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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... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-14-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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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. 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
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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MXLUSB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Unusable - noise and whistle

    By Dr. B

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

        I have been musician, producer/engineer, studio owner, and teacher for over 30 years. I needed to replace my school's Samson CO3U, which I loved and used on countless projects, but MF said they discontinued the model, so I thought I would try the MXL USB-006, since it also has pad switch. However, the sound quality was so bad I had to send it back and get a comparable Blue Yeti mic instead (which works great). The 006 itself generates a very loud and noticeable low frequency garbage noise as well as high freq. whistle. Even using a parametric eq to roll off the low end and try to notch out the whistle, it wasn't enough to make the students' Vocal Techniques class projects anything worth saving. Even when compared with cheap Samson Q2U Handheld Usb mic, with the two tracks viewed side by side, the 006 noise waveform occupies about 15-20% of the total headroom even when there is no input signal present (up to -15 to -12 db!!) whereas the Q2U during quiet passages shows a thin line at neg infinity, as should be expected. It was so bad, I thought maybe even the unit I received perhaps had some grounding issue, but apparently not, as other professional users have experienced the same condition. Lastly, even without all of the added noise and annoying whistle, the quality of the actual recording is very sub-par - dull and lifeless. And the 3 level pad switch is very flimsy plastic which only serves to increase the noise level. Note: in all my years in the biz, this is the first time I felt compelled to chime in with a review.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great microphone for affordable price!!

        By AJ Risner

        from Temple, Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

          I bought this without knowing the full potential of this USB microphone and wasn't dissapointed. I use this for recording my music and i've used it for a few shows i did and it has great quality and it's durable. Definitely good for the price.

          (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.

          (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.

          (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.

          (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.

          (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!

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth more

          By TheNightFox

          from OC/California

          Comments about MXL USB-006 Powered Condenser Microphone:

          All I have is my iBook and garage band and for anyone who knows, recording with a mic connected to your laptop leaves a horrible horrible hum. As soon as I plugged this in there was SILENCE! But after a couple hours I noticed the SLIGHTEST of SLIGHTEST background noise. I'd give it a 4.9 if I could, but it's definitely keeping me from a complete 5. But it's amazing nonetheless

          (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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