Miktek MK300 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Multi-pattern Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone
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A Value-packed Condenser with Signature Miktek Sound!

Elevate your recordings with the Miktek MK300 condenser microphone! The response offered by this value-packed mic is reminiscent of Miktek's more expensive offerings, achieving clear highs, an open midrange, and round lows. At Sweetwater, we placed the MK300 in front of acoustic instruments and guitar amps. We used a pair for drum overheads. We captured studio-quality vocals. The MK300 excels on just about everything! Three switchable polar patterns, a highpass filter, and a -10dB pad bring even more versatility to this workhorse microphone.

Just because it has a project studio price tag doesn't mean that Miktek cut any corners when designing the MK300. A new custom capsule was developed for the MK300 utilizing dual 1" diaphragms that were crafted using 5-micron Mylar with a 0.4-micron layer of evaporated gold. Each diaphragm is precisely tensioned and mounted to a carefully tuned back plate. The MK300 is loaded with high-quality components, including a custom transformer and hand-selected transistors. If you're searching for an expensive-sounding mic with that sought-after vintage quality, the Miktek MK300 condenser microphone definitely gets you in the ballpark.

Miktek MK300 Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Multi-pattern large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone
  • Value-packed mic reminiscent of Miktek's more expensive offerings
  • Switchable cardioid, bidirectional, and omnidirectional polar patterns
  • Highpass filter for reducing low-frequency noise and rumble
  • -10dB pad for recording loud sound sources
  • Sounds great on acoustic instruments, guitar amps, drums, and vocals
  • Includes vinyl pouch, swivel mount, and shockmount

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type FET Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Diaphragm Size 1"
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 127dB
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 81dB, 76dB, 72dB (varies by pattern)
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter 100Hz
Pads -10dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.54 lbs,
Included Accessories Vinyl Pouch, Swivel-mount, and Shock-mount
Manufacturer Part Number MK300

Customer Reviews

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Is a single Mic blue grass set up for you?

Having little to no experience in the "sound" aspect of playing live, my "Feast" band has had a lot of mic problems. A blue grass player told me the best and easiest solution was to go to a single Mic BG set up which will pick up both voices and instruments. I did the research but still had questions... and when Brandon called to see if I had any needs... I unloaded on him... ;) . He helped me pick out the Mic in my price range, answered my questions and now our sound set up is complete! The fact that Sweetwater has a store here in IN is icing on the cake as I'm buying locally supporting people who live locally. Thank you guys!!
Music background: Mandolin player for a Gypsy/Pirate/Traditional band

Wow...just wow!

I own many microphones including the cv3. I bought this because I travel a lot and it was relatively cheap and they claimed it had the Miktek signature sound so I went for it and I absolutely can't believe it....I'm blown away! I tried this microphone on everything and I love it, but I think it sounds best with vocals and The build quality is amazing. Don't hesitate... pick up that phone and grab this thing. It's the best $ I ever spent and I'm kidding you not I have a lot of microphones. Big Thanks to Matt masek at sweetwater for recommending this gem to me

Only one complaint. Only got one

I'm new to recording but not being recorded. Over my career I've been blessed to have been a part of group with 3 gold records. Having recorded in some of our country's top studios I have knowledge of what great microphones sound like. So now back to the review of the Miktek MK300. I started building my home studio with Focusrite Clarett 8preX coupled with Focusrite's Octopre. I already had great drum mic's but wanted a good vocal condenser, only problem was only had a few hundred to spend. Talked to David Hess and he hooked me up with Miktek's MK300. Told me this was their least expensive mic but not to be deceived as it was a professional microphone with great versatility. I almost went with another brand but glad I didn't. After receiving I recorded my first home studio song. Started my mix and what came back was nothing short of perfect tone and clarity. I'm not in anyway a great singer but given the right song I hold my own. The build quality is second to none. I can say without a doubt the Miktek MK300 in my opinion is in the same sound quality of any high priced microphone. Don't think twice and call David Hess and order this incredible mic. Like I said, only complaint is only having one...Dave I will be calling you myself. Great job Sweetwater and MIktek.
Music background: Over 40 years a professional drummer

Inconceivably Good!

In my many years of recording, I have used many mics, some very expensive and some not-so expensive. They have included brands like Miktek, Blue, AKG, Royer/Mojave, Shure, Rode, Groove Tubes, ADK Custom Shop, Beyer, Sterling, Neumann, SE Electronics, and Audio-Technica. Let me say that with all the mics I have used, I have always been struck by the sound and quality of Miktek. There is just something special that these mics have over many others. Some kind of extra magic that seems to consistently find its way into the mix. I first discovered this years ago when I upgraded my main tube mic from a Rode K2 to a Miktek CV4. The difference was beyond words. That doesn't mean the Rode was bad, but the Miktek was special with a unique and moving character. Almost like it was an instrument in its own right, both alive and organic in its response to anything put into it. This brings me to my review of the MK300. When I first saw this mic, I wasn't really interested in what was described as a "value" or "project studio" mic. Usually when I see those words, I think "sibilant" and "hard to mix". However, I was looking for a new mic and kept finding myself wondering about this one in particular. I mean, there are plenty of legendary mics like the SM7B or 57 that are around this price point, so maybe it would be worth a try? Since I couldn't find any reviews or demos of the MK300, I decided to compare the spec sheets of the MK300 and C7. After realizing how close they were, I began to understand what this mic was about. It wasn't simply a cheap mic. It was rather a more affordable version (outsourced w/ Miktek parts) of their more expensive mics. I called up Miktek to see if they could give me a little more information and they were super helpful. They confirmed my thoughts and even admitted to me that they may have priced it too low. Well, at this point I had to try it and ordered one that day. Got it in the mail, plugged it into my LA-610MKII and proceeded to pick my jaw up off the floor. This is a great mic! Although it happens to be priced very low, this is not a cheap mic. It is a mic that (in my opinion) is EVERY BIT AS GOOD as any Miktek I have used. It doesn't sound like a lesser or budget version of anything. Even if I had spent $1000 on it (thankfully I didn't), I wouldn't have been disappointed. It has all the Miktek vibe and mojo that you would expect. I actually did a shootout between the MK300 and the Miktek CV3, and for my voice, the MK300 won hands down. The CV3 was great, but the MK300 just fit me better and absolutely held its own. It is built like a tank and I wouldn't hesitate to use this on any session. Do yourself a favor and try one. I mean, at this price, it would be crazy not to. I may even have to buy a few more!
Music background: Producer, Artist, Studio Owner

Great sound, Great options

I don't get to do as much studio work as I would like right now, but I bought a pair of these for two reasons. 1. As a drummer, I've wanted a pair of mics that would open to me the option of M/S recording for Overheads, as that is my overhead style of choice. 2. I needed higher quality LDC's in my mic locker. I got to talk to the managing director of Miktek while I was at gearfest, and he told me what I have read from a few others: same parts, outsourced labor. He mentioned that they may have priced too low, and that combined with the fact that most good things that are new gain some value over time, i decided to get them while I could afford them. Did I pay a little more than I planned? Yes. But I'm pretty happy that I did. These guys have a nice smooth sound. I ran some vocals through them with my grace m501 preamps, and wasn't as thrilled as I was when I demo'd them, so i would suggest that you pair them up with a little more colorful preamp to get the most out of them (I'm hoping to get a tube pre soon, so it will be interesting to see with that).
Music background: BA in music, church technical director, RecW Graduate,
See also: Condenser Mics, Miktek, Miktek Condenser Microphones