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... Read More
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.
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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.