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MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone  

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Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the MXL.006 USB / Cardioid Condenser Microphone features a large gold diaphragm that delivers a big, rich sound characteristic of studio and broadcast microphones. U... Read More

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Overview

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the MXL.006 USB / Cardioid Condenser Microphone features a large gold diaphragm that delivers a big, rich sound characteristic of studio and broadcast microphones. Unlike most studio condenser mics the MXL.006 is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) instrument that connects directly to your computer without the need for external mic preamps. Now, anyone requiring high quality, professional sound on their computer can record music or dialog by simply connecting to a standard USB port. Featuring support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, this exceptionally easy-to-use microphone even includes gain adjustment settings via the built-in three position attenuation switch.

As a plug and play device for both Windows and Macintosh, it requires no special drivers whatsoever. Simply connect the microphone's USB cable to a computer's USB port, and installation is quick and effortless. In addition to recording instruments or voice for home recording applications, the new MXL.006 is the perfect microphone for podcasting or adding dialog to presentations and other multimedia projects. It is also the perfect solution capable of opening new possibilities for radio and news broadcasters and for location recording.

Unlike electrets or dynamic microphones typically used for computer work, the MXL.006 has an extremely smooth, natural sound typical of what one would hear on a professionally produced CD or radio show. The analog section of the new MXL.006 microphone features a 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response, a large gold diaphragm, pressure-gradient condenser capsule, and a 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB), making it easy to configure the microphone to virtually any sound source. The digital section features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Protecting the instrument's capsule is a heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter.

To make recording a trouble-free process, the new MXL.006 features a red LED behind the protective grill. This LED informs the user that the microphone is active and correctly oriented toward the user. To complete this terrific package, the MXL.006 ships with a travel case, a desktop microphone stand, a 10-foot USB cable, windscreen, an owner's manual, and an applications guide.

Features
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) mic connects directly to a computer without the need for external mic preamp
  • 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz
  • Large gold diaphragm, pressure-gradient condenser capsule
  • 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB)
  • 20 Hz ” 20kHz frequency response
  • Red LED behind the protective grill informs the user that the microphone is active and correctly oriented toward the user
  • Heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter
  • Wired with Mogami cable
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3 year parts and labor warranty. (MXL990 and MXL991 have a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty)


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MXLUSB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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Very Impressive

When first bought MXLUSB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone, I was a bit worried if it wasn't as great as it sounds, but as soon as i started recording. It was great, clear...Read complete review

When first bought MXLUSB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone, I was a bit worried if it wasn't as great as it sounds, but as soon as i started recording. It was great, clear vocals, no static...very very impressive, it's a good product for the low price. Now there's a chance for all those low budget musicians to record studio clean tracks....

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Ok for vocals only!

If you need a mic that only is used for podcasts or other vocal (talking) recordings, its decent, but do not buy this if you want a good all around microphone. Acoustic...Read complete review

If you need a mic that only is used for podcasts or other vocal (talking) recordings, its decent, but do not buy this if you want a good all around microphone. Acoustic guitar sounds somewhat distorted, electric guitar and drums are just completely out of the picture, and singing is not a good idea with this one. It just has no umph to it and should not be used for professional or semi-professional recordings. The only good thing is that it is USB and doesn't have a lot of weird noises when being used with a computer like most mics do if you plug them into the direct input. However, because it is USB, it can't be used with anything other than a computer.

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5.0

Great experience

By Michael

from Youngstown, OH

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    Use this product to record my own podcast and some music. Easy to use, great results.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Go ahead and get it

    By Larcey B

    from carrollton, texas

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    real nice sound records good with string instruments pianos, and vocals.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice sound, nice price for podcasting

    By Jeff

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    Bought this mic to do webinars and podcasts for a series of software products. I am impressed with the zippered case and the packaging of it all. Sound quality is a huge improvement from the Blue Snowflake I was using. The Snowflake, when mounted on the laptop, picked up key strokes and mouse clicks, common with webinars since you have to advance PP slides, show live demos, etc. Also, the distance from my mouth to the mic really gave it a 'thin' sound. The MXL .006, on the other hand, can be placed b/w the laptop and your mouth, rejecting the keyboard and mouse clicks behind it. And attendees report great sound quality. I have not hear the internal noise that others have noted here. This is a podcasting/webinar mic, so even if there is self noise, it's a non-issue. The tripod is mostly plastic and the included foam windscreen is just plain silly. I'd prefer to see an all metal tripod and mounting ring as I know this one won't stand up to regular use. Buy yourself the Rode large foam windscreen to tame the plosives. Overall, great sound quality and value.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Latency issue

    By editor4tv

    from New York, NY

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    Works fine for recording vocals, especially spoken word (i.e scratch tracks for VO/editing). Latency issue makes multitracking near impossible. Great sound for the price, but would have loved to have had 0 latency via monitoring through mic circuitry.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Scott tolar

    from Covina, California

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    I love it, the thing works excellent. very user friendly. the drivers are found and located simply. I am using it for Voice over work and have not encountered any Hissing or buzz on the recording.

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    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Mic!

    By rob

    from CA

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    I record rap vocals and RnB vocals, and this mic does the job great, the quality is really clear and cd/studio quality like. There is a very faint static noise that it generates but its completely unoticable unless you crank the volume to max! I started with an older condenser mic and now to this, and this was way better! it fits the bill and does the job, highly recommended!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great buy 1 problem

    By Chris

    from Durham

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    This usb mic is great. There is no static, but need a shock because it can record footsteps. Its good for the price but has one flaw. If your computer has one sound driver then you will not hear music from the pc. You will need an outer source to listen but with great timing its no matter.

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    (11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Ok for vocals only!

    By Matt

    from New York

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    If you need a mic that only is used for podcasts or other vocal (talking) recordings, its decent, but do not buy this if you want a good all around microphone. Acoustic guitar sounds somewhat distorted, electric guitar and drums are just completely out of the picture, and singing is not a good idea with this one. It just has no umph to it and should not be used for professional or semi-professional recordings. The only good thing is that it is USB and doesn't have a lot of weird noises when being used with a computer like most mics do if you plug them into the direct input. However, because it is USB, it can't be used with anything other than a computer.

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    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Impressive

    By DLC-UNITY

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    When first bought MXLUSB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone, I was a bit worried if it wasn't as great as it sounds, but as soon as i started recording. It was great, clear vocals, no static...very very impressive, it's a good product for the low price. Now there's a chance for all those low budget musicians to record studio clean tracks....

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    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprisingly nice

    By Animix

    from Durango, CO

    Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

    I've got a professional studio with some very expensive mics/preamps. I was looking for something to use with the little windows recorder applet for for quick & dirty scratch pad duty without having to set up mics and patch into preamps. This fits the bill to a "T". I was expecting a cheap *toy* at this price. This mic is not a toy. I am very (pleasantly) surprised by the quality of the signal and the switchable level settings seem to be well thought out.

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