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
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    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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Great mic, great price


from Chicago

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.

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