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MXL 840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair)   

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This MXL 840 pair captures every detail of instrument recordings. These twin mics have small diaphragm capsules and cardioid polar patterns for preci...Read More

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A dynamic duo of condenser mics made for getting every nuance of your sound during recording.

This MXL 840 pair captures every detail of instrument recordings. These twin mics have small diaphragm capsules and cardioid polar patterns for precise directionality. A fast, transient response makes the 840 pair ideal for drum overheads. Acoustic guitars, pianos and strings sound just as rich, and high SPL handling capabilities make these mics perfect for recording horns too. Position each 840 microphone in the perfect spot using the included shockmounts for complete isolation from room vibrations.

FEATURES
  • Includes shockmounts for perfect placement
  • Ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitars, pianos and strings
  • Cardioid polar pattern to focus in on the sweet spot
  • Fast transient response for extra accuracy
  • Small-diaphragm capsule that captures extra detail
  • Internally wired with Mogami
  • Includes two shockmounts and a microfiber cleaning cloth

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SPECIFICATIONS

840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair)

  • Type: Pressure gradient condenser
  • Capsule size: 22mm
  • Frequency response: 30Hz-20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedence: 110Ω
  • Equivalent noise: 20dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N ratio: 74dB (Ref. 1 Pa A-weighted)
  • Max SPL for .5% THD: 137dB
  • Power requirements: Phantom power 48V ± 4V
  • Weight: .2lb/280g
  • Size: 22mm x 134mm (.87" x 5.28")
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MXL840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair)
 
4.0

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4.0

Awesome mics for the beginner

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from Philadelphia

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about MXL 840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair):

These are exactly what I needed. Been using them as drum overheads in my low end home studio and they do a really great job of picking up the cymbals snare and toms, and with only one soundproof blanket in between them and the guitar amp, they still don't pick up a ton of guitar.

I will warn you though, they sound a little empty without a room mic and a bass drum mic so don't expect to be able to do Glyn Johns method. Either the pickup pattern, or the frequency response limits the bass drum from really cutting through and the snare sounds really thin without some kind of natural reverb. Been using a hallway mic (large diaphragm condenser) and a dynamic mic to just pick up the bass drum (SM58 lol I know, but trust me a little EQ and it sounds fine). Assuming you have enough other mics to cover that then you could even consider this a good thing because you won't have to worry about the overheads interfering with the bass drum mic.

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5.0

Great mics

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from Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair):

    I use the mics for overheads on my drums, the second I heard the recording I was amazed. They really do the job

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    3.0

    New, Not Better

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    from Lowell, MA

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Noisy
    • Poor Sound Quality

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      Comments about MXL 840 Small Diaphragm Instrument Microphones (Pair):

      With this being the next generation after the 603 series, I expected it to show some kind of improvements... But that is not so.
      These mics are OK. They have a wide frequency response, lightweight(although the mics seem to be on the flimsy side), and come with good shock mounts.
      But the noise level is much higher than I expected, which is quite disappointing, as most manufacturers have been bringing the noise floor down, not up.
      I'd return them, if I could...

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