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MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package

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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
  • Includes a high-impact carrying case and mic stand adapters
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
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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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)

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)

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Mics

By Skerr16

from Palatine

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

Great mics for a good price. They were the first mics I purchased awhile back and I've recorded voice, instruments, foley, live ambience sounds you name it. A good quality sound over all.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great set of condenser mics

By Sweet-T

from Lubbock, Texas

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

These mics are great for anyone just getting into audio recording. These are the first mics I've purchased for recording and I'm pleased with them. The 990 works great for vocals. The 991 is a highly sensitive mic and accurate works well for recording that clean sound of an acoustic. They are inexpsensive and they sound great. Using these two mics together produce a great sound.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for the money!

By Bonzo1969

from Central Pennsylvania

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

My band recently purchased these microphones for recording, and I must say, they are EXCELLENT microphones. If you are looking for good quality microphones that don't empty your bank account, these are the ones for you!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet deal!

By Kristofuh

from Redmond, WA

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I bought one set to hopefully improve my recording quality but didn't want to spend a ton of cash. Was so impressed that I bought another set. The clarity of vocals and acoustics is sparkling. Be careful not to get too close with the 990... they'll pick up the slightest breath. Recommend a distance of about 10" and a good spit screen. The 991's I use as a pair for acoustics. WOW!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Shawn

from Indiana

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

Man, I'm a Voice Over Talent and my other mic sucked so bad. Crackly and everything. This is perfect! Sounds so nice. It's perfect. Then, my friend, who plays guitar, was looking for a studio to record his music at a low price. Of course, I said come to my place. We were skeptical, such low price, but man it's the perfect sound! Great for Instruments, Sound Effect Producing, VO's and more! LOVE IT

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds Great

By Samantha

from Woodbridge, VA

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This equipment was for my nephew who will be graduating and entering The Art Institute as a music producer. He has already created and recorded his own music at home and it sounds great. This equipment has enspired him to truly further his talents with the many different instruments that he can play. I was more than honored to get him the microphone.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for reference recording too...

By Chris Benedetto

from Cherry Hill, NJ

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

My band uses this pair to record practices in stereo and it sounds great. All you need is good mic placement, amp levels, and some blankets to kill the power of the drums and you are rocking and rolling with a good recording that can be posted on your web site or emailed around. Sometimes we then build off of the scratch tracks in Cubase and record overdub tracks.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great deal!

By Keith Sampson

from Rhome TX

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

This is the first real set of microphones i have ever owned they are more than i expected in a mic. For the first timer or a seasoned musician ready to record a quality cd or just to have fun with you cant beat this package for the price.

(4 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This mic is garbage.

By Steven DeSantis

from Clifton, NJ

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I don't understand how everyone posts 5 star reviews for this microphone. I understand this microphone has been reviewed and almost everyone who tried it has said it makes vocals or instruments sound "low" or "bassy" and that it picks up "very little background noise." All of these are false. From the second I took the microphone out of the box it has been nothing but garbage. Everything sounds like it is recorded off a webcam microphone. Very electronic sounding, very deep, extremely low and bassy, insane amounts of background noise are picked up (even when the mic is completely isolated from all other sound sources.) I used the mx 990 and the 991 both with the M-Audio Buddy pre-amp and have connected it to various different computers and speakers. This microphone is horrible, even for what a great price this is I would not consider this a "good buy."

(3 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay for the money

By Paul

from Rochester, NY

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

I obtained the MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Microphone Package as a bonus gift at Guitar Center for buying another mic. For the money, they are good just to have in the mic closet in case you are recording 19 tracks at once, but I don't see any critical recording uses for them if you have another mic available. It is strange that these are paired together--I could see a pair of the 991s as a good entry-level pair for stereo applications, but I admit I'm a bit confused with this package. Given this, I must qualify my bias by saying I have no complaints given the price, and who knows, mine may see the light of the studio someday.

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