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MXL 990 Large Diaphragm Stereo Condenser Mic

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Based upon the MXL 990--a top selling studio condenser microphone--the MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone is ideal for location recording and is optimized for capturing a wide range of musical perfor... Read More

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Overview

Based upon the MXL 990--a top selling studio condenser microphone--the MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone is ideal for location recording and is optimized for capturing a wide range of musical performances--both vocal and instrumental--with stunning realism and broad spatial imaging, thanks to its 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern. The MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone also has a maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level) rating of 137 dB--making it an excellent choice for capturing loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar.

Requires phantom power.

Features
  • Ideal for location recording
  • 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern for broad spatial imaging
  • Two class-A FET preamps
  • High Sound pressure level for recording loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar
  • Internally wired with Mogami cable
  • Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish
  • Supplied with mic stand adapter, and a 10' five pin to Dual XLR stereo cable
  • Comes in rugged carrying case
Specifications
  • Tube Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
  • Diaphragm: Dual 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: 90-degree X/Y stereo
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 200 ohms (per channel)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20 dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 80 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Max SPL for .5% THD: 130 dB
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+- 4V)
  • Size: 60mm x 130mm / 2.36 in. x 5.11 in.
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs / 544.3g
  • Metal Finish: Champagne
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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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4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Condensor Mic

By Chris

from Spartanburg, SC

This is a nice condensor mic. I use it mainly for recording vocals. I have had it for over a year now. No issues. Mine came in a pack with the pencil mic too. Nice little case as well.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Mic

By James Mossak

from Minneapolis, MN

I purchased this mic not knowing what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. This mic works really great on acoustic strings: acoustic guitar, violin, cello and I've even recorded a 30 piece string orchestra with good results with this mic. It's a good value for the price.

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4.0

Cheap, and very modable

By Tim

from NJ

Look. MXL isn't the best company. But this mic is cheap, and its based on the '84 style capsule. So pic one up and look around on the net for some mods. There are some cheap component mods which greatly improve the quality for cheap.

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