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MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount  

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The MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with shock mount has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound... Read More

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The MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with shock mount has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound suited for digital and analog recording. Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish. The 30Hz-20kHz frequency response is ideal for lead and background vocal, male or female. Includes custom shock mount, mic stand adapter, and case. Remember folks, this mic requires phantom power, so make sure your console or interface delivers it before ordering.

There are a bazillion studio vocal mics on the market that break the magical $100 barrier, a traditionally unheard of price point for a studio vocal mic. Once that price floor was demolished, however, the market became flooded with offerings in the $80 - $100 price range. MXL has emerged as a true leader in this market, and the MXL990 is MXL's flagship product in that category. If a well-built, good-sounding, versatile studio microphone for less than $100 sounds like a good fit for your current needs, you can't go wrong with the MXL990.

Features Audio
  • Analog or digital:Analog
  • Frequency response:30Hz to 20KhZ
  • Max SPL:130 dB
  • Connectivity:XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule:Condenser
  • Polar pattern:Cardioid
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications:Studio
  • Diaphragm size:Large diaphragm
  • Switches: None
  • Phantom power required:Yes (48V)
  • Size and weight
  • Width:2.4"
  • Height:5.11"
  • Weight:1.2 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:Carrying case
  • Clip:Yes
  • Shockmount:Yes
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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 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Performances (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sir. 5

I have owned this mic now for about 3 years. Bought it for a portable studio and proved to be quite worth it. I even drop it a couple months back on the leg...Read complete review

I have owned this mic now for about 3 years. Bought it for a portable studio and proved to be quite worth it. I even drop it a couple months back on the leg of my studio chair and dented the screen...still works fine! I am starting to get a lot more advanced in my skills and am starting to see that even though it made good music for me and friens to listen to, its not the best for pro recording. Price really has nothing to do with the mic since you can find a nice mic without skipping a car payment, but beware that this is really only a temp solution to get you into the door. Down the road if you are still recording, you'll need to upgrade to a more receptive high end mic. (high end as freq, not price)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

Well first of all, for the guy who wrote the comment about the phantom power, I hate to break it to you but ALL condenser Mics require phantom power. You shouldn't have bought...Read complete review

Well first of all, for the guy who wrote the comment about the phantom power, I hate to break it to you but ALL condenser Mics require phantom power. You shouldn't have bought it if you couldn't supply the phantom power. But Moving on, this mic is not a bad deal at all. I have used it to record vocals, guitars, and some other instuments. If you really want to improve the sound, then get some GOOD pre-amps and you will be pretty impressed at the change in sound quality. However for those who think they might be dissapointed with this mic, just remember that you get what you pay for. You can't purchase an MXL mic and expect it to sound like a AKG or a NEUMANN. Be Logical.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great

By Stew451

from Dale City, VA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

    Bought it to do voice overs. It works fine. Very sensitive, recommend a pop/wind filter.

     
    5.0

    Great sounding for its price!

    By WarCalStudio

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

      I used to use USB microphones but now I use this with Scarlett 2i4 interface which sounds amazing!

       
      4.0

      Very impressive clarity

      By Guitarslinger

      from Elkridge, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

        So far I recorded an acoustic guitar and it really makes it chime or bassy depending on the mike position. Versatile. Liking it so far. I'm going to try vocals next.

         
        5.0

        Excellently

        By Abner

        from New York

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

          Good product

           
          5.0

          Awesome Around House Studio Mic...

          By BBock

          from Hanover, Md.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

            Real Nice Quality Mic For What I Paid...On Sale...Better Than I Had Expected...Nice Quality Case...Shock Mount...And Adapters For Any Set Up ...Very Satisfied

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sometimes You Get More Than You Pay For .....

            By Boogie Wonderland

            from Holly Wants 2 Go 2 California HollyWould

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Mids can be a little harsh

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

            Iv'e been recording professionally for over 30 years. I have worked with artist like Prince, Michael Jackson, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross, DJ Quik, TLC, Tyrese, and the list goes on and on and on.

            Initially I purchased 8 of these mics to use to record a choir. I had a high end board so I figured I couldnt go wrong with them. BTW .. Marshall produces some pretty amazing high quality microphones. Do not be fooled by the price. An experienced engineer can get the best out of any equipment. But Marshall really does produce good microphones for an unbelievable low price.

            I was amazed at the performance of these little mics. Since then I have used them on everything from vocals, acoustic guitars, guitar amps, overheads for drums. One day a friend came in with his that he did a 3 dollar modification on. He simply changed out 3 capacitors and opened the head basket. We recorded his vocals and I was floored. We did a A/B with my Nuemann 103 running into a pair of Avalon M5s and again I was floored. I modded 4 of the 8 and they have been my go mics for several years now; and we have a mic locker most would kill over. Even with out the Mod you cant go wrong with these. Get a GOOD pre-amp and I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed.

            Am I saying that these mics are going to compete with a C12, Telefunken, Neumann that cost anywhere from 1500 - 13,000 .... Yes ...... and NO! Just depends on the platform. If using a kick drum or overheads ..NO! Vocals .... yes/no (a tube mic will sound different). But then you have to ask yourself if the difference is worth 10,000 ....

            If I had one complaint about them is that the mids can be a little harsh with a lower end pre-amp. But even a 10k mic wont sound its best through a terrible pre-amps.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sound recording a church pipe organ and handbells

            By Ramjet2001

            from Federal Way, Washington

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

              I use them to record performances at our church from handbells to a full orchestra and choir performing The Messiah. Great results.

               
              5.0

              I would buy again.

              By Larry

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

              Studio use and on stage.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this, again.

              By Squirt

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

                Great for recording vocals. Use a pop filter.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bang for your Bucks!!

                By Middle-Class Promotions

                from Indiana

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality
                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

                  Couldn't be happier with the quality of this product! I record vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, and percussion with it. Works great!

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