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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... Read More

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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 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
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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)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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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5.0

Excellent mics I've already used them for recording.

By chuck

from glendale,ca

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

    great on guitar and marimba

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    5.0

    990/991 Microphone Package with Presonus Software

    By N/A

    from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      This is a good package and especially for the price and as a bonus comes along with Presonus software to mix.

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      5.0

      Great value!

      By guitarboy

      from katy, tx.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        I picked this up as a deal of the day ~ having many mics costing considerably more ~ I have to say that this combo is a great value ~ being both very versatile on a variety of instruments all while costing less than $70.00!!!

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        5.0

        MXL 990/991 condenser mics. Awesome

        By george h

        from florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          what a great set of mics for the price. The true sound quality is superb and for the money you cannot beat it. I have no negatives to report.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Worth Consideration but...

          By Victor Trejo

          from Los Angeles, California

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great "Bang for the Buck"!

          By Randy Allen

          from Westerville OH

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          I bought the MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Microphone Package on sale! I don't record professionally but I'm blown away by the quality of the sound from these two mics for the price. I'm sure you can get a better mic but you will have to spend a whole lot more money. I compared the sound of these mics vs several dynamic mics I have and the difference is amazing. The 990/991 mics have a much fuller and clearer sound for both recording and live performance. Next to the Fishman SA200 solo amp, this may be the best purchase I've made. The package includes a nice carrying case and mic stand adapters for both mics. For the money, you can't beat it. (I do recommend a pop filter to protect the 990 mic or you can make one out of some old nylon and a coat hanger.)

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          (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."

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          5.0

          Really Powerful

          By Anthony Le Calvez

          from San Diego California

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          These Mics. are great and are super powerful. They can detect the slightest noise and have great sound for recording. They pickup great noise, especially the small pencil mic. is great and super handy for instruments.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          OK for Recording on a Dime

          By Christopher Franklin

          from Virginia

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          I've had these for about 2 years. Over that time period, I used these and other microphones from various companies. The only real selling point for this product is getting two microphones. If you're on a budget, these aren't bad, but I'd advise shelling out an extra 50 and getting one GOOD microphone. While I don't have anything truly BAD to say about these mics, they aren't the greatest - everything tends to sound either extremely harsh, or have way to much bass, regardless of the acoustic quality of your studio or the placement of the mic. If you absolutely have to have 2 microphones for $100, ok, but I would seriously advise spending just a little bit more for one great mic that'll sound good regardless.

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          5.0

          Good mics , quality for the price.

          By shane

          from boulder, co

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          I have them for about 4 months now and can say they are a very nice mic for a homestudio, for vocals and percussion too, the 990 pics up everything even the flies outside! so very sensitive, love the 991 for tabla recordings! I may get another pair but they are not 79.99 anymore! too bad. beware that 990 is a brick, my stand falls over .

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