Beyerdynamic MCE72
Stereo X-Y Condenser Microphone


The MCE 72 is a compact stereo microphone for XY recording with a wide and linear frequency response producing uncolored, high-quality recordings. The MCE 72 is suitable for stereo recording in home studio applications, concert recordings with DAT or MD, film, video and interviewing.

For musicians the MCE 72 is an excellent microphone for assessing performance in rehearsals, production and concerts. For stereo ambient sound recording, the microphone is suitable for direct connection to most camcorders, DAT and MD recorders.

The MCE 72 has two microphone capsules that are mounted in an angle of +/- 60° to the microphone axis to achieve a wide recording range and an accurate reproduction of the sound source.


  • Interviewing
  • Video
  • Live recording

Beyerdynamic MCE72 Features:

  • XY stereophony
  • Two cardioid condenser capsules
  • Angular width 120° (± 60° off the microphone axis)
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Plug-in connecting cable (5-pin XLR)
  • Battery powered (1.5 V battery)
  • Battery indicator LED

Beyerdynamic MCE72 Specifications:

  • Transducer Type: Condenser (back electret)
  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient
  • Frequency Response: 60 - 20,000 Hz
  • Recording: XY stereophony
  • Polar Pattern: 2 x Cardioid, principal axis angle 120°
  • Open circuit voltage at 1kHz: 12mV/Pa
  • Nominal Impedance: 180 ohms
  • Load Impedance: >1k ohm
  • Max. SPL at 1kHz: 120 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio rel. to 1 Pa: approx. 60 dB
  • A-weighted equivalent SPL: approx. 26 dB
  • Power Supply: 1.5 V battery (Mignon AA)
  • Current Consumption: 12 mA
  • Operating Time with battery type LR 6 (2300 mAh): approx. 75 hours
  • Output: Unbalanced, capacitor decoupled
  • Connection: 5-pin XLR male
  • Connecting Cable:
    • Input: 5-pin XLR female
    • Output: 3.5 mm Stereo jack plug
  • Dimensions (L x Dia.): 196 x 25 mm
  • Weight (without battery): 175 g
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