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MTP 840 DM

Dynamic microphone - condenser sound

Feature-rich dynamic handheld microphone for exceptionally clean sound.


Active Mode – boost your sensitivity

The MTP 840 DM is a supercardioid handheld performance microphone. Its tailored frequency response means that your vocals will cut through every mix. The unique Active Mode boosts sensitivity by up to 12 dB while output impedance stays low. Excellent transient response, refined electronics, and superior capsule design make the MTP 840 DM a unique tool for onstage use.

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The supercardioid polar pattern guarantees super-high gain before feedback. Like all microphones from the MTP series, the MTP 840 DM has an amazingly consistent polar pattern all across its entire frequency spectrum. And even with more than half of the wire-mesh cup covered, it will not lose any rear rejection.

A woman's hand holding an MTP 940 microphone on stage
A woman's hand holding an MTP 940 microphone on stage

Adjust your tools – take control

Boost your signal by switching to Active Mode - for ear-catching realism and distortion-free sonic depth. Take control over the low-cut filter to adjust the proximity effect to the artist and the application. 

// Ultra-detailed sound reproduction

// Super-rigid diaphragm design

// Supercardioid polar pattern

// Hum compensating coil

MTP 840 capsule
MTP 840 capsule

Maximum ruggedness

The structure-in-structure architecture provides the basis for the MTP series' ruggedness. The outside enclosure of wire-mesh cup and ring is made of sturdy spring steel, while the body consists of durable zinc die -cast parts. The inner enclosure is made of resilient but lightweight nylon enforced-reinforced ABS. This design ensures the best possible protection for the rough daily touring routines.

MTP 840 laying in an equipment box
MTP 840 laying in an equipment box

Lowest handling noise

Our internal dual shock mount system achieves the most efficient handling noise elimination. Refined rubber suspensions provide the best possible dampening of unwanted structure-borne noise caused by hand- movement.

Sound samples

“The MTP 840 DM amplifies who you are as an artist!”

Junyer King

Junyer King is the talented lead singer of the Common Kings. The band produces phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, R&B and classic soul influences.

Junyer King performing with his MTP 840 DM

“The MTP 840 DM is the best quality mic I have ever used in live performance.”

Thomas Claxton

With over a decade of professional experience, Thomas plays over 300 shows per year and performed live on stage with artists such as Nicko McBrain (drummer for Iron Maiden), and others.

Thomas Claxton with his reference dynamic microphone MTP 840 DM

“What I love about the MTP 840 DM is its clarity, depth, and dimension, it captures the true essential sound!”

April Henry

Singing in Japanese, Italian, French, German, mostly English, in the woods, in the streets or in theaters, trotting around the world with a big smile and very big hair… this is April Henry.

April Henry with her MTP 840 DM reference dynamic microphone live on stage

“The MTP 840 DM doesn't require any EQ from the FOH engineer. You plug it in and you're ready to go.”

Jeff Waters

Jeff Waters is a Canadian guitarist and the founder of thrash metal band Annihilator. 

Jeff Water uses the MTP 840 DM mic live on stage [Photo © Kaleun Debus]

What's in the box

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MTP 840 DM

Dynamic microphone - condenser sound

Versatility and durability, plus optimal suitability for punishing touring conditions with no compromises on sound: this is what the MTP 840 DM stands for. Its excellent transient response, refined electronics, and superior capsule design make the MTP 840 DM a unique tool for onstage use. Innovatively designed circuitry and the highest-quality components make for exceptionally low self-noise and a maximum of dynamic range when in Active Mode, and the frequency curve, – which is specially tailored for vocal recordings – provides the ultimate in sound quality. A three-step low-cut filter directly influences the proximity effect, permitting adaptation of the mic to individual preferences. The built-in three-position switchable amplifier, is specially adapted to the MTP 840 DM’s components, allowing lossless recording of even far-off sources. A supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum protection against feedback, and the flexibly suspended capsule reduces structure-borne noise to a minimum. The MTP 840 DM transports the artist’s voice in a powerful way, lending it the necessary presence without falsifying its individual character.



Dynamic, moving coil

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Polar pattern


Frequency range

40 ... 18,000 Hz


3.5 mV/Pa, -49 dBV/Pa

Signal / noise ratio

75 dB (A)

Equivalent noise level

19 dB (A)

Dynamic range, passive mode

135 dB

Dynamic range, active mode

121 dB, 0 dB gain
115 dB, 6 dB gain
109 dB, 12 dB gain

Gain settings, active mode

0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB

Low-cut filter

150 Hz (12 dB/oct)
250 Hz (12 dB/oct)

Internal impedance

600 Ω

Rated load impedance

1,000 Ω

Supply voltage

48 V ± 4 V

Current consumption

5.5 mA 


Gold plated 3-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions

51 dia. x 183 mm, 2 dia. x 7.2 in

Microphone net weight

336 g, 11.85 oz

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Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4
Phantom power according to: IEC 61938
Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1