MXL V69 Mogami Edition Tube Microphone
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Get the expensive sound of vintage tube mics without the expensive maintenance costs.
The MXL V69 is a large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone. Its classic sound enhances vocal and instrument performances in professional and home studio environments. The extremely low noise level, wide dynamic range and warm sonic characteristics make the V69 mic a perfect complement to all analog and digital recording devices. Comes with deluxe flight case, versatile shock mount, dedicated power supply, Mogami 7-pin and XLR microphone cables and windscreen.
- Analog or digital:Analog
- Frequency response:20Hz to 18kHz
- Max SPL:140 dB
- Pattern and type
- Capsule:Tube Condenser
- Polar pattern:Cadioid
- Diaphragm size:Large
- Phantom power required:No
- Size and weight
- Weight:1 lb.
- Included accessories
- Power supply:Yes
V69 Mogami Edition Tube Microphone Specifications:
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Comments about MXL V69 Mogami Edition Tube Microphone:
Having put the MXL V69 Mogami Edition tube condenser through its paces, I can say with certainty that I'm very pleased with it. It's not exactly what I was hoping for, but then I was hoping for a Neumann microphone; for $270 or so, you cannot get a Neumann microphone, so it was a rather unrealistic hope.
That said, it compares very well, considering the price, in clarity and frequency coverage to large-diaphragm condensers that, like a Neumann U47 or U87, are several orders of magnitude more expensive. I'd be more inclined to mic a tenor singer or a woman up with the V69, but as a baritone singing in the high ranges of progressive/power metal, I'm more than pleased with how it picks up my voice; the lows are clear, but not overwhelming; the low-mid range is a bit scooped (and as such, this mic is admittedly not ideal for a baritone), but the high-mids are great and the top is crystal clear. Large vocal overdubs blend together beautifully. This mic, when properly positioned, also captures more nuances in the acoustic guitar than I've been able to do without it, and the tube that drives it adds a wonderful sense of warmth and organic musicality to all that I've recorded with it so far. I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a vocal mic for people with higher voices, or for a good acoustic guitar mic. I haven't tried it yet, but I imagine it would make a great room mic, too, given its boosted upper frequency range. As far as a vocal mic for a baritone (such as myself), I'll keep fishing when I have the money to spare, but I'm more than content with MXL's V69, for now.