blue Blueberry is a Awesome Mic in this same range, this Two Mic's I compare to Mic's costing twice or triple the $$$. This Mojave MA-200 is a must have!!! I highly recommend!!!
Music background: Sound Engineer, Mixer, Sound Editor, Post-Production ( foley ),Live Sound Engineer and Performer.

It Really Is That Good

My wife is really great putting up with my G.A.S., but when I showed her this mic and all the reviews, she told me to buy this mic NOW before it goes up in price. She's never said that about anything... and she's most always right. While there's not much I can add that hasn't already been said, this mic really is as good as the reviews let on. It's at least as good as anything I've ever used over the last 30+ years and better than 99.9%. And yeah, my wife loves it, too... :-)
Music background: Ex-Pro Guitarist, Recording Hobbyist

simply amazing

Simply amazing is the only way i can put it. If your deciding on a mic and this is in your price range. then this is the mic. The Mojave Ma-200 is worth twice the money.
Music background: recording engineer, project studio owner


I've been a home recording musician for many years. I even worked at Sweetwater for a short time. I did a mic blowout looking for a versatile mic that would work in many this price...this is it. Don't even bother messing with other mics around this price range. Snag it, enjoy it, and get ready some quality tracking!
Music background: Engineer, pro musician, guitar player, vocalist, keys

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

When we tested this mic in our studio, our engineers all said it sounded 'just like a very famous German mic, only sweeter'. The Mojave MA-200 is excellent for vocals and instruments. It has a warm low end; yet with crisp, airy highs normally found only in mics with a much higher price tag. A great all-around mic for every studio!

Peter Foster

Before I first used the MA-200, I assumed that it would be an "average" mic in the mid-level price range. I envisioned a decent replication of my sound followed by a constant agitation driven by a need for more. I found that after using this mic in a variety of settings, it would surpass my expectations far more than I could have ever expected. My research divulged the mastermind behind the creation of Mojave and its high-class microphones. David Royer combines his passion for quality music with his real life Naval experiences (acoustics and electronics) in an effort to provide the industry with a high-end sound at a mid-level price. He does just that. The crystalline clarity and the full-bodied warmth of this mic allowed me to record a classical guitar during the first half of my latest session and vocals to a hip hop track later on that evening. Its versatility in every scenario justifies its presence in professional studios time and time again. One could go as far as saying it would be the appropriate selection even if one was to pair J.S. Bach and a TR-808 in some bizarre parallel universe. These are our times... As music and technology continue to progress, the MA-200 continues to show how far ahead of its time it truly is. Whether it is a low budget home system or a multi-platinum destination studio, Mojave microphones deserve the first take on every track.
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