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Golden Age Project FC 4 - Multi-Pattern Small-Capsule Condenser Microphones

B&H # GOFC4MC Mfr # FC 4 MC
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Product Highlights
  • Swappable Heads for 3 Different Patterns
  • Great for Studio, Stage, or Broadcast
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter and Pad
  • Low-Noise F.E.T.
  • Gold-Sputtered, Low-Distortion Capsules
  • Large Dynamic Range
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Included Shock Mount

The FC 4 MC from Golden Age Project is a low-cost, high-quality, small-capsule condenser microphone that was inspired by classic mic models. It comes with three swappable mic heads, each providing a different polar pattern. The choices are cardioid, for a narrow, directional pickup; hypercardioid, which is even more narrow and focused; and omni, which picks up all around the capsule equally. Each capsule has a 20 mm, 3 um gold-sputtered diaphragm, and a low-distortion design. The FC 4 MC features Class-A electronics, a heavy-duty brass body, and a high-pass filter and pad that are both externally switched. A shock mount is included in the box.

With its multiple patterns, transparent sound, wide frequency response, and large dynamic range, the FC 4 MC is an extremely versatile mic. It's suitable for studio, stage, and broadcast applications.

The mic is recommended for choirs, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and other stringed instruments. It's also useful as a drum overhead on high hats, as a room mic, or in any other situation where a small-capsule condenser is called for.

The FC 4 MC is also available in a cardioid-only version (FC 4), and in a matched stereo pair (FC 4 ST).

Three swappable mic heads, each with a different polar pattern (cardioid, hypercardiod, and omni)
True condenser mic. Each of the three capusules is a 28 mm, 3 um gold-sputtered, low-distortion design, and is mounted on an effective internal shock mount
Low-noise F.E.T. used as first amplifying device
Discrete Class-A electronics and transformerless, balanced output stage
External switches for high-pass filter and pad
Heavy-duty brass body
Shock mount included
Gold-plated XLR
Requires 48V phantom power
Microphone Capsule Pressure-gradient true condenser; 20 mm, 3um gold-sputtered
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni (swappable, individual mic heads)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity 14.5 mV / -37 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa) @ 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise (A-weighted per IEC 268-4): < 17 dB typical
Maximum SPL (<1% THD @ 1 kHz): 140 dB
Output Impedance 250Ω
Recommended Load Impedance 1000Ω or more.
Controls 1 x switchable Pad (10 dB)
1 x switchable High-Pass Filter (6 dB / octave @ 100 Hz)
Current Consumption < 3 mA
Operating Voltage 48 V phantom power
Dimensions 0.91 x 6" (23 x 153 mm)
Weight 5 oz (142 g)
Golden Age Project FC 4 - Multi-Pattern Small-Capsule Condenser Microphones
  • Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Omni Heads
  • Shock Mount
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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