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MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone  

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The MXL 990XL condenser microphone is an enhanced version of MXL’s popular 990 mic. This new microphone is now available with a large 32mm capsule. T...Read More

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Enhanced version of MXL's popular 990 with larger capsule for a bold, open, sound.

The MXL 990XL condenser microphone is an enhanced version of MXL’s popular 990 mic. This new microphone is now available with a large 32mm capsule. The larger diaphragm provides a bigger, bolder, and more open sound that is perfect for creating polished analog and digital recordings. The large body combined with a champagne finish makes this a must-have tool for recording enthusiasts. The MXL 990 XL includes a custom shock mount.

FEATURES
  • 32mm capsule
  • FET preamp with balanced output
  • Provides a clear, bold sound
  • Large body with champagne finish
  • Includes custom shock mount

Order today and get satisfying results from an affordable microphone.

SPECIFICATIONS

990XL Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Pressure-gradient condenser mic
  • Diaphragm: 6-micron, gold sputtered
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Impedance: 160ohm
  • Sensitivity: 25mV/Pa
  • Equivalent Noise: 14dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 138dB
  • Power Requirement: 48V phantom power (±4V)
  • Current Consumption: < 5.5mA
  • Size: 2-3/4” x 6-5/16” (71mm x 160mm)
  • Weight: 1.35lb. (612g)
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MXL990XL Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    5.0

    More quality than expected

    By asevenman

    from Oregon

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

      I had been searching for an MXL mic for a month or so and was fortunate to find the xl model at a ridiculously low price. It works beautifully for my VO work. I had thought that I would have to upgrade at some point to sound professional but this mic will do just fine.

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      5.0

      Very pleasantly surprised

      By Dave B.

      from Abilene, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Sensitivity
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

        I use this microphone to record vocals and classical guitar. The sound is amazingly clean. The microphone easily captures all the emotional nuances of the vocals, as well as creating the most accurate recordings I've been able to achieve of classical guitar. This is a great addition to my home studio!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for kids in live sound environment

        By RockbottomPlayers

        from Binghamton, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Chorus
        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Kids
        • Live Sound

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Kids Chorus
        • Live Sound
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

        I was looking for something better than a boundary mic for picking up kids on stage. This fit the bill perfectly. Paired with a NADY Phantom power supply this thing gives great gain before feedback. Especially since kids don't project very well. I can hear them all well from about 3-5 feet away from the mic.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone

        By Johnny

        from Grand Haven, Michigan

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

          This was definitely a big bump up from the MXL 990 I owned. I'm not dogging the standard 990 because for a good standard condenser microphone it had it's good points and bad points. But all around I got some good use out of it and vocals were good that I used it primarily for. But why drive a Pinto when you can drive a Cadillac? Only thing I was disappointed about was I was told at the time of my order that it included a very nice protective hard shell carrying case. It did not come that way. Just a standard shipping box with a Styrofoam insert to stabilize the microphone and shock mount. And there was supposed to be a pencil condenser mike included too and that was not there either. I will have to look around for an inexpensive protective hard shell case for it. This will probably be the last condenser microphone I will ever own. And don't see any reason now to buy something more expensive. This will make my vocal recordings much more polished. Good price here too.

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          5.0

          Last Condenser Mike I Will Ever Own

          By Johnny

          from Grand Haven, Michigan

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

            Only thing that I am disappointed about is that I was told that this mike had an included protective hard shell carrying case that came with it. When it arrived it was packed well inside another box and the box inside of that was just a standard box with a pre-formed Styrofoam insert to secure the mike and shock mount and owners manual. So if you buy this and you really want to protect this mike and your investment, it would be wise to look at some protective carrying cases for it when you place your order. Don't learn your lesson the hard way like I did.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excelent mic for the price

            By BRDouglas

            from Belton, Kentucky

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • No case

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

            I hooked the mic up to the sound board at church to try it out and was blown away by the clarity and power of it. We can stand 4 ft from it and it will pick us up. Guitars, Vocals. It is sensitive but clear as a bell. I will probably get another one later on.

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            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Must Have For The Home Studio

            By Moxxi

            from Canada

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Podcast
              • Professional Recording
              • Voice Over

              Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

              I purchased two of these from Musicians Friend about 4 years ago based on the plethora of overwhelmingly positive reviews (not sure where they are now) and the price. Trust me when I tell you there used to be over 500 if not more, glowing reviews about this wonderful little workhorse.

              I have only used them for recording, never live work, so I'm strictly coming from a recording standpoint. In my home studio I was using the standard 58's for vocals until I brought the MXL 990's into the mix and I haven't looked back. Night and day. No question about it. These mics are incredibly sensitive and (along with a little ART tube pre amp) provide warmth and depth to any voice I've put in front of it.

              I've used this mic to capture lead vox, background vox, room ambiance, acoustic guitar, podcasts and voice over work and they have never failed me. In fact, one is still brand new in the box. Never used it.

              If you are in the market for a great sounding condenser mic (it will need Phantom Power) for your home studio use and don't have a lot of money to spend I cannot recommend this mic highly enough. The mic comes with a shockmount and its own plastic hardshell carrying case for easy transport and storage. Will it out-perform the grand-daddy of condenser mics? I have no idea but I'm not willing to spend over $1K to find out.

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              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Betty T

              By Betty Thornton

              from California

              Comments about MXL 990XL Condenser Microphone:

              Your have to be very careful not to knock it or get any moisture into it to prevent damage. I found the guitar was a little boomy, and we had to set the mic higher above the guitar to prevent that from happening.
              Wonderful sound, very sensitive, you can sing softly and it will pick up your voice easily.
              Very crisp and clear sound.
              I feel we paid a fair price "on sale".

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