MXL 990 Large Diaphragm Stereo Condenser Mic
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XY FET stereo mic makes overhead and location recording a snap.
Based upon the MXL 990--a top selling studio condenser microphone--the MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone is ideal for location recording and is optimized for capturing a wide range of musical performances--both vocal and instrumental--with stunning realism and broad spatial imaging, thanks to its 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern. The MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone also has a maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level) rating of 137 dB--making it an excellent choice for capturing loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar.
Requires phantom power.
- Ideal for location recording
- 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern for broad spatial imaging
- Two class-A FET preamps
- High Sound pressure level for recording loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar
- Internally wired with Mogami cable
- Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish
- Supplied with mic stand adapter, and a 10' five pin to Dual XLR stereo cable
- Comes in rugged carrying case
990 Large Diaphragm Stereo Condenser Mic Specifications:
- Tube Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
Diaphragm: Dual 6 micron gold-sputtered
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern: 90-degree X/Y stereo
Impedance: 200 ohms (per channel)
Equivalent Noise Level: 20 dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
S/N Ratio: 80 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Max SPL for .5% THD: 130 dB
Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+- 4V)
Size: 60mm x 130mm / 2.36 in. x 5.11 in.
Weight: 1.2 lbs / 544.3g
Metal Finish: Champagne
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Comments about MXL 990 Large Diaphragm Stereo Condenser Mic:
Condenser mics can get quite expensive, and I was hesitant to try this one because of the low price. However, having just finished a 3 hour session using it for recording guitar and flute, I found it to be very faithful in capturing the sound as it was heard in the room. The post production took very little tweaking because of the pure signals that I was fortunate to work with as a result of using this mic. It requires phantom power, but even after getting a phantom power box you still end up getting quite a bargain. The mic comes with a nifty split stereo cable that facilitates two channel recording. I invested in the shock mount to minimize floor sounds and I'm glad I did. Even with the shock mount there were some low frequencies that came through but they were low enough to cut in the EQ. Highly recommended for home studio folks.