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MBHO products:

  • CLEARANCE SALE: please Email us for a quote, the prices below are for the last few MBHO products we have in stock.
  • Manufacturer's website: Click here
  • Overview: Herbert Haun has been established in Obrigheim since 1962. The development and manufacture of high quality microphones was and is the essential motivation of all people associated with MBHO. 95 % of each product is actually handmade. In the past the MBHO microphone factory had been associated with the well known MB QUART company. MBHO's chief engineer, Manfred Schneider, was involved for a long time with the famous Dr. Schoeps.
  • Note on the specifications below: The official MBHO / Haun website is outdated and shows obsolete values - we did our best to obtain accurate data on the current models, which we show below.
  • Note on special orders: MBHO / Haun items not listed here can be special-ordered but as they often need to be manufactured on order, lead time can be anything from one to 4 weeks.
  • Note on stereo matching: We insist on ordering pairs of complete microphones or capsules as matched pairs from MBHO, systematically. This guarantees proper matching for stereo use. Please keep this in mind when ordering: capsules and mics ordered singly at different times may not be perfectly matched.
  • MBHO discussion thread: Gearslutz thread with views, opinions and a few samples throughout the discussion: Click here
  • MBHO discussion on 600 Omni models: Gearslutz thread with opinions and samples links: Click here
  • MBHO discussion mostly on Omni models: Gearslutz thread with opinions and a few samples of models 410, KA100 D and L capsules: Click here
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Microphones and accessories proudly made in Germany:

  • MBNM 400 Series (complete microphone):

    Single pattern small diaphragm condenser microphone.

    Our opinion: These mics have the perfect frequency response for every day mic'ing duties: Not too bright, not totally flat either: somewhere between the linearity of Schoeps or Line Audio and the character of the Neumann KM180's, in other words they exhibit a controlled amount of "presence". The current versions offer moderate-high sensitivity and enough headroom for most jobs.

    • Audio files: MBC 440 matched pair, Live taping, thanks Dane Bono :
    • Overview:

      MBHO's compact body (85mm) true condenser type with integrated capsule and amplifier is available in two models, the MBNM 440 cardioid and the MBNM 410 omni. Using advanced SMD technology with an extremely short signal path and low phantom power consumption plus the ability to accept voltages from 22 to 48 V, these microphones are well suited for (extrenal Phanto supply based) battery operation for field use. With a non-reflective lacquered mat black housing, precise and stunning sound reproduction is available at an entry-level price. Sold in wooden box with mic heavy duty clamp.

    • Specifications:

      MBNM 440 Cardioid:

      • Frequency response: 40 - 20.000 Hz
      • Sensitivity of field idling (1 kOhm, 1 kHz): 14 mV/Pa; -37dB
      • S/n ratio A-rated at 1 Pa CCIR: 79 dB-A
      • Equivalent SPL rated at DIN / IEC: 15 dB-A
      • Max. SPL at 1 kOhm: 126 dB
      • Electrical impedance: 200 Ohm
      • Phantom powering: 22 - 48 V
      • Feed current: 1,7 mA
      • Connector: XLR
      • Dimensions: Diam. 21 x 85 mm

      MBNM 410 Omni:
      • Frequency response: 15 - 20.000 Hz
      • Sensitivity of field idling (1 kOhm, 1 kHz): 14 mV/Pa; -37dB
      • S/n ratio A-rated at 1 Pa CCIR: 79 dB-A
      • Equivalent SPL rated at DIN / IEC: 15 dB-A
      • Max. SPL at 1 kOhm: 126 dB
      • Electrical impedance: 200 Ohm
      • Phantom powering: 22 - 48 V
      • Feed current: 1,7 mA
      • Connector: XLR
      • Dimensions: Diam. 21 x 85 mm
    Price:

    • MBNM 410 OMNI - ONE SINGLE LEFT: BEST ONLINE PRICE - CONTACT US: Email us! IN STOCK.
    • MBNM 440 CARDIOID: SOLD OUT.

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  • 600 MODULAR SERIES:

    Modular condenser microphone system.

    Our opinion: Excellent range of caspules and head-amps achieveing state of the art performance. Perfect for high quality location recording and spectacular in the studio or any other recording environment. Typical German build quality at reasonable prices.

    • Overview:

      • CLEARANCE - LAST PIECES:

        KA 400: Cardioid with HF boost & proximity compensation

    • Specifications:

      • Frequency response: 10 -> 20.000 Hz (KA100); 40 -> 20.000 Hz (KA200); 20 -> 20.000 Hz (KA300); 50 -> 20.000 Hz (KA400); 40 -> 20.000 Hz (KA500); 40 -> 16.000 Hz (KA800)
      • Typical Sensitivity (ie. MBP603 + KA200): 20 mV/Pa; -34 dB
      • Signal to noise ratio rated at 1 Pa.: Minimum 80 dB-A
      • Equivalent SPL rated at DIN / IEC: Maximum 14 dB-A
      • Max. spl at 1 kOhms: Minimum 130 dB SPL
      • Feed current: 4,5 mA
      • Electrical impedance: 35 Ohms
      • Connector: XLR
    Price:

    • KA 400 N = Cardioid with HF boost: BEST ONLINE PRICE - CONTACT US: Email us! IN STOCK.

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  • MBP 603a (set):

    Modular remote system for KA range capsules based on active cable technology.

    Our opinion: The 603a allows MBHO 600 range capsules to be used very close to the source without signal degradation. Excellent craftmanship and performance. Handy when tight mic'ing spaces are met. One of the last few active cable systems on the market.

    • Overview:

      The MBP 603 A is a special version of the 603 head amp that allows remote placement of the microphone capsule from the amplifier. With capsules separated up to 20 m, an almost invisible microphone that shows no loss of audio quality is a reality and all MBHO KA range capsules are accepted. This advantage is needed in television and film production but also on stage and anywhere footprint counts: difficult mic placement around/in drumkits in studio comes to mind. The system includes the 603a head amp, capsule adapter and is supplied with a 3 meters mini-XLR cable and mini holder for mic stands (compatible with EU and US mic stands). Customized lengths are available upon request. Sold with wooden box for the head amp and holder. Separate components (holder, adapter, cable) also available on special order, please inquire.

    • Specifications:

      • Uses KA capsules, see 600 range above.
      • Head amp performance: as 603 head amp.
      • Up to 20 meters between the capsule and headamp witout losses.
      • Electrical impedance: <200 Ohms
      • Phantom powering: 16-48 V
      • Feed current: 4,5 mA
      • Connector: XLR
      • Dimensions: 130 x 21 mm
    Price:

    • Complete set: BEST ONLINE PRICE - CONTACT US: Email us! IN STOCK.
    • Adapter only (between capsule and cable): BEST ONLINE PRICE - CONTACT US: Email us! IN STOCK.

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  • Accessories:

    Various accessories for 21mm body diam. microphones from MBHO and others. Highest quality, all hand made in Germany.

    Our opinion: Quality accessories for 21mm diam. microphones, made in Germany.

    • EA22: Efficient, solid, quality shockmount for MBHO condensers and other 21mm diameter microphones. Locking mechanism to clamp on the mic's body. Features a cable holder.

    Price:

    • EA22 shockmount: BEST ONLINE PRICE - CONTACT US: Email us! IN STOCK.

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