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MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone  

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Go ahead... get loud. Designed as a studio go-to mic for daily recording, the MXL R80 is built to last inside and outside. MXL has built modern ribbon elements into the R80 microphone. It has a high S... Read More

Available 12-23-2016 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

Go ahead... get loud. Designed as a studio go-to mic for daily recording, the MXL R80 is built to last inside and outside. MXL has built modern ribbon elements into the R80 microphone. It has a high SPL capacity, making it suitable for guitar cabinets and horns. The figure 8 polar pattern lets sound roll in from both sides of the mic to create a full sound. The MXL R80 excels on the stage and in the studio. A figure-8 pattern will pick up sounds from the front and back sides of the microphone with equal sensitivity while maintaining a large amount of rejection 90 off access. The front of the microphone is indicated by the MXL logo where the audio signal is in-phase while the back side has an inverted phase.

Figure 8 pattern picks up room sound and instruments
Mellow sound with a rich midrange
High SPL capability for loud instruments
All metal construction withstands regular use

Features
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 130 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Ribbon
  • Pattern: Figure-8
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio, stage
  • Phantom power required: No
  • Size and weight
  • Length: 7.56" (192 mm)
  • Width: 1.85" (47 mm)
  • Depth: 1.85" (47 mm)
  • Weight: .71 lbs. (320 g)
  • Included accessories
  • Case: None (cardboard)
  • Clip: Hard rubber
  • Power supply: No
  • Other
  • Other: Cleaning cloth
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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MXLR80 Ribbon Microphone
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)

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4.0

yes

By Benson

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone:

The ribbon microphone sounds great during the test. I have not test it live.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Value Price Ribbon Mike

By Skip

from Altadena, Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone:

    This is a solid Mike and a welcome addition to my collection.
    I tested it on classical guitar and vocals, connected to a focusrite interface and also a Allen & Heath Q 16 mixer with excellent results.(Very clean and warm) So if I only use it for those two elements its still a great buy. To get the best performance from this mike, you have to experiment with it and find out where it works best for you. Once that is established, you will realize that you have a great ribbon mike for under one dollars.

     
    5.0

    Great mic

    By Ransomdenton

    from Dallas, texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone:

      BIG, WARM and fairly deep. Okay, I got two of these on sale and so we are using these mics for a second mic on a classical guitar, overhead and room mic for drums and on our tone wheel and Wurly 4100. These mics hit that deeper warm tone. I like matching them with say a 57 to get a nice spectrum. I love them and on sale they are magic. I might pick up two more when they go back on sale but even at retail they rock.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent quality for the price

      By SoFry

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Output a little low

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone:

      Love the sound quality that comes out of this mic. It's sound is clear and true, and picks up loud volumes without distortion. The output is a bit lower than other mics I have, but not so much as to be a problem.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice inexpensive ribbon mic

      By marbert

      from California

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone:

        GC was blowing these out for half price a couple weeks ago and I couldn't resist. I have an MXL R40 ribbon that I've been enjoying quite a bit and wanted to see if the R80 was an upgrade. If it is, it's a minor one. The R40 came with a shock mount, this R80 only comes with a plastic clip that screws to the bottom of the mic and let's every knock and bump get into your recording. I'll need to get an after market shock mount. If you're going to record vocals or some other soft to moderate source, you'll need a pre-amp with plenty of gain to push these low output ribbon mics. My M-Audio MobilePre USB doesn't have that kind of headroom, so I bought a Triton Fethead and just used this mic today to do some vocal takes and voiceover work. That extra 20db of gain from the Fethead is a perfect addition to this mic; really opened up its dynamic range. Other than the voice work, I've used this mic outside a kick drum, about 6 inches from the resonant head. Definitely an application where this mic shines. Plenty of rich low end information in the 20-40Hz range to support the internal kick drum mic. Happy to have this mic in my collection.

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