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MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  

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The MXL 5000 is a classic condenser microphone wrapped in modern metallic blue and silver. The 5000s large diaphragm capsule has a cardioid polar pattern, with a -10db pad and low frequency roll-off. ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MXL 5000 is a classic condenser microphone wrapped in modern metallic blue and silver. The 5000s large diaphragm capsule has a cardioid polar pattern, with a -10db pad and low frequency roll-off. Deep voices and low instruments sound smooth and clear. The 5000 is a solid state microphone designed with a similar rich sound and tonal quality to well-known classic German microphones. The polar pattern is remarkably steady and flat, allowing great freedom to shape vocals in the mix. The MXL 5000 makes high end sound affordable for everyone.

-10 dB pad
Clean, detailed sound
Low frequency roll-off switch
Ideal for smooth, rich vocal tracks
Large dynamic range

Features
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 130 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio, stage
  • Phantom power required: Yes (48V)
  • Size and weight
  • Length: 8.5" (215 mm)
  • Width: 1.97" (50 mm)
  • Depth: 1.97" (50 mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb. (454 g)
  • Included accessories
  • Case: None (cardboard)
  • Clip: Shock mount
  • Power supply: No
  • Other
  • Other: Cleaning cloth
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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MXL5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Very good when on sale

By Walt

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good sensitivity
  • Wide frequency response

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Studio

    Comments about MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

    I bought this MXL 5000 on a black Friday sale and it is great for the price I paid. I've never seen a mic this good at that price. I would not pay full price for this, though. Rather than pay full price for this 5000, the Rode NT1-A would be noticeably better for a bit more money, even though the NT1-A does not have the pad or HPF. This mic has characteristics that might really need the pad and HPF, so it is good that they are there. I thought I noticed a low frequency rumble noise when sitting in a quiet studio on the shock mount with the pre-amp turned up, but it's hard to be sure if something else may have caused that. This type of mic is incredibly sensitive to low frequencies.
    The NT1-A has much lower self-noise (one of the lowest you can buy), so it is much cleaner for delicate details in low sound levels and as such has a wider dynamic range. The NT1-A also has a much cleaner and deeper low frequency range.
    You'll not likely ever see the NT1-A on sale at anywhere as low of a price as this MXL 5000 sometimes gets down to.
    I'd also be torn between this and a Blue Spark if they were at the same price. The Spark doesn't have as wide of a frequency response, but it will likely translate punchy dynamics better than the MXL 5000 - they are mics with different character, so it depends what you need if choosing between the 5000 and the Spark if paying a similar price.

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    4.0

    Great for the price!

    By AlsoPaul

    from LA CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Frequency range and sound quality is good.

    Cons

    • Boost the input volume when recording.

    Best Uses

    • Male vocal, thicker voices.

    Comments about MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

    Overall a great performer for a modest price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buying another one as soon as the price gets right.

    By Mayhaw

    from Georgia

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

    I use this mic for a one-mic setup for bluegrass. It's a solid mic, punches above its weight on sound, has been reliable, and is not so expensive that you are worried about traveling with it. However, I did learn my lesson on buying scratch and dent items. I bought a second one that was supposedly inspected by Musicians Friend and assigned mint status. When I unsealed the box, the whole diaphragm and top part of the mic was loose in the wire mesh and rattled around. I immediately returned it. Great customer service by Musicians Friend on the return but I doubt I will trust their open box stuff again.

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    5.0

    Great mic

    By Mickey g

    from San Antonio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

    At the special price this is a super deal. Great mic. I wish I could buy another at the deal of day price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great vocal mic!

    By Gary

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about MXL 5000 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

    Can't tell you how pleased I am with this mic for vocals. For the price I was not expecting this type of performance. I have a few tube mics, and lots of FET condenser mics, as well,as dynamics of all kinds. I've even gone back and rerecorded some vocal with it that for whatever reason I thought were "thin", this mic rocks.

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