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MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone

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Show-off your recording pride with this limited-edition MXL 990s condenser microphone in a fantastic red, white and blue finish, embellished with glorious stars-and-stripes. A revolutionary microphone for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and more, the MXL 990s Patriot will have you saluting your tracks thanks to its triumphant sound quality p...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Show-off your recording pride with this limited-edition MXL 990s condenser microphone in a fantastic red, white and blue finish, embellished with glorious stars-and-stripes. A revolutionary microphone for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and more, the MXL 990s Patriot will have you saluting your tracks thanks to its triumphant sound quality produced with a balanced output, a high quality FET preamp, -10 dB pad and 150Hz low-cut switch. The 990s Patriot has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound suited for a wide range of digital and analog recording. This is the perfect studio centerpiece to symbolize your admiration of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of quality audio.

Features

Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 30Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 130 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Pressure gradient condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio
  • Diaphragm size: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Switches: 150 Hz low-cut switches, -10 dB pad
  • Phantom power required: Yes (48V)
Size and weight
  • Width: 2.36"
  • Height: 5.11"
  • Weight: 1.2 lb.
Included accessories
  • Case: Not included
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shock mount: No
  • Power supply: No
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MXL990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Patriot Mics Are Tops

By Prof Mike

from Anchorage

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

    MXL took a fine Mic, their 990, and celebrated Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Election Day, Veterans Day and any other patriot holiday you'd like to add in. They brought us an excellent choice of microphone that is known for it's sound and physical stability. In short, this mic meets the MXL standard - and it's MXL-Ready! This is a great way to commemorate America. I bought three initially. I like them so well, I'm going to add at least two more.

    I hope they do something similar with the Maple Leaf, and the Union Jack.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A sweet little 990 with a patriotic twist!

    By jh

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

      A sweet little 990 with a patriotic twist!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Patriot Mic

      By Fusion

      from New York, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

        I use the microphone to mic my acoustic resonator guitar. The sensitivity is amazing and reproduces the sound better than expected. The signal is clean and I send it through my sub-mixer and looper. Love the Patriot colors. Received it just in time for my July 4th gig.

         
        4.0

        If you're a VO on a budget, forget the rest and get this

        By VJ-VO

        from San Marco, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent value
        • Versatile
        • You'll feel patriotic af using this

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Voice over work

          Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

          Hope this review didn't show up twice! If so, sorry :-| Anyway, I gave only 4 stars because those which deserve 5 stars are the TLM 103, U87, and MKH-416. Otherwise, this MXL Patriot 990 has excellent recording quality that belies its price. For best results, run it through a good mic pre-amp and USB interface. I run this through a dbx 286s for some 60Hz cut, a little compression, de-essing, and a little noise gate. The dbx provides 48v phantom power to this mic as well. The dbx goes to my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface, into my early '15 MacBook (great for in the booth because there are no moving parts or fans inside), and finally into Adobe Audition CC. So, with very little EQ in post, I can make this thing sound truly pro quality. That is, the sound quality of this unit is far superior to any budget microphone you'll buy at this price and up to about $500, including anything USB. Happily, it is devoid of the shrill/klangy top end of other microphones in, and even above, this price. This is a very quiet mic and, unlike the regular XML 990, this one has switches for 150Hz low-cut and -10 dB cut. It's a 3/4" (and gold spluttered) diaphragm, meaning it picks up less room noise than a typical 1" diaphragm LDC mic. Comes with a mic stand mount, and that's all. However, I haven't felt the need to spring for a shock mount. I am a voice actor with a Sennheiser 415t, and wanted a LDC for the more intimate or "conversational" spots I work on. This fits the bill, no problem. If anything happened to this unit, I'd buy another one in a minute.

           
          4.0

          Forget Chinese USB microphones and get this

          By Vincent

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

          Only 4 stars because those which deserve 5 stars are the TLM 103, U87, and MKH-416. Otherwise, this MXL Patriot 990 has excellent recording quality that belies its price. For best results, run it through a good mic pre-amp and USB interface. I run this through a dbx 286s for some 60Hz cut, a little compression, de-essing, and a little noise gate. The dbx provides 48v phantom power to this mic as well. The dbx goes to my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface, into my early '15 MacBook (great for in the booth because there are no moving parts or fans inside), and finally into Adobe Audition CC. So, with very little EQ in post, I can make this thing sound truly pro quality. That is, the sound quality of this unit is far superior to any budget microphone you'll buy at this price and up to about $500, including anything USB. Happily, it is devoid of the shrill/klangy top end of other microphones in, and even above, this price. This is a very quiet mic and, unlike the regular XML 990, this one has switches for 150Hz low-cut and -10 dB cut. It's a 3/4" (and gold spluttered) diaphragm, meaning it picks up much less room noise than a typical 1" diaphragm LDC mic. Comes with a mic stand mount, and that's all. However, I haven't felt the need to spring for a shock mount. I am a voice actor with a Sennheiser 415t, and wanted a LDC for the more intimate or "conversational" spots I work on. This fits the bill, no problem. If anything happened to this unit, I'd buy another one in a minute.

           
          5.0

          Broadcasting and Voice-over Microphone!!!

          By Jerry

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

          Here's a perfect sweet sounding microphone for voice over and broadcast announcing work. Hard to beat a 990 mic. Relly don't need the cut off switch or the -20db switch but wow...what a bargain! Guitar Center also has superior customer service and super fast shipping. This is my second order and I'm sure they'll be more!

           
          5.0

          This Is Good

          By ME

          from CO

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

            This mic might look funny. But. Sound Quality is great for the price. Picked up 3 of these for our podcast and couldn't be happier. After getting them setup and dialed in we've had great results.

             
            5.0

            Great Mic. Clearance Price Makes It A Steal.

            By Dreaux

            from The Bronx, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

              I've Owned The Blue Spark, Rode NT1, Aston Origin And This Honestly Can Compete With The Quality Of Those Microphones. I Can't Say Its The Best. But At This Price You Will Not Be Disappointed. DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING !!!

               
              5.0

              I recommend

              By Matheus

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

              Fancy and good

               
              5.0

              Great Mike / Easy to spot

              By The studio creep

              from Longview, WA USA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                Really good mike at the full regular price. If you can warm up to the red, white, and blue custom finish and get it on sale: all the better for ya.

                 
                5.0

                Best for the Price! Great Sound!

                By Ron Tyler

                from Tyler,Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                  I use this mic on Ron Tyler & Friends radio program!

                  (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  its ok

                  By Jimmy Jr.

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy
                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                  its ok

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for the price

                  By Sound.Church

                  from Lynnwood, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile
                  • Vocals

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • No shock mount

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Guitar
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                  For the price, it's a solid condenser mic with average performance.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product at a friends advice, and your kind offer

                  By Bill

                  from Ok

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                    needs some new adventures

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