The M296 condenser microphone is an addition to the metal diaphragm microphone family which includes the M 294 / M 295. Based on thenearly linear frequency response of the transmission factor up to 20 kHz it guarantees orthophonic recordings in the near and far field as well as recordings of high sound levels.
lt is designed for professional applications in radio and television broadcasting, sound studios, concert halls, theatres and for high-quality recordings of all genres.
The direction of maximum sensitivity is axial. The stable capsule contains a large diameter metal diaphragm similar to our reliable measuring microphone cartridges regarding its construction as a pressure transducer. Capsule and impedance converter are a single unit.
The transformerless microphone preamplifier shows a high output capability and has a symmetrical output stage. A 10 dB preattenuation pad and the bass roll-off extend the application range. The two switches are sunk into the middle of the preamplifier.
The microphone is equipped with a standard 3-pin XLR connector fitting to a microphone cable, e.g. C70. The operation voltage is provided by 48 V phantom powering according to the international standards DIN 45596 and IEC 268-15. A special version -the M 296 S- is available for measurement applications. Its frequency response complies with DIN EN 60 651for Class 2 sound level meters.
The microphone is available in a satin nickel or a black matt finish.
Condenser Studio Microphone
Acoustical operating principle
20 … 20000 Hz ± 2,5 dB
Sensitivity at 1 kHz
15 mV / Pa
Switch position "reduced bass roll-off" at 90 Hz
Equivalent loudness level
due to inherent noise
DIN EN 60651
14 dB - A
(re. 1 Pa at 1 kHz)
Max. SPL for THD ≤ 0,5 %
Total dynamic range
Current consumption (P 48, DIN 45596, IEC 268-15)
3-pin XLR-connector,goldplated contacts
Dimensions (L x Ø )
156 x 21/24 mm