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      MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount (273156)
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Large diaphragm, little price.

The MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with shock mount has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound suited for digital and analog recording. Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish. The 30Hz-20kHz frequency response is ideal for lead and background vocal, male or female. Includes custom shock mount, mic stand adapter, and case. Remember folks, this mic requires phantom power, so make sure your console or interface delivers it before ordering.

There are a bazillion studio vocal mics on the market that break the magical $100 barrier, a traditionally unheard of price point for a studio vocal mic. Once that price floor was demolished, however, the market became flooded with offerings in the $80 - $100 price range. MXL has emerged as a true leader in this market, and the MXL990 is MXL's flagship product in that category. If a well-built, good-sounding, versatile studio microphone for less than $100 sounds like a good fit for your current needs, you can't go wrong with the MXL990.

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount Features:

  • 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm
    Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish
    30Hz-20kHz frequency response
    130dB maximum SPL
    Sensitivity: 15MV/pa
    Equivalent noise: 20dB (A-weighted)
    Wired with Mogami cable


MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient condenser
    Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputterred
    Frequency response: 30Hz — 20kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 200 Ohms
    S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130Db Max SPL with -10dB cut: 130dB
    Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+- 4V)
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 2.36" x 5.11" (60 x 130 mm)
    Weight: 1.2lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne


MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount

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  • Phantom Power Explanation

    As reviewed by Billy on 2/14/2011

    This is a great little mic for home recording, picks up singing very well and smooth, I am a hardcore vocalist and with two pop filters this thing produces a very nice recorded scream. I saw a review saying do not buy it due to phantom power, To which I say simply do your research. Yes, it does require phantom power, but invest 30 bucks in an ART tube preamp (You should be using a preamp ANYWAY, to get a good heated signal... a preamp will rid you of that cold digital feel you get when recording without one) and you've got your phantom power. The mic is cheap, so just drop a little more for the preamp and wha-la. Buy this mic. It's a steal for the price.

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  • Economical Quality

    As reviewed by Stephen Buntrock on 7/1/2012

    I bought the MXL 990 in a set with an instrument mic and had to buy the shockmounts separately, a great combo for voice and acoustic guitar/banjo. It was my choice for price after comparing several mics and their graphics. I started using them for ambient recording of live music in clubs and received raves from the musicians recorded, so much so that I've been busy producing live CD's for demos, venue sales, etc. As a result I bought the MXL 990 w/ included shockmount for the second R/L channel and have 3-mic live surround with great results. I gave it 4 stars because you can buy a better mic - you just can't get anywhere near the price for that negligible quality increase.

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  • Money well spent

    As reviewed by James Maxwell on 10/29/2012

    I'm an associate pastor of a new growing church in North Alabama. I am setting up our music and stage equipment on a very tight budget. After all the reviews I kept going back to this mic. I'm so glad I did!! Took it to church and plugged into our Yamaha mixer and plugged in my guitar and was amazed by the sound of this mic. I had my own solo concert. It has nice highs and smooth low tones. I will be purchasing a couple of these MXL 990 for my own use. Get you one I'm glad I did!

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