Cardioid dynamic microphone for broadcast, pod-casting or stage use

  • Rugged cardioid microphone
  • Optimised for broadcast applications
  • Frequency response optimised for intelligibility
  • Internal elastic capsule suspension reduces handling noise
  • Matt black colour

The MD 300 is a rugged cardioid dynamic microphone suitable for “on air” radio broadcast as a presenter (or guest) microphone.  It is also excellent for podcasts or for use on stage or in a studio for instrumental pick-up.

The MD 300 is a high-quality dynamic microphone with a frequency response of the transmission factor that has been optimised for intelligibility. It features an especially
accurate resolution at high frequencies and a well-balanced low-frequency transmission. It is insensitive to movements of the recorded sound source thanks to the cardioid polar pattern.  The MD 300 is useful as close-talking microphone for announcers of broadcasting services as well as for high-quality recordings of vocalists and instrumental soloists during live performances.
Acoustic specifications
A dynamic capsule with a cardioid polar pattern is inserted in the MD 300 as sound transducer. The frequency response has been optimised for low recording distances with an accentuation of approximately 2 dB between 2 kHz and 8kHz to raise the speech and high-frequency presence. The change of the low end frequency response caused by the proximity effect is well-balanced without a very strong overemphasis at small microphone distances.
Electrical specifications
The sound transducer of the MD300 is a moving-coil one. The microphone is connected by a standard 3-pin XLR-male plug with a symmetrical connection assignment. Because of the balanced low-impedance output, the MD300 can be used with longer cable lengths with negligible distortion. The polarity of the microphone is in accordance with DIN 60268-4.
Mechanical specifications
The housing of the microphone is equipped with an integrated internal thread at the plug side that allows fixing elastic or inflexible holders, which are available as accessories. This allows using the microphone with studio “Anglepoise®” type microphone arms or stand mountings and also as handheld microphone if needed. The capsule is mounted elastically in the housing to attenuate structure-borne sounds and impulses. If a higher attenuation of such influences is required, it can be achieved by using elastic holders and suspensions, which are available as accessories. Because of the weight of 330 g (without accessories), the MD 300 can be used for longer periods as handheld microphone with negligible distortion.

The matt black colour means that the microphone is non-reflective which meansd that it is unobtrusive should there be cameras in the radio studio (which seems to be very popular nowadays).

Finish: matt black (earlier versions were dark grey S139 Nextel®)

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MD 300 Data Sheet

Supplied with:

MD 300 microphone with MH 80 microphone holder
MD 300 microphole with MH 30 “half moon” swivel mount
MD 300 microphole with EA 30 suspension with or without P 30 pop killer

Optional Accessories:

Microphone holder – MH 80
Microphone “swivel” holder MH 30
Elastic suspension EA 30
XLR cable, 10m – C 70

The Rycote/Gefell G-USM “Lyre” suspension is also highly suitable for this microphone.