Beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo Set

Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic Pair with Bass Roll-off, Pad, Shockmounts, Windscreens, and Carrying Case
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Capture Premium Sound — in Stereo!

Capturing that "you are there" stereo sound can be harder than it appears. You need to start with the right tools for the job. That's what makes Beyerdynamic's MC 930 Stereo Set the perfect choice! Whether you're miking solo vocals, instruments, or choirs, you've got a matched mic pair that's ready for practically anything. The MC 930 Stereo Set excels on even loud sources, thanks to the mics' capability to handle high SPLs, as well as their switchable pads and bass roll-off filters. You'll appreciate this mic pair's cardioid pickup pattern, which rejects outside sounds very well. You also get two shockmounts, two windscreens, and a carrying case.

Beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo Set Small-diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair Features at a Glance:

  • Transducer type: True condenser

  • Operating principle: Pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Max. SPL at 1kHz: 125dB
  • Max. SPL with pre-attenuation: 140dB
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR male
  • Length: 128mm
  • Shaft diameter: 21mm
  • Two elastic suspensions
  • Two windscreens
  • Transport case
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Use Beyerdynamic's MC 930 Stereo Set and find out what a premium mic pair can do for your project!

Additional Media

MC 930 Stereo Set Spec Sheet
MC 930 Stereo Set User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide
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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 125dB (140dB w/Pad)
Output Impedance 180 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 71dB
Self Noise 16dB
Low Cut Filter 250Hz (-6dB/octave)
Pads -15dB
Connector XLR
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 471968

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Outstanding Microphones

I agree with the other reviewers, these microphones are outstanding for recording acoustic guitars. I have spent years looking for the right combination of gear to get a high quality acoustic guitar recording and I am thrilled with these microphones. Depending on your setup you can get a naturally bright or warm sound, and create a natural subtle chorus effect by positioning the microphones appropriately. I run them through an A Designs Pacifica, nail compressor, and EM-EQ2 equalizer. The ability to sculpt the sound is endless. I know most engineers recommend not using a compressor on acoustic guitar recordings. I find it depends on the guitar and how you are playing it. Light compression helps smooth out the peaks and using parallel compression helps to fine tune the effect.

Amazing Sound, Amazing Value.

I spent the last several months researching and listening to samples of numerous different SDC stereo pairs, which eventually led me to the Beyerdynamic MC930 Stereo Set. After thoroughly putting them through the paces, I can honestly say that these mic's have greatly exceeded my expectations. They sound absolutely stunning on my acoustic guitar. I had been using Rode NT5's for the last several years. And while the NT5's have been a decent value, they absolutely pale in comparison to the MC 930's. These mic's are far warmer, and substantially more detailed. I simply can't imagine a stereo SDC pair sounding better than these.
Music background: Producer\Composer\Songwriter

Great Under the Radar Mics

"Under the Radar" has become a cliche in the gear world, but these mics are truly of such high quality that you will wonder why more people don't use them. They may not suit all needs - basically this is a SDC mic that sounds warmer/rounder than most - great for acoustic guitars which is what I purchased them for. Plenty of detail, not harsh in the highs. There really aren't that many options out there for nice, warm sounding SDC's. These are Made in Germany, have nice built in pad & roll-off switches, and come with windscreens and shock-mount mic clips in a stereo pair. With another brand, they'd be twice as much... yet Beyerdynamic is known for high quality in other areas (esp. headphones) and has been making great mics for years. Wake up people!
Music background: musician

MC930's are Magical Microphones!!!

The Beyerdynamic MC930 mics are just amazing. I have a nice collection of small diaphragm condensers including Neumann KM184's and vintage AKG 451EB's. I've been in the recording biz since 1969, just to let you know. I never would have considered buying the MC930 if I hadn't been totally taken by surprise by an acoustic recording that had me stop in my tracks and say "wow, that sounds soooo good, what mics were used?" I was informed the MC930 was used. Since then, I've auditioned a number of recordings from chamber and classical to alternative folk and rock, for which the MC930's were used and they all just sounded sooooo good!!! These things sound great on anything, have nice pad and roll off switches, and have a remarkably hot output. Best of all, they are incredibly affordable for such a high quality German made microphone. Get 'em, you won't be disappointed!!!!!
Music background: Recording since 1969

One of the best kept secrets in the sdc world

These things sound way more expensive then they actually cost. The detail is just perfect, and the high end seems to go on forever without it ever getting strident or harsh. As drum overheads they can handle everything from jazz to metal, and as a stereo pair on my acoustic they bring out all the detail and warmth you could ask for. I rarely have phase issues when using them in stereo, and they also take eq very well. I'll put these up against way more expensive mics any day. I wish they had interchangeable capsules, but as a dedicated cardioid pair, I couldn's ask for more. Thanks Sweetwater.
Music background: Musician, Engineer, Songwriter
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