Large-Capsule Condenser Microphone
Achieve Accurate Audio Recordings

Breathe new life into your recordings with the Nova large-capsule condenser microphone from M-Audio®. Combining low-noise Class A electronics and an evaporated-gold diaphragm over one inch in diameter, Nova ensures recordings that are faithful to the original source and free from distortion or unwanted coloration of the sound. The solid brass body and capsule offer protection and reliability. A hard mount and soft case are provided.


  • 1.1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Class A solid-state electronics
  • Solid brass body and capsule
  • 20 Hz—18 kHz frequency response
  • 48 Volt phantom power required
  • Includes hard mount, soft case, and XLR cable


  • Type: Large diaphragm condenser, gold evaporated
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-18kHz
  • Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa (-36dBV)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 128dB
  • Equivalent noise level: 14dB-A weighted
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: > 1,000 ohms
  • Preamp topology: Class A FET preamp
  • Power requirement: 48V phantom power
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR
  • Grille and Body: Wire mesh grille and body, all brass
  • Finishing: Nickel silver plating
  • Size/Weight: 7.3"H x 1.9"W; 23 oz.