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      MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone (583081)
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A studio workhorse that captures all the nuances.

Incorporating a Figure 8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the R144 ribbon mic offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings. It's an excellent microphone for broadcast applications and also performs brilliantly on strings, horns, acoustic guitars, and other acoustic instruments. The MXL R-144 offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.

MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Features:

  • Figure 8 polar pattern for outstanding side rejection and precise directivity
    High SPL capability
    Delivers an unbelievably natural sound and stunning realism for vocal and instrument recordings
    Distinctive body design with purple and chrome metal finish
    Includes R144 ribbon microphone, shockmount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual, & application guide
    Wired with Mogami cable

    Recommended for:

    Vocals
    Electric guitar
    Percussion
    Strings
    Brass horns



MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Ribbon Velocity Microphone
    Ribbon Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
    Ribbon Length: 47mm/1.85 in.
    Frequency Range: 20Hz -17kHz
    Polar Pattern: Figure 8
    Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
    Impedance: 250 ohms
    Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms
    Max SPL for 0.1% THD: >130 dB @1 kHz
    Size: 47mm x 171mm/1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
    Weight: 400g/0.85 lbs
    Metal Finish: Purple and chrome


MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Includes:

    shockmount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual & application guide

MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone

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  • Great deal for the price

    As reviewed by Tony on 4/25/2011

    I was trying to decide between a ribbon mic or a tube condenser mic for vocals and acoustic guitar. I went with this for the price, and I am glad I did. The first time I hooked it up to my DAW, I got a very clean and realistic sound without messing with any options or effects. Thats excellent. One concern is that I do not have a pre amp, and I have to turn my gain all the way up on my interface to get this thing to register. I wish I would have realized this before I purchased it, because I am sure I will want to get a pre amp in the future. I hear these things are very fragile, and I am concerned about that. The shock mount works great, and is easy enough to use. It holds the microphone securely. I did not purchase a pop filter for this, but it is a necessity. I will pick one up this week. It is so sensitive, the lightest breath in the direction of the mic creates plosives, which are very undesirable. I am very pleased with the purchase though, especially for the cost.

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  • Awesome sound

    As reviewed by Manny Beetz on 2/15/2012

    At first I had no idea what I was getting into.....lol. I have never used a ribbon mic before and now I am glad I did. The sound from this Mic is awesome. I have recorded some with it and vocals are rich and warm. I run it through a PreSonus Tube pre into the Lexicon alpha into Garageband. All it needed is a little reverb and I was ready to record. Buy this mic you will not be disappointed. Just a few things about the mic, IT DOES NOT REQUIRE V48 PHANTOM POWER. Also the mic is very, very sensitive, did I mention sensitive? So handle it with care. It sounds very good for recording acoustic guitar as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Sexy and Sounds great!!

    As reviewed by Gregg Jordan on 11/7/2012

    I did a lot of research before buying a studio mic due to my low budget. I needed something that could record an acoustic EP well and sound clear. this mic does that perfectly. I know that for more money the quality will get better up to a certain point. But for the money this mic is GREAT and the sound needs little mastering, if you want to sound natural that is, it's obviously your choice on if you want too sound like T-Pain or not lol. But I would suggest this mic. Plus it looks amazing next too any other equipment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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