Released in October 2006, the MK-103 is a mid-sized diaphragm mic developed to compliment Oktava small and large diaphragm condenser mics. It provides a useful gradation in time domain response between the small and large diagram sizes and offers excellent cardioid pattern attenuation over a broad frequency range.
The MK-103 features a newly-developed mid-sized 19.5 mm capsule with quick transient response reminiscent of the acclaimed MK-012 small diaphragm mic but retains some of the magic associated with Oktava’s large diaphragm capsules. The MK-103 feature a front address head assembly coupled to smaller diameter, in-line body that eliminates a source of reflection between sound source and capsule. The tight fitting headbasket surrounds the capsule closely to eliminate another source of sound reflections. Finally, the headbasket has been acoustically designed as an optimally-curved housing that eliminates sharp edge refractions that can color the pure sound of the capsule.