A familiar name and look, this Oktava MK-119 is a brand new retro-styled microphone that brings back the sound of the vintage Oktava MK-219. This is a limited edition reissue.
The Oktava MK-219 took over the world in the late 90’s, nicknamed the Russian Neumann, it became a staple recording studios everywhere. It was the first pro quality condenser microphone that could be had for under $500.
Although Neumann was constantly evoked it sounds more like a u47 than it’s Neumann FET analog the U87. This is due to it’s unique capsule design that had an unintended result of having a “vintage” (warm and present) sound new out of the box. The capsule transducer (core) is a light weight composite material with is an exclusive Oktava design.
As well you may be familiar with the crazy of modifying these microphone, however modifications are no longer necessary and in the revision Oktava has upgraded the necessary components themselves.
This is the perfect opportunity to get a “new old” microphone.
- Low self-noise
- Excellent build quality
- Individual frequency graph