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Oktava MK-102

Large Diaphragm Studio & Sound Reinforcement Condenser



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Oktava MK-102The second mic in the Oktava “100 Series” was introduced in 2005. The MK-102 features a small physical profile and flat, extended frequency response – qualities not typically found together in large diaphragm mics.

The Capsule
The MK-102 features a large 27.5 mm condenser capsule using all-brass backplate construction, precision-drilled pattern control holes and optimal 5 micron diaphragm for classic LDC microphone presence on vocals or instruments.

Capsule Housing & Body
A close-fitting housing surrounds the capsule and allows the front diaphragm to function in free-air without internal headbasket reflections. In addition, the MK-102’s unique capsule and body orientation reduces reflections between the microphone and the sound source. The MK-102 body disappears completely behind the capsule head when the mic is aimed at the sound source. This leaves only the capsule diaphragm exposed to the sound source for minimal reflections and clear-sounding recordings.

The CircuitOktava MK-102 capsule (with MKL-111 diaphragm)
The MK-102 uses the same transformerless circuit found in the renowned MK-012 (over 90,000 in use worldwide) to deliver the alluring sound of direct phantom power applied to a large diaphragm capsule.

The Sound
On-axis - The MK-102 offers a smooth and extended frequency response with clean and accurate top end free from the harsh, excessively bright sound found in many modern microphones. Off-axis - Frequency response from 90 through 180 degrees closely resembles the on-axis sound and the attenuation of sound over this angular range is exceptionally smooth.

The MK-102 excels where the recordist desires a large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic with a flat frequency response that is maintained from 0 to 180 degrees to achieve a natural room sound spectral balance.

Technical specifications

Freq. Response, Hz 20-20000
Output sensitivity, mV/Pa 16
Max SPL, dB for 0,5% THD 120
Self Noise (DIN), dBa <18
Output impedance, ohm 150
Phase Positive
Powering, V 48
Switches -10dB Pad
Weight, g 230
Length, mm 123
Max diameter/width, mm 39
Accessories included mic holder

Frequency response

Oktava MK-102 frequency response


Studio Magazin 11/07
Sound and recording 4/06
Professional audio magazin 4/07

User comments

Die Sprechstimme von Roland Baisch habe ich hier mit dem MK-102 gemacht.

Wir waren äußerst begeistert von der Fülle und der Klarheit des Mikrofons.

Den EQ haben wir nur benötigt, um die Stimme etwas einzubetten.

Sehr viel Output – so gut wie kein Rauschen – um ehrlich zu sein – ich konnte gar keines ausmachen...


Sascha Schuppert-Raetzer
Sound engineer, Zam Helga

... I’m pleased with the sensitivity of a microphone.

I’ve tried to record ambience first of all – a very low self-noise level, excellent legibility of a sound.

Speech and voice recording:
It sounds almost like MK-319, but I like the voice timbre better. High frequencies are precise and clear, the low-range is also legible and not blurry.
The announcer recording has turned out rather impressive.
I can tell secretly, that I like my own voice, recorded with this microphone. I couldn’t record it normally before.
The microphone receives both the man's and female vocal very truthfully.

Acoustic guitar (classic and country):
MK-101 reproduces all timber nuances of a guitar-sound, you should only choose a pick-up point correctly. Thanks to cardioid pattern it pointed towards low frets of the finger-board. The result can be processed afterwards anyhow and anyway. No complaints.

General impression - excellent.
Can be used as a universal studio microphone.

Thanks and best regards,
Michael, audio operator, Moscow

... The microphone has a very well balanced frequency range. In comparison with MK319A it reproduces high frequencies from 2kHz more qualitatively, it distinguishes them sharply, without whispering. It reproduces low-range honestly und has better noise protection. The microphone can be used without windscreen.

Thanks! I am pleased with it.

Balance engineer
Moscow, Russia


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