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MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone  

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The MXL V900 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that is as comfortable to use and as effective on stage as it is in the studio. The heavy duty custom grille assembly has been carefully tuned to... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MXL V900 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that is as comfortable to use and as effective on stage as it is in the studio. The heavy duty custom grille assembly has been carefully tuned to optimize the MXL V900 microphone's premium condenser element. Internally shock mounted, the MXL V900 mic has a unique stand mounting design that isolates vibration and reduces handling noise. The MXL V900 microphone has a classic, vintage look that will complement your performance and stage presence. The MXL V900 is a Class A microphone designed to exhibit a wide dynamic range and a low noise floor. The MXL V900 is also a perfect microphone for digital recording.

Features Audio
  • Analog or digital:Analog
  • Frequency response:20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL:145 dB
  • Connectivity:XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule:Condenser
  • Polar pattern:Cardioid
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications:Studio
  • Diaphragm size:Large
  • Switches:No
  • Phantom power required:Yes (48V)
  • Size and weight
  • Width:3.25"
  • Height:6.75"
  • Weight:2.3 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:Yes
  • Clip:No
  • Shockmount:No
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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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MXLV900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice balance tone

This microphone was a surprise. I have many MXL mics, all of them good, but this one had such a full rich low end and crisp but natural highs. It reminds me of...Read complete review

This microphone was a surprise. I have many MXL mics, all of them good, but this one had such a full rich low end and crisp but natural highs. It reminds me of the old ribbon mics. The design of the case allows you to speak or sing close without a wind screen, and the look of the mic is stunning with a lot of old style appeal. The built quality seems good but the sound is stellar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Looks aren't everything

I took a chance on this mic when I saw how many 5 star reviews there were. My loss but it wasn't an expensive gamble.Yes, for the price you get a lot: A...Read complete review

I took a chance on this mic when I saw how many 5 star reviews there were. My loss but it wasn't an expensive gamble.Yes, for the price you get a lot: A cool looking mic, a nice cable and a sturdy case. But what's a mic for? Looks or sound? I tested the mic on three 6-string guitars, various vocals, light percussion and acoustic bass.It's just not smooth. The high end yields a distortion that is easy to hear and bothersome so don't use this mic to record female vocals or male vocals in the Sting range. It did, however, sound much better in the lower mid range. Bass was dim and lacked any depth no matter how I placed the mic.It does look cool but the solid brace conducts sound right through it; even floor vibrations from outside the booth could be heard like a heart beat.For those on a budget, and looking for a starter mic to get down some ideas... it's a nice package. For those looking for smooth pro-quality sound, you can spend a little more on an Audio Technica AT series mic and be in a completely different world. For just a bit more money (IE: AT 2035) you'll hear a big difference.

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5.0

Cool Vintage Vibe

By Rock Star Daddy

from Id

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

I like the vintage vibe and sound quality

 
5.0

Love this Mic!!!

By OpenHeartHarmony

from Ga.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

    Been singing Gospel music for 35 years and had a lot of different mics over those years. This mic has been very reliable and our group has been well pleased with it. 4 of us sing and have 2 acoustic guitars and banjo and this mic picks the singing and music up very well. Only thing is that on hardwood surfaces it picks up all the noise. But it can be solved by simply putting a piece of carpet under your mic stand.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big, Clear and FAT Sound!!

    By BravoRock DJ John

    from Wernersville, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Great looking
    • Heavy duty
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy
    • Transmits Stand Noise

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Show Mic With Clear Sound

    Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

    This Mic is visually stunning when you open the case; it's big, and it stands large and center like the old classic RCA-44 "Radio Mic" from the 30s and 40s. It's just fantastic to look at! Plus, this thing is rugged and heavy and has a very forward sound for vocals. It probably would not be a great live performance mic unless it's part of the (visual) prop setup, because, as a large capsule condenser, it's very sensitive, especially to feedback, and it picks up low frequency noise from the stand. A typical mic preamp with lo-cut filter is effective at controlling stand thumps. Other than that, this is a gorgeous microphone with very good sound quality, especially for vocals. It would be great for live broadcasting remotes with classic flavor. Sure, it's a niche mic, but still a great sound performer!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    In my humble opinion...

    By Heltup

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Price
    • Great Proximity Effect
    • Great Voice Broadcast

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I am not a seasoned professional recording artist. I have a home studio and have had some experience with lower end microphones.
    In my opinion, I really liked this mic. Still, I do not have experience with high priced models. Really, should they be compared side by side?

     
    5.0

    Durable and Releable

    By Terry Christensen

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

      I have been using this microphone as my primary mic for my home studio for over 3 years. I use it for voice over work. It's got a clean sound and brings a true reproduction of sound. I would recommend pairing it with a Presounus Pre-Amp, if you don't already have one.

       
      4.0

      Boomy but very useful

      By Steplander

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

      I bought this for fun because of its looks as I am sure many will.
      I was surprised by the big sound.
      The low and mid range is very hot. The high end is not silky like mics costing a tiny bit more, but this coloring of the sound works well for rock vocals or recording a guitar through an amp.
      For ballads and soft tunes I would use another mic.
      Beware of the boom. This package doesn't come with a shock absorbing mount, If you fix this mic to a stand using the included mount, floor vibration transmits into the mic. (Ba-Boom)
      I placed my stand on foam to reduce this noise during recording. That did the trick.
      I did not detect any system noise or hum created by the mic. It's pretty clean but appears to have a wide view.
      Bottom line: it's a fun mic and looks great.

       
      3.0

      Not a bad mic, a little noisey

      By Richard B

      from Pacifica, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

        I've owned this mic for a couple of years now. It's pretty okay. If you're on a budget and need a large-diaphragm condenser mic in a pinch, this one will do. The frequency response is pretty flat, which makes it fairly versatile. I've used it on vocals, Acoustic guitar (as a body mic,) cajon, among others. The transient response is what you'd expect with a condenser, and the internal shock mount does help eliminate some handling noise. That said, it is a bit noisey. I'm currently running a Focusrite Liquid 56 (with a Motu 8pre daisychained via ADAT.) The preamps are amazingly quiet. I can crank them almost all the way up with my Shure KSM44 and only hear the room, whereas with the MXL V900 you start to hear the hiss at a much lower level of gain. So, if you've got something loud to record that would benefit from a large-diaphragm condenser, or are just looking for a decent entry-level vocal mic for cheap, I would recommend this mic. If you're electrically inclined and looking for a little more clarity/versatility I would recommend spending fifty bucks more to purchase the A550 multipattern from Aurycle. A small mod to the capsule will make that thing sound absolutely identical to a Neumann m147.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Podcaster

        By Velcro

        from Arkansas

        Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

        I love this mic! The flat response is perfect for my voice which tends to crack on the high end (my voice not the mic) I also use a MXL 990 but it tends to get a little muddy on the bottom end and picks up way to much noise from behind. The V900 is very directional and has a pinpoint sweet spot. This helped a lot with my background noise. So if you move around a lot this is not for you. The only complaint I have is it is heavy and I had to modify my boom desk arm to stay in one place

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gimmicky, but does the job.

        By Alexander-Xbty3

        from Philadelphia

        Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

        I use this precisely for what it's billed to do well, and it does it well. I use it for light recording and stage use. This mic splits the difference fairly well. It gives my voice the shimmer I always look for - that vintage crisp tone. Pair it with a tube preamp and you're in business. The package is a little gimmicky: large carrying case with paper-thin keys, cable, polishing cloth...the marketing is a little heavy-handed. The mic itself is also kind of ENORMOUS. So the looks miss the mark - not exactly a sleek and sexy piece as the marketing intended. It's sort of bulky and fat. The sound is good and the unit is versatile enough to handle stage and studio. That's what I got it for, and that's what it does.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Looks aren't everything

        By Steplander

        from New York

        Comments about MXL V900 Stage and Studio Condenser Microphone:

        I took a chance on this mic when I saw how many 5 star reviews there were. My loss but it wasn't an expensive gamble.Yes, for the price you get a lot: A cool looking mic, a nice cable and a sturdy case. But what's a mic for? Looks or sound? I tested the mic on three 6-string guitars, various vocals, light percussion and acoustic bass.It's just not smooth. The high end yields a distortion that is easy to hear and bothersome so don't use this mic to record female vocals or male vocals in the Sting range. It did, however, sound much better in the lower mid range. Bass was dim and lacked any depth no matter how I placed the mic.It does look cool but the solid brace conducts sound right through it; even floor vibrations from outside the booth could be heard like a heart beat.For those on a budget, and looking for a starter mic to get down some ideas... it's a nice package. For those looking for smooth pro-quality sound, you can spend a little more on an Audio Technica AT series mic and be in a completely different world. For just a bit more money (IE: AT 2035) you'll hear a big difference.

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