MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package 886830014000

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The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is your one-stop mic kit for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and more. These two studio-grade condenser microphones cover a wide range of sources an... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is your one-stop mic kit for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and more. These two studio-grade condenser microphones cover a wide range of sources and frequent recording conditions you may encounter in the studio. The MXL 900 offers a silky sweet high end and a solid bass response that is perfect for recording a variety of voices; while the MXL 991 excels at tracking acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and more. Both microphones feature gold-sputtered diaphragms that create a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording, and the package comes tucked away in a high-impact carrying case with mic stand adapters for each microphone. This is a valuable addition to any mic locker.

Features
  • Two studio-quality condenser microphones
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms create a professional sound
  • Perfect for digital and analog recording
Specifications
  • MXL 900
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large, 6-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm
    Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 20kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 200W
    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: 60mm x 130mm
    Weight: 1.2lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne

    MXL 991
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
    Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 18kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 110W
    S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 137dB
    Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 22mm x 134mm
    Weight: 0.35lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne
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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MXL990/991 Recording Microphone Package
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great mics, great price

I bought these mics as my first condensers. They are inexpsensive and they sound great. The 990 works great for vocals, acoustic guitars and as a room mic. The 991 is a highly...Read complete review

I bought these mics as my first condensers. They are inexpsensive and they sound great. The 990 works great for vocals, acoustic guitars and as a room mic. The 991 is a highly sensitive mic and works well for recording ambience or the fret board of an acoustic. Using these two mics together produce a great atmospheric sound. These are the first mics I've purchased for recording and I'm pleased with them. If you're an amateur at recording or not looking to spend alot of money these mics are for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth Consideration but...

To start, let me point out that these are two $60-$90 mics that are put together in one package. So it is a good deal. These are good lower quality mics and...Read complete review

To start, let me point out that these are two $60-$90 mics that are put together in one package. So it is a good deal. These are good lower quality mics and a great starting point for learning. The mics have a bit of a digital/metal sound coloring. This this might not be a bad quality, and can sound nice for certain styles. Also, it can be fixed through some simple EQ so it's not such a big deal. The average listener might not notice this but it is very obvious when listening to a dry unprocessed recording. The box and mic holders that come with this package are made from cheap plastic. In this respect, there are better mic packages out there that are the same quality or better and have a better visual appeal. I would consider other mic packs before finally deciding.

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(43 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mics, great price

By Jeremy

from Madison, WI

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I bought these mics as my first condensers. They are inexpsensive and they sound great. The 990 works great for vocals, acoustic guitars and as a room mic. The 991 is a highly sensitive mic and works well for recording ambience or the fret board of an acoustic. Using these two mics together produce a great atmospheric sound. These are the first mics I've purchased for recording and I'm pleased with them. If you're an amateur at recording or not looking to spend alot of money these mics are for you.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Package

By No X-It enteRtainment

from Livonia, Michigan

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This is one of the best packages I have bought to this day. If you are working with an acoustic artist I recommend buying these mics. (and pick up the 990 shock mount). The 990 is great for vocals and the 991 is amazing for close micing on a acoustic guitar. Make sure you grab this deal before its too late! Happy Recording :)

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it!

By Fateh

from Hayward, CA

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

Ive been using the 990 for almost bout 4 years now, for vocal recording. And its unbelievable that i got it for so cheap and it works so well, 4 years later. I havent even though about buying a new mic. Its great for your home studio. the sound is clear, and crisp. i love it! thank you MXL!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT MICS!!

By fivesixonesk8er

from Palm City, FL

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

At first, I was hearing bad reviews about theses mics. When I went to Guitar Center, I saw them for a good price and at that time, I needed a good mic for Vocals and overheads but I was limited on money. I bought this expecting a average mic, and turns out it is GREAT! I always use these mics for Acoustic guitar, and the 991 for overheads. I recomend these mics for the recording musican short on cash!

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By Kory Knabenshue

from Allentown, PA

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This combo is awesome. The 991 pencil mic works perfect for acoustic guitar or bright sounds and does not capture much reverb off of walls (big plus). The 990 is awesome for vocal or amp micing. I am very pleased with the quality of the products. No on/off switch but thats easy to work around.

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great way to get started!

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This is a great package to get you started. The 991 is excelent for recordig an acoustic guitar, use the 991 around the 12th fret and then use an MXL V63M near the body of the guitar (move it around to get the desired low end) and you will capture an excellent guitar track. The 990 is built tough and it works well when you need to mic a cab. The mic also works well as a drum overhead mic (get 2 so that you capture the kit better). I could not believe the value you get at the low price. I have 2 of these packages in my project studio and I use them frequently. The case is built well so you can take it with you for projects on the run. Once again MXL delivers a great product at a low price!

(15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WOW

By CDOG

from Bolinas, Ca.

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

Even if you don't need them now you should grab this deal up before the folks at MXL raise the price!!These things work like mad and if you break one you won't cry too hard. Vocally sweet, acoustic intruments sweet, electric guitar sweet!! Just plug and play and be wowed by the fact that you just bought 2 condenser mics for a hundred bucks.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By Jai Dove

from ALB, NM

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This is just what I needed to get me vocals properly. I LOVE THIS MIC! Handles well on the pick-up & doesn't leave anything out. I can do a whole song whispering & it not lose 1 word or what I am saying. Being as it is 2 mics for 1 makes it 2times a better deal. I tell all my friends & people I meet about this mic - there's no stopping me now! I may have to buy another 1 this to keep in the plastic & show to people. THANK YOU FOR SUPPLING ME WITH THIS!

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Morgan

from Scappoose, Oregon

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I got these mics a couple of years ago and the 990 is still my favorite mic. Ive used the 990 not only for vocals but for bass amps and bass drums. It sounds really full with a lot of attack. The 991 sounds great for acoustic guitars,mandolins and especially drum overheads. These mics are well worth the price.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXCELLENT FOR EVERY JOB!

By Dyuvi

from san diego, CA

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I purchased these mics back in 2003, and they have not let me down since! I have used them on many different units, including a Behringer UB1202 and a Presonus Firepod. Either way, the mics sound amazing! I actually use both mics when recording acoustic guitar... the 991 on the fretboard and the 990 about six inches away from the soundhole. The result? Clear, crisp, and powerful sound. When recording drums, I usually use the 990 as an overhead above the left side of the drumset, and the 991 as a direct mic for the hat, in addition to the other mics I have placed around the kit. Amazing sound comes out of just those two! The point? BUY THESE MICS! You will not regret your decision! The price is cheap, but these mics will last you a lifetime! (If you care for them properly)

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