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MXL 990 USB Powered Condenser Microphone

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MXL 990 USB powered microphone opens up a new era of high quality recording direct to your portable or desktop computer. No mixers, preamps, or special studio gear required. Just plug the MXL 990 mic ... Read More

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Overview

MXL 990 USB powered microphone opens up a new era of high quality recording direct to your portable or desktop computer. No mixers, preamps, or special studio gear required. Just plug the MXL 990 mic into your computer, set your preferences, and enjoy instant professional quality recordings. The MXL 990 USB has changed the way project studio recordings are being created. The 990 USB is a condenser microphone utilizing a 6 micron, 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragm, and has a high quality FET preamp. The MXL 990 USB mic uses the latest enhanced digital conversion techniques and is Mac and PC compatible.

Includes USB cable, tripod stand, case, and stand adapter.

Note: Downloadable drivers for Windows XP and Mac OSX are available from MXL at www.mxlmics.com


Features
  • USB powered - connects directly to a computer
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible
  • 20mm Gold-sputtered, 6-micron diaphragm
  • FET preamp with balanced output
  • 16-bit, 44.1kHz or 48kHz
  • Legendary MXL sonic characteristics
  • Includes USB cable and mic stand adapter, tripod stand, and case
Specifications
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with Large 20mm gold diaphragm capsule
  • Frequency Range: 30Hz — 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130dB
  • Size: 2.36" x 5.11" (60 x 130 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs.
  • Metal Finish: Champagne
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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4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A bit unexpected

By Patricia Wuu

from Boulder Colorado

The shipping was fast as always, but I have to say I was a little disappointed when I actually opened the box. First I tried setting up the tripod and the legs of the tripod cracked the plastic base as soon as I tried to adjust the legs ever so slightly. Also, the base of the microphone (where you attach the microphone to the stand) was also falling apart when I tried to disassemble the microphone and pack it away. The USB connection was easy to use as expected. I tried downloading the free microphone software from the website and for some reason my laptop crashed for the first time; I had to do a system restore to return my laptop to normal. I ended up using just the sound recorder program on my laptop and it seems to work fine. The sound recording is fine, but a little different than what I had expected initially buying the microphone

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing Mic for the price

By JW Sandone

from Columbia, MO.

I received this mic a little over a week ago and have been blown away with the quality of the recording I've been able to do with just plugging it in to the USB port and Audacity (free recording software). When I used this on a Skype call my friend heard a helicopter in the background. I highly recommend this Mic to anyone looking for a quality mic at a fair price.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Investment

By Mace Ravenwolf

from Los Angeles, CA

I am in broadcasting and I do a lot of on location stuff using my laptop. I got the MXL 990 USB Stereo Mic and simply plugged it in and I was ready to go. The sound quality is excellent and the ease of use is even better. If you're looking for a great mic for podcasting or recording, the MXL 990 USB Stereo mic is the one you need.

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(58 of 62 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mic

By Spaceman

from Sacramento, California

This mic is the best mic i've ever used. It was only 100 bucks but you get a lot more for what you pay for. This mic has very high quality and its easy to use because there are no pre amps or phantom power needed, just plug into your computer and start recording. I've seen reviews of this mic and people saying it sounded like AM radio, don't believe because if you're on a tight budget, and don't want to spend a lot of money, i recommend this mic right here to anybody, not just beginners, the equipment doesn't make the artist.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get this.

By Mike

from Vegas,Nv

great for beginning rappers and singers alike. grab a pop filter also and your good!!

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(24 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've Found

By Gary King

from Sunnyvale, CA

I've tested a lot of equipment for conference rooms, and these are by far the best I've found. I will be purchasing a lot of these. (for myself as well)

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(60 of 95 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Mic

By 98.7 DaBreak Radio

from Tulsa, OK

If you're into online radio/podcasts, buy this mic. The mic has awesome clarity and is easy to install. I am very pleased with this product.

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