Milab DC-96C Condenser Microphone

Milab DC-96C Condenser Microphone

  • $ 1,394.00


The newest version of the classic Milab DC-96. Received stellar reviews and was nominated as "microphone of the year" in Resolution Magazine upon its release.

Milab’s new mic is a winner. The DC-96C sparkles with clarity on the high end, yet retains the low-end warmth of the DC-96B.” – Tape Op Magazine

Every now and then a mic crosses my path that really turns my head and frankly blows me away. The DC-96B and C are just such mics… just scary good on everything.”– Recording Magazine

The latest addition to the classic Milab DC family is the DC-96C, a side-addressed large membrane microphone designed mainly for studio work, but also excellent for many live applications.

The original DC-96 was released in the late 1960’s. In 1983, it was replaced by the updated DC-96B which would become one of the most iconic Milab models. The “C”-version has been equipped with Milab’s latest capsule and amplifier technology to make sure that the DC-series remains at the top of the game. In fact, Resolution Magazine said that the Milab DC-96C “is a great example of how a classic design can and should be reinvigorated.”

The DC-96C is suitable for a wide range of applications, including studio vocals, acoustic guitar and piano, hi-hats and overheads, guitar amps and more.

These mics picked up the body and depth of the soul of the instrument beautifully. […] The low end that the Milabs capture is absolutely stunning as well. There were moments where I couldn’t believe how richly the mic captured the bass of the guitar.” – Recording Hacks

Package includes: 3127 stand holder, 3403 windscreen and an individual frequency graph.


  • Product name Milab DC-96C

  • Type Condenser

  • Article number 1138

  • Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz

  • Polar pattern Cardioid

  • Pre-attenuation pad -12 dB

  • Max SPL (1 % THD at 1 kHz) 132 dB

  • Max SPL with 12 dB pad 144 dB

  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz 21,5 mV/Pa (± 1 dB)

  • A-weighted noise level (IEC 179-A) 11 dB (typical); 12 dB (max)

  • Power supply 48 ± 4 V Phantom (DIN/IEC)

  • Current consumption 4.2 mA

  • Output impedance <200 Ω

  • Minimum load impedance 1 kΩ

  • Connection 3-pin XLR

  • Length 145 mm

  • Diameter 27 mm

  • Net weight 220 g