Sonodore Spot Microphone MPM-12 with a copy of the legendary AKG CK12 capsule.
The Sonodore MPM-12 is a multi pattern microphone for universal applications.
The aim of the design of this microphone was to find an other 1" capsule than the one in the MPM-81.
The choice fell on a copy of the legendary AKG CK12 capsule because of his reputatiom.
The capsule is combined with the high quality Sonodore electronics.
The result is a superb and all round general purpose microphone for all kinds of single instruments.
The MPM-12 has a warm, natural an airy sound with a good impulse response.
At the heart of the microphone is a 1" dual mylar capsule, copy of the AKG CK12.
The polar pattern can be set infinity between omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure 8.
The MPM-12 will be supplied with the low distortion and with listening tests optimized
Only materials of the highest quality are used to ensure maximum reliability under tough
professional use. This means:
- use of gold-plated contacts only
- electronic components are selected for their proven quality in audio specific
equipment, handpicked, and individually tested.
- specially coated circuit boards for optimal protection against damp and moisture
- use of a special process for the production of printed circuit boards, which ensures
the purity of the copper pathways, resulting in greater stability and performance of
the circuit design.
- The electronic circuit and components are optimized with listening tests.
As part of the initial Sonodore philosophy, the microphone is 'active' powered via a
separate power supply PS-71, PS-71D instead of using standard phantom power.
Phantom-fed microphones are inherently less suitable for high-quality audio usage
since they work as compressors: when, for instance, high dynamics are required,
strong demands are made on the current supply of the phantom.
As a result, the current supply drops drastically and the stereo image and frequency
response collapse with it.
To avoid this, the MPM-12 is available in a version with a separate power supply which
allows a high-grade and exceptionally low-distortion amplifier to be placed directly in the
With active powering, the microphone current flows through a separated wire.
The microphone is supplied with:
- Rycote suspensions USM
- Microphone cable, Mogami 2534 with Neutrik gold contact connectors.
- or the van den Hul Integration Hybrid cable van den Hul
- Aluminium case
Typical cardioid on-axis frequency response:
Technical Specifications MPM-12
Acoustical operating principe: 2 pressure gradient transducers
Directional pattern: omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure 8
Frequency response: 5 Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 9mV/Pa
Maximum sound pressure level: 157 dB SPL peak
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: 13dB cardioid.l
Output impedance: 39 Ohms
Cable drive capability: > 100m
Amplifier components: Fet, transistors
Length: 162mm (6.38”)
Diameter: 52mm (2,05”)
Matching connector (to microphone): 5-pin XLR female
Powering: see different models
Different MPM-12 models
Fet, multi pattern with active 60V powering (5pin XLR).
Different power supplies:
PS-71 is a 1 channel power supply.
PS-71D is a 2 channel power supply.
Sonodore price list with Mogami cable