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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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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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 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Performances (6)
  • 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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(48 of 259 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

PHANTOM POWER REQUIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

Watch out for this mic, It requires phantom power which is a pain in the butt! I was very disappointed when i bought it for my home recording onto my computer and found out that i couldn't use it. If you want to record w/your computer, then DON'T BUY THIS MICROPHONE!!!

(29 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Beginners Mic

By Jeries2003

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

I have owned 3 of these mics. They rock, great quality and sound for the price. Great for the start of the home studio world. Great for demo's and overall applications. MXL mics are very impressive to any musician of any level.

(28 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXL 990 Mic

By sohaibh

from Warwick, RI

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

This is the only condenser mic I own and I dont plan to upgrade anytime soon. It works really well and sounds awesome. I use it with a behringer mic200. It comes with a shock mount. If they only had a pop filter in the box too, that would be a perfect buy. For the price you cant go wrong. If this thing broke, I would definitely buy another one.

(22 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You get what you pay for

By C. Lopez

from Plantation, Fl

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

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.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sir. 5

By Sir. 5

from Wichita, KS

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

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)

(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not As Cheap As The Price!

By Jen Tonon

from Poolesville, MD

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

I bought this to use as a backup condenser for my home studio. Boy was I surprised! I even used it to record a live rock musical, where it got dropped a long way to the floor. It dented the grill a little, but you can't even hear it in the recording! Definitely worth your money!

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

PRETTY GOOD

By LA7

from Parma Heights, Ohio

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

Good quality microphone for the price.It has nice details in the highs,a fairly flat midrange, & good bass. Sensitivity is excellent.I use this microphone mainly for vocals and acoustic guitars. On vocals use a windscreen about 6-8" away, it's a tad bright, but can be fixed with eq.. It's a condenser microphone and needs phantom power, I use it with an Art tube mp.I think the build quality is excellent, I like this microphone.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really nice for the price

By PatK

from Owings, MD

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

I have used this mic for primarilly vocal recording, though I have recorded sax, accoustic guitar, and a guitar amp with it as well. While it is not the best mic you will ever hear, it is quite good. It is quite warm on vocals. I'm just worried that one day it will slip through the shock mount. The only thing I would ask for is a Bass boost/cut and a 10dB pad, which they introduced with the 990s, I believe.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Value!

By Nick Sentowski

from Appleton, WI

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

The MXL 990 Condenser Microphone is built like a TANK! Heavy construction ensures that the 3/4' gold-sputtered diaphragm will not be harmed in any way whatsoever. This mic is phantom powered, and can be a bit muddy at times, but when using with my Behringer Eurorack UB802 Mixer, a slight adjustment to the EQ perks everything back up. At this price, it can't be beat!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic

By ron smith

from Marysville WA

Comments about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount:

I love this Mic. It's easy to use and really sounds good. The only problem with this "MXL 990 Condenser Microphone" is that it shows you how good or bad you really are. It picks up everything really good so use the shock mount. This Mic is perfect for the home studio and for that acoustic gig. Buy it you can't go wrong with this one.

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