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A variable pattern tube condenser microphone
with custom body design to minimize resonance.

The extraordinary MXL Revelation studio microphone delivers the warmth and intimacy of a quality tube microphone with extended clarity and punch for balanced recording. The MXL Revelation mic's dual gold-sputtered, 6-micron diaphragm and hand-selected EF86 pentode tube deliver warm, rich, and transparent sound, and polar pattern selection is virtually limitless thanks to the continuously variable knob. Record vocals, instruments, percussion, or use it as a room mic—the MXL Revelation can handle any recording task.

Bass Roll-off Switch
The Revelation power supply features a bass roll-off switch to help reduce proximity effect. Proximity effect is distortion that often occurs when a sound source is too close to the mic. Some microphone patterns boost bass as you get closer to the microphone; cardioid mics, for instance, tend to boost bass. The bass roll-off switch reduces the low frequencies for a more full range sound.

Phase Switch

The Revelation also includes a phase switch that allows you to reverse the polarity of the microphone signal by 180 degrees. This can help minimize phase issues when recording with multiple microphones.

Variable Pattern Control Knob
The Revelation features a continuously variable pattern selector located on the Revelation power supply. This knob allows you to alter the polar pickup pattern of the microphone from omni-directional to figure 8, and everything in-between. This can be done with the microphone turned on without causing any damage to the unit; however, it is recommended that you mute your speakers when changing to a new pattern. To change the polar pattern, simply rotate the knob to customize the microphone's pickup pattern for your specific recording application. After rotating the knob to a new polar pattern, it will take a few seconds for the capsule to charge back up. During these few seconds, we recommend muting your speakers because you will hear static. Keep in mind that there is no single right way to finding the perfect sound. Experimentation with different patterns in different recording situations will be the key.

Ground Lift Switch
A ground loop is unwanted interference that can be created when multiple electronic devices improperly share a common ground. The Revelation includes a Ground Lift switch to help prevent such occurrences. If a ground loop is audible (usually a 50-60Hz humming noise), the ground lift switch on the front of the power supply should be set to the 'lift' position.

-10dB Pad
The Revelation can be used in very loud sonic environments without significant distortion. If you hear distortion from the microphone, engage the -10dB pad on the rear of the microphone to the -10dB position. You may also move the microphone farther away from the sound source.

MXL Revelation Tube Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Variable polar pattern control: Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8
    Hand-selected EF86 pentode tube
    Custom body design minimizes resonance

    Included accessories:
    7-pin Mogami cable
    XLR Mogami mIc cable
    Aluminum flight case
    MXL Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
    Revelation Power Supply
    Revelation Shock mount


MXL Revelation Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Variable pattern tube condenser microphone
    Diaphragm: Dual gold sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
    Tube type: EF86
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Polar pattern: Continuously variable
    Sensitivity: -40dB re 1V/Pa
    Output impedance: 140 ohms
    Attenuation switch: 0dB, -10dB
    High-pass filter: 12dB/octave @ 125Hz
    Equivalent noise: -18dBA (A-weighted IEC 651)
    S/N ratio: 76dB
    Max SPL for .5% THD: 138dB SPL
    Power requirements: Revelation power supply unit 110/220 VAC, 50/60Hz
    Size: 7-1/2" X 2-1/2", 190mm x 63.5mm (mic only)
    Weight: 2 lb./907g (mic only)
    Metal finish: Dark violet and chrome


MXL Revelation Tube Condenser Microphone

3 year parts and labor warranty. (MXL990 and MXL991 have a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty)

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  • Beautiful All Around Mic

    As reviewed by Abe Bravo on 4/16/2011

    I First Got a Chance to Experiance the Sound quality of this mic During a Session with a Friend who was selling it and had me test it out. It was a good looking mic so At fist glance I though maybe it's main value was that of its looks rather than its ability to produce a great sound quality.(which Is usualy the case with Mics Ive delt with, which is that The Box & the mics look is the investment focus rather than investing That money to further the quality of the mics sound it self.) I recorded my verse and instantly was suprized at the quality it produced. I never really was into MXL but this Mic had changed some thoughts I have hade in the past to a postive, degree. Great Sounding, pruduces Smooth and rich Vocals, and Is a Mic to think about when you are working with various Artist or are an artist your self.

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  • Best Mic off the Market!!!!

    As reviewed by James on 4/2/2011

    This mic is an amazing studio mic that gives you an amazing clear sound. This mic will give you the sound that youve been waiting for!!!!

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  • the best mxl mic

    As reviewed by brian winters on 4/6/2011

    so far this is the best mxl mic out and i have had the pleasure of working with it very clear vocals and it's well worth the price you will truely hear the difference

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