New Samson MTR Microphones are now available in South Africa
Sales talk? Maybe! We’ll need to get them into our studio for a little review session.
Here’s the lowdown:
There are 3 models in the Samson MTR Microphone Series:
- MTR101 Condenser Microphone (MTR101A Studio Mic Kit also available)
- MTR201 Condenser Microphone
- MTR231 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
The MTR101 has a large 1-inch diaphragm and is aimed mainly at studio use. The cardioid pickup pattern is said to provide increased isolation of your sound source and boasts an SPL as high as 137dB. You can also purchase the studio kit version which comes with a pop filter and shock mount.
The MTR201 has a gold-sputtered diaphragm – also 1-inch with a cardioid pickup pattern. It seems to be slightly more versatile with an SPL of up to 132dB but also features a 10dB attenuation switch – this means it should handle much higher volume levels.
The MTR231 boasts a large dual 1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm and has 3 selectable pickup patterns, namely; cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional. SPL is as high as 134dB and the MTR231 shares the same 10db attenuation switch that the MTR201 sports.
In the Samson MTR series both the MTR201 and MTR231 come packaged with a pop filter, shockmount and protective case.
Expect to pay:
As of publishing the prices (incl. VAT) for the MTR Series Microphones are as follows…
MTR101 – R 1,495
MTR101A (includes studio kit) – R 2,195
MTR201A – R 2,495
MTR231A – R 2,995
Samson Distribution – South Africa: Audiosure (Pty )Ltd