MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus  

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The MXL 2003/603S Mic Pac Plus can get 'er done. The 603S is an excellent instrument and overhead mic with a 20mm gold-sputtered, 6-micron gold diaphragm and a wide cardioid pattern. The 2003 records ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MXL 2003/603S Mic Pac Plus can get 'er done. The 603S is an excellent instrument and overhead mic with a 20mm gold-sputtered, 6-micron gold diaphragm and a wide cardioid pattern. The 2003 records vocals and instruments beautifully. Features a 1.06" (27mm) gold-sputtered 3-micron diaphragm, balanced transformerless output with bass cut and -10dB pad. Durable brass enclosure. Both mics include a clip and pouch.

Features
  • MXL 603S:
  • Suited for recording most instruments
  • Excels as overhead
  • Wide cardioid pattern approaching omni
  • 20mm gold-sputtered, 6-micron gold diaphragm
  • Satin silver finish with etched engravings
  • Mic clip included
  • Comes with carrying pouch
  • Wired with Mogami cable
  • MXL 2003:
  • Versatile excellence: beautifully records vocals and most instruments
  • 1.06" (27mm) gold-sputtered, 3 micron density diaphragm
  • Balanced transformerless output
  • Bass Cut, -10dB pad
  • Durable brass enclosure
  • Comes with mic clip and zipper pouch
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
3 year parts and labor warranty. (MXL990 and MXL991 have a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty)


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MXL2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An All Around Mic

By Chris

from Baltimore MD

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I Didnt get the Mic package, but a few years back I got the MXL 2003, I mainly use it for vocals and it picks up amazingly clear, Its been used to redcord intruments and both singing and hiphop vocals as well as a lil heavy lite rock vocals, each time it turns out well!!!! If you care to check out how it sounds after nearly four years of having it and it bein banged up quite a bit, still sounds good, its a very durable mic. Only reason I dont give this mic 5 stars is cuz I know there are better mics out there, but this is a killer deal!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Investment

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I picked up 2 of these sets just to have extra mics around to try. Different colors for different voices. I was pretty impressed. In the studio I have tried the 2003 on male vocal straight up with an AKG 414 B/ULS, RE 1000, Rode NT-1 and NT-2, AKG 2020, and Sony C48. I have had people in for blind testing, and the 2003 consistently sounds the best. We also tried 2 of them on a drum kit as overheads against similar competition and the 2003 is a clear choice there as well. GREAT sounding drum kit with 2-2003's on OH and a kick and snare mic. Unbelieveable. The 603 is too harsh and the tone falls apart when pushed, so buy it for the great 2003, and see what the 603 can be used for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better than you would think

By Gbluesy

from N.C. / N. Y.

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

These two Mics do have distinct different sounds from each other. The 603 sure surprised me with it's full sound and I seemed to get the best results using it for distant recording because it does have a bit of a quick, tight resonce to it and the room comes into play respectfully with the source I tried to record. Kinda like wanting the live room sound without the boomyness. The 2003 did well close up. For vocals, use a windscreen or do the hang from above the nose thing.. It's gonna pick up all the air coming at it. Also the isolation from the stand is recomended. I was looking for more of a breathy vocal but that is gonna cost a lot more then this. All in all, it did the job without much to complain about. I like it. Gonna keep using it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent set of Mics, but not the highest quality...

By Johnny Pants

from Chicago

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

These are decent sounding mics, the 603S is very bright but also very detailed sounding. Good for punchy acoustic guitar. The 2003 is alot warmer and fuller sounding. I am glad I purchased these mics but the I am still searching for a mic to match my vocals. These are useful to have around since you never know what kind of color you're going to need. My only problem is that both mics were defective, they developed an intermittent rumbling sound (at different times) and had to be sent back to MXL. They were very helpful and repaired one mic while replacing the other. A little inconvenient since these were my only decent mics, but no big deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Mic Package!

By Dulcimerist

from Billings, MT

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I purchased the MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus simply for the awesome MXL 2003, and it turned out to be the best mic purchase I've ever made! After trying the MXL 2003 for the first time, I was blown away! Compared to other mics I?ve used, this one is so clear and perfect that it?s now the one I use for pretty much everything! The 3 micron diaphragm makes this the best mic you can purchase at anywhere near this price level, and the flat 20Hz-20kHz frequency response is phenomenal! I use the MXL 603S to record the mountain dulcimer and didgeridoo, and also use it in front of a bass amp cabinet. This mic excels in each of those applications, and can even work nicely in a pinch for vocals. The compact size of the mic also makes it ideal for hanging above a drum kit or choir. These mics are well-built, and provide a great value for great-quality sound!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic Guitar Combo

By Randy Stanton

from Centennial, CO

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

These two mics have been excellent for my project studio. The 603 is perfect for a clear (transparent) low end acoustic guitar sound. Like when the Guitar is the featured instrument in the mix. The 2003 is perfect for a light crisp Acoustic sound where you want the acoustic guitar strumming to cut through electric guitars or a full instrument mix. These compliment my AKG 1000 which I choose when I need a crunchy Acoustic mid-range sound like for finger picking or something more raspy with the Acoustic. I am very happy with these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Way to Start Your Mic Collection

By Jimlet

from Easy Bay, CA

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I purchased the MXL 2003/603S mic pack after reading numerous glowing reviews and speaking with friends. This was the first professional mic purchase I made, and I used thes mics exclusively for over a year. They've been used to record vocals, acoustic guitar, accordian, ukelele, percussion, and almost anything else I could throw at them. The 603S is an amazing little condensor mic--it sounds wonderful, clear, and crisp on most acoustic instruments, and is my first choice when recording thes types of things. The 2003, while not bad, does have a bit midrangy tone that I found unsuitable for my voice, but performs nicely when I've used it to mic guitar cabinets or for use as a room mic. I have had such a positive experience with these mics that I went out and purchased another MXL--the V67, which is a bit darker and has become my mic of choice for vocals. Overall, you won't find a better deal for the quality of mics you get in this package. Higly recommended!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great value!

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I have used MXL mics many times and I always spread the word about how good they are. I can not believe that they make mics this good for such a low proce. I usualy use this package for an acoustic guitar and I get excellent results everytime. The MXL 2003 is also very good for capturing vocals (for low to mid range voices). I have used this package many times and I have never heard a client complain about them ever. I have had many complements about the acoustic guitar tone and I point them to this package. I have 3 MXL 3003 mics and 3 MXL 603s mics and I will never get rid of them.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Value-packed workhorses!

By korz

from Chicagoland, Illinois

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

I bought a half dozen of these microphones a few years ago when I suddenly found myself short of mics for a big recording job. They aren't Neuman U87's, but for my money, you get 75% there for only 5% of the money. I didn't expect too much from these mics, considering the price and I thought that I would just sell them when I was able to replace them with "better" (read: more expensive) mics. These mics have their own character and frankly, I like them a lot. It's been many years and although I have more expensive mics to choose from now, I still use the 2003's frequently as drum overheads and even vocal mics. I've currently got a 603S pointed at my drummer's high hat.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great set

By cettel

from Illinois

Comments about MXL 2003/603S Microphone Pac Plus:

This is a great pair of microphones for anyone building a start up studio, or a basement project studio, anything along those lines. These are two high quality microphones. The large mic is great for vocals, drum overheads, sound mic, its great. The condensor gets a great tone out of drums.

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