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MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit

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A unique addition to the MXL microphone line, the MXL Cr-24 Black Chrome Vocal & Instrument Microphone Kit is destined to become an artist favorite. This stunning vocal and instrument duo is hand-craf... Click To Read More About This Product

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A unique addition to the MXL microphone line, the MXL Cr-24 Black Chrome Vocal & Instrument Microphone Kit is destined to become an artist favorite. This stunning vocal and instrument duo is hand-crafted with a finish that dazzles like chrome, but with a black sheen like no other microphone out there. The MXL Cr-24 Kit captures the fine nuances of vocals and instruments and will exceed your wildest expectations on clarity, presence, and detail with its FET preamp, switch selectable bass roll off, -10dB pad, and High SPL handling.

FEATURES

  • Vocal and instrument microphone kit with beautiful black chrome finish
  • Easy to use and ready to record on stage or in studio
  • FET preamp delivers a silky smooth and even response
  • Switch selectable bass roll off and -10dB pad for recording flexibility (Cr-24)
  • High SPL handles all recording applications 3-year warranty
  • Includes
    • Aluminum flight case
    • Shockmounts
    • Leatherette pouches
    • Windscreens
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Handling gloves
    SPECIFICATIONS
    MXL Cr Large-Capsule Condenser Microphone
    • Type: Pressure gradient condenser mic
    • Diaphragm: 3-micron gold sputtered
    • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Polar Pattern: cardioid
    • Sensitivity: -42.9 dB re 1 V/Pa
    • Impedance: 200 ohms
    • S/N Ratio: 83dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    • Equivalent Noise Level: 11dB (A-weighted IEC 651)
    • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 152dB SPL
    • Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)
    • Current Consumption: 6.6mA
    • Weight: 453.59g/1lb.
    • Size: 50mm x 190mm/1.97" x 7.48"
    • Metal finish: Black chrome
    MXL Cr-24p Instrument Microphone
    • Type: Pressure gradient condenser mic
    • Diaphragm: 6-micron gold sputtered
    • Frequency Range: 30Hz - 20kHz
    • Polar Pattern: cardioid
    • Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa
    • Impedance: 200 ohms
    • S/N Ratio: 80 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    • Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
    • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 134 dB SPL
    • Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)
    • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    • Weight: 130g/0.29lb.
    • Size: 22mm x 135mm/0.87" x 5.31"
    • Metal finish: Black chrome
    Pro Coverage
    MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
    3 year parts and labor warranty. (MXL990 and MXL991 have a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty)


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    MXLCR-24 Studio Condenser Kit
     
    5.0

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    (36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Sound I've Been Looking For

    By Brian

    from Mattoon, Illinois

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    Features: Two black chrome studio condensers - one large diaphragm condenser for vocals and one small diaphragm condenser for instruments; flight case; two shock mounts; two leatherette pouches; a polishing cloth; two wind screens; and handling gloves. The large diaphragm mic has a high pass filter and a -10dB pad. Quality & Reliability: I've had these microphones for 5 days and have recorded vocals and acoustic guitar so far. The two microphones seem well built but I'd either cover them up or keep them in their case to keep dust from getting in through their grills. Look & Feel: I must say that the look and feel are excellent. The mirror-like black chrome finish is very glossy and gives them a slick and unique look. A possible drawback is that they are highly prone to smudges/fingerprints (which I imagine is why they come with handling gloves). Both mics have a somewhat hefty feel; not overly heavy and not cheap feeling either. Most importantly though is the sound. The C-24 (the large diaphragm mic) has what I'd call a warm, thick, vintage sound with a smooth and silky upper-frequency response. And that's exactly why I was interested in this mic - it doesn't have the overly bright, sibilant, or harsh top end as do many lower cost mics in this price range. It delivers a more natural reproduction of the human voice but adds a silkiness that you tend to hear on major label recordings. I would recommend using the high pass filter if you're singing any closer to the mic than 12 or 14 inches unless you want an extra bassy vocal. On the acoustic guitar, the C-24p (the small diaphragm mic) has what I'd describe as a crisp/sparkly top end and seems somewhat subdued in the lower frequency range. But this works well with my acoustic guitar (Martin DM), since I tend to EQ it to sound that way anyway. The shock mounts seem to be well made, although, with the seemingly hi tension of the elastic suspension, I wonder how much isolation they really offer. But, they seem well made none the less. The flight case may not be the most sturdy, but it's not terrible and if you take good care of it, it should last and you'll probably appreciate it a lot more than a cardboard box and some styrofoam. The rest of the included accessories - cleaning cloth, windscreens and handling gloves... - may not be deal makers, but are nice extras. Although I can't speak for the longevity of these mics since I've only owned them for less than a week, It seems to be a fantastic package deal for the price. Not only do you get two studio-grade mics that sound MUCH more expensive than they are, but with the halfway decent flight case and the shock mounts, etc. I would call the C-24 package a heck of a bargain!

    (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    They sound as good as they look

    By Michael Hamilton

    from Lutherville, Md

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    I don't think you can go wrong with these mics. Everything about them, from the price to the looks to the sound to the accessories. For only $200, you get a stunningly beautiful large diaphragm chrome microphone with a shockmount, a stunningly beautiful small diaphragm mic with a shockmount, leather pouches for each mic, a polishing cloth, handling gloves...yes handling gloves, and it's all in a sturdy, lockable, metal case. These mics sound beautiful. I just ran the cr24 into a presonus preamp and into my motu and into cubase and it sounds great, even for a quickie recording. Surprising surpasses the at2035 I had was using for a while. I am probably going to buy another set as $200 is a steal, and because I want to have a pair of the cr24p and then the extra cr24 can either be a backup or use for something else.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Nice Sonic Quality!

    By Bill

    from Lincoln

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    I just bought this package deal at the local GC and I must say that I am very pleased! I recorded lead and backup vocal tracks on a couple of our band's songs dry (no effects, besides a little compression) and the results were just amazing. Now granted, I had been using a Sure SM58 stage mic for recording so a studio mic will always have better sonic presense and range, but this was definitely better than I expected. All of us were just amazed at the clarity. Subtle dynamics in the voices rang through and the frequency response was great! I am completely satisfied with this purchase (even a bit giddy).

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Deal, Great Mics!

    By Rik

    from St.Paul, MN

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    When I first saw these I kind of didn't think much of them. When I stopped in to look for a new set of mics to record Acoustic guitar and vocals at Guitar Center I had to have a look at them. I will admit that I am a sucker for stuff that comes in a case and has everything with it(Even included handling gloves to keep the finger prints on the mics down). I bought them and took them home and plugged them in and instantly could tell they were much better than the other mics I have been using. Sound and feature wise these beat many mics and packs hands down. Great Deal!!!

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No mic for this price should sound this good

    By Eric

    from NY NY

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    All of the gear heads have been talking up this mic for months now. Had to buy it. Was shocked to see this kind of quality (and it is a beautiful mic) and they include shockmounts... and a 603S acoustic mic (a little harsh but very useable)... and wind screens and an aluminum carry case (and even gloves to keep fingerprints from getting on the beautiful chrome finish). They could have included none of this and charged double and it would still be an amazing mic for the price. This is one of those hidden things. If you don't believe me look it up (It is called CR-24 in Guitar Center but the model number outside is MXL2003A). Pop that into google and watch thousands of gear heads rave about this mic. For good reason...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow

    By FHSP

    from Columbus, Ohio

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    i bought this mic after my previous one broke and was a little skeptical to believe it would sound good for a microphone but upon receiving it, which by the way the presentation alone is amazing, it comes in a aluminum case with 2 mics, 2 shockmounts, gloves, specialty cloth, 2 smaller leather pouches to put mics in, 2 windscreens, and 2 keys to lock the case up when you store it away, anyhow upon hooking it up and running it thru protools 8 thru an m-audio mbox2 ive got some of the crispiest vocals ive heard come out of a home studio and look forward to much music with this mic. click the link to download my mixtape which was recorded with this mic and hear its quality. AMAZING

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PROFESSIONAL!!

    By Aaron Paoletta

    from Las Vegas, NV

    Comments about MXL CR-24 Studio Condenser Kit:

    I own a recording studio and record label in las vegas (Bad Sue Records) and I was very leary about these mics but I was told to try them and WOW!!!!!. The clarity was unreal. I use the MXL R77 Ribbon and that was a longshot buy so I figured I couldent go wrong with this purchase. I went back and bought 3 more sets. There great for just about anything. Vocals, Cabs, Instruments and Drum Overheads. People are quite shocked when I mic them with MXL but If t works, Use it!!!!!!

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