MSH-1 is an electret condenser microphone that uses a 6mm
omnidirectional capsule. Its frequency response is essentially flat from 20Hz to 20kHz. Due to the small size of the capsule, the MSH-1 has an incredibly accurate and lifelike sound that excels at concert and ensemble recording, room mics, choir, and organ; as well as applications such as string and wind instruments, percussion, piano, and acoustic guitar.
The MSH-1 is designed to work with low voltage and low current power supplies as well as standard phantom power. The MSH-1 requires a phantom power supply of +9V to +48V, and can also use plug-in power supplied by portable recorders, the MBB and XBB battery boxes, or Soundblaster«-compatible PC soundcards (with the appropriate adaptor cable as required).
The extended lead capsule mic MSH-1X
is produced using the high SPL handling circuitry of the MSH-2. Its small capsule case makes it ideal for mounting to an instrument, placing on a flat surface as a boundary mic, or using as a lapel mic. A variety of mounting solutions are available.
requires +9V to +48V phantom power. Upon request, the MSH-1X can be built with the low-power circuitry of the MSH-1; in that case, the specifications will be similar to the MSH-1, including the ability to use power supplies as low as +3V, and reduced SPL handling and sensitivity.
The MSH-1C and 1K were cardioid, high-SPL handling versions of the MSH-1 produced in 2006 and 2007. These microphones were intended for close-micing drums.
The MSH-1O was a
high-SPL handling version of the MSH-1, produced in 2006. It was
replaced with the MSH-2 for 2007. The MSH-1O had similar specifications as the MSH-1X.