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Measuring Microphone Capsule MK 231 E

Measuring Microphone Capsule MK 231 E


The 1/2 ”measuring microphone capsule MK 231 E is used for acoustic measurement technology in acoustic couplers and in diffuse sound fields.

The diffuse field equalized microphone capsule has a straight frequency response of the pressure transmission factor up to 8 kHz.

The design concept of the microphone capsule is the same as that of the MK 221.

The static pressure equalization between the inner cavity and the atmosphere is ensured via a capillary to the downstream preamplifier. This enables the use of the drying adapter TA 202.

The internationally common thread type (60 UNS) for connecting the microphone capsule allows interchangeability with other 1/2 ”microphone capsules and enables connection to all suitable calibration and measuring devices.

Converter type Capacitive pressure receiver
Frequency range of the pressure transmission factor 3.5 Hz to 8 kHz (± 1 dB)
Frequency range of the diffuse field transmission factor 3.5 Hz to 12.5 kHz (± 1.5 dB)
Idle transmission coefficient 50 mV / Pa
No-load transmission factor re 1 V / Pa -26 dB ± 2.5 dB re 1V / Pa
Limit sound pressure level for 3% harmonic distortion at 1 kHz 146 dB
Self-noise with preamplifier MV 204 15 dBA
Polarization voltage 0 V
Capacity at 1 kHz 16 pF
Working temperature range – 50 ° C to +100 ° C
Temperature coefficient ≤ 0.01 dB / K
Static pressure coefficient -1 x 10⁻⁵ dB / Pa
diameter without protective cap 12.7 mm ± 0.02 mm
with protective cap 13.2 mm ± 0.02 mm
height 16.4 mm
Weight 9 g
Thread for preamplifier 11.7mm 60 US
Thread for protective cap 12.7mm 60 US

MK 231 E Datasheet