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MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone

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The MXL R40 is a solidly built, elegant-looking ribbon mic that features passive circuitry to keep the signal as pure as possible. By employing just two main components-ribbon motor and transformer-th... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$15999.00
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Overview

The MXL R40 is a solidly built, elegant-looking ribbon mic that features passive circuitry to keep the signal as pure as possible. By employing just two main components-ribbon motor and transformer-the R40 maintains the classic, smooth sound that makes ribbon mics a top choice for recording rich-sounding vocals.

In keeping with its straightforward design, the bi-directional R40 has no switches in the circuit path, just like any high-end ribbon mic-just an XLR connector at the base. The MXL R40 excels at vocal recording, as well as guitar, horns, and other acoustic instruments.

*Note: While the R40 boasts a sturdy design, care should be taken placing it in front of high-SPL sources. Extreme close-miking at very high SLP can damage any ribbon mic.

**Do not use phantom power with the R40. Phantom power will damage a passive ribbon mic.

FEATURES

  • Low cost, high quality
  • No active electronics to color sound
  • Shockmount and microfiber cleaning cloth included
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-17kHz
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8
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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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  • 100% coverage for commercial use
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  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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MXLR40 Ribbon Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First time user of a Ribbon Mic, and I'm not disappointed.

By CLM

from Terrell TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone:

    I'm just starting to build up some recording gear for practicing trumpet solos for my church. I read that a ribbon mi was the best for recording brass instruments, so I thought I'd give this a try. Comparing this to a Dynamic mic and Condenser mic (That came with my TASCAM 2x2) the recorin sound is fuller and clearer on the Ribbon Mic. While I'm not pro by any means, I can say that I've upgraded my home practice studio with this purchase.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MXL R40

    By PC

    from Central Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone:

      This is my 4th MXL microphone and my 2nd R40. I own the R144
      And the R150. Each microphone has its merits but the clarity of the
      R40 can not be over stated. I found its best uses to be for vocals
      acoustic guitar and Banjo.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By john

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone:

      Twice

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Warm smooth tone

      By WAYNE GLASER

      from Rush, New York

      Comments about MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone:

      I purchased this mic about a month ago looking for something that had a warm sound and this mic fits the bill. For the price it would be hard to beat! The mic does take a little more pre amp power to operate at the same volume as my condenser mic but that is not negative. Very happy with my purchase.

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