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MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount  

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The MXL V63M is a condenser microphone with a 1" diameter, 6-micron-thick diaphragm that delivers high sensitivity and detailed recordings. Wired wit...Read More

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OVERVIEW

World-class large diaphragm sound at a rock-bottom price.

The MXL V63M is a condenser microphone with a 1" diameter, 6-micron-thick diaphragm that delivers high sensitivity and detailed recordings. Wired with Mogami wire for added clarity. Balanced, transformerless output for low noise. Encased in a heavy-duty brass enclosure. 30Hz-20kHz frequency response. Cardioid pickup pattern. Includes spider shock mount (also fits Neumann mics).
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • Large 1" diaphragm
  • 6-micron-thick diaphragm for high sensitivity and detailed recordings
  • Wired with Mogami wire for added clarity
  • Balanced, transformerless output for low noise
  • Includes spider shock mount
  • Heavy-duty brass enclosure

A fine mic and a really good deal, and the spider mount makes it even better. Order today while they last.

SPECIFICATIONS

V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount

  • 30Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Max SPL: 130dB
  • S/N ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1 Pa, A weighted)
  • Power requirement: 48V phantom power
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MXLV63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount
 
4.6

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    V63M

    Overall, I would buy this microphone again if I had to replace mine, the quality, sound and construction is great, and why spend the big dollars when all the expensive microphones are also...Read complete review

    Overall, I would buy this microphone again if I had to replace mine, the quality, sound and construction is great, and why spend the big dollars when all the expensive microphones are also run through a audio rack to contour their sounds, the cheapers ones are done the same way to give that big bold sound, and alot of people are not aware of this before they shop around and spend the big money that isn't necessary.
    For those that want to know if it helps any with the decisions on these microphones, I use mine everyday to broadcast live over the airways on amatuer radio and heard all over the world as well as use it for music.
    For the money and sound you can't beat it.
    The construction of the V63M is great and well done compared to mics 3 to 4 times if not more than the cost.
    I rate this microphone in top classes with any other microphones, it's audio and durability is great, and MXL are awesome products for the money.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not a bad mic

    if there are no other mics to choose from.It is a good looking, mic but it's pick up is too sensitive and the output far too weak. Does not respond well to hi-pressure environments...Read complete review

    if there are no other mics to choose from.It is a good looking, mic but it's pick up is too sensitive and the output far too weak. Does not respond well to hi-pressure environments without a distracting hiss that overwhelms the entire recording.While it is a condenser, I must tell you that I was not able to get any kind of decent sound out of it, because the pick was so sensitive as to pick up unnecessary ambience (i.e. dog's breathing in the background, kids playing in the next room, etc) - and that is in a Auralex'ed recording booth- that I had to keep the gain dialed way back to keep from picking up the junk noise.With a decent pre - you may get an okay response, but the noise from the Hi-Pressure surround is nearly unbearable.While I have never been a fan of a super aggressive bass response, the MXLV63M is very fond of its high end response almost to the point of being totally brassy.As I said, if you have no other options to choose from for your entry level mic or if you are mic'ing some very low ended tracks, you'll be fine. Otherwise, expect an overly bright, underpowered and overly noisy product.

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    4.0

    Good Value

    By Daneatsfood

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

      Don't expect this to sound like a Neumann. It's not. However, it does exceed my expectations with sound. Very clean, clear sound. I've used mine for vocals, guitar, and upright bass with good results. Those reviewers saying that it has a weak output might be using a low quality preamp. With my tascam interface, I have no such issue. To those reviewers who complain about it picking up background noise, welcome to recording with large diaphragm condensers. That's the nature of the mics. Bottom line, get this is you need a good sound without the price tag of the big names.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Flat Vocal Mic

      By ChuckD

      from Philadelphia/ South Jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Flat response
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

        This is an amazing condenser mic for the money. I have never owned a Neumann, but this mic sounds great on vocals and it's price has one less zero. Get the double pop-filter with it, you won't be sorry.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        v63m condenser mic with shockmount

        By rockin' rojo

        from Wyoming

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Drum Overheads
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Record Tube Preamped Vocs

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

          I have three of these. They sound terrific no matter the application. I use them often for vocals using tube preamps. These take a simple speaking voice and raise it with authority. They are heavy and the shock mounts are sturdy. Great for acoustic guitar.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          surprisingly sweet

          By muz4now

          from Ithaca, NY, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Highs Are Crisp
          • Price
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Uneven Responseneeds Eq
          • Uneven Response Needs Eq

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

          I did A/B with 3 mics that are considerably higher in price and was quite pleased with the performance of the V63M when using it in a recording session. Overall, it has a nice response for male vocals, guitar and cello (those happened to be 3 of 5 sources I tried it on).

          Be cautious with plosives (i.e., use a pop shield) on vocals and a high end boost that required just a little EQ to get it to match the silkier mics I compared it with. The self-noise was much lower than I expected on such a low-cost mic.

          Overall, I think MXL did a very good job on this mic while keeping the price extremely low.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Room, Overheads, This mic does it all

          By Pat

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

          I use this mic mainly for Overheads on Drums, Micing Guitar Cabs, and just as a room sound. i never really enjoyed it as a vocal mic, it pics up the guitar very clearly, in a side by side with the SM57 i noticed it had a bit more clarity, gets whiny when the signal is distorted and broken up. on overheads the mic picks up everything very cleanly, in the EQ i like to cut the kick out a little bit and bring more presence from the Cymbals and Toms, As A room mic i've miced a jazz band with two of these hard left and right (placed left and right front to the band) and these were incredible they picked up everything very evenly and picked up solos as they occured too.

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Extremely pleased!

          By D. Stump

          from Floresville, TX

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile
          • Very Well Buit

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording
            • Vocals

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

            I had an MXL 990 til I accidentally dropped it so, unfortunately, it would stop working midway through recordings. So, I started eyeing the MXL V63M. I just received it as a Christmas present from my wife and I'm blown away at how much more clear this mic is than my 990 was! Even if my 990 still functioned 100%, it would take the backseat! The V63M does an exceptional job with vocals. Whether you're just starting or a seasoned musician, it honestly wouldn't hurt to purchase one of these as a back-up in your mic arsenal!

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            (1 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Makes A Good Door-Stop

            By Mick

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Huh

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

            I got one of these free when I bought some other stuff from MF at a previous time. The price was right, 'cause I sure wouldn't pay anything for it.

            Distorts at the slightest provocation of a strong vocal - you can sing yourself ragged trying to get a good take - some lines just blow out with fuzziness, and if you try to emote on softer passages, it gets lost.

            The V63M could be attached to a boat anchor for some extra ballast weight, or used as a solid door-stop. Other than that - blaaaaaaaaaaah!

            Comment on this review

            (10 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            V63M Condenser Mic

            By Kenneth Mustain

            from Meridian MS

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

            The mic is well built it seems, and looks great, it just isnt very hot..you need to be right up in it to get any sound out of it.
            Features..its a mic. Phantom powered
            I wanted to get my vocals from a foot away from the mic, no go...it has to be right by your mouth...a wast of my money.
            Not much value here unless your using it in a sound booth and the singer is right up on the mic. Dont waste your money...ya get what ya pay for.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shock-mount

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

            For the money, you can't beat this mic.
            I have mics that cost $100's more and they are no better than the V63M. Go to your local music store and try one then try one that costs twice as much and see for your self this is a steal at this price. You get high quality at a very low price. I have and use 2 of them in my studio as well as more expensive mic's.
            Built to last
            Just look at the price of a shock mount alone and you will see the value here.

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount

            By OregonMan

            from Roseburg, Oregon

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone with Shockmount:

            I've been recording live music for a number of years. Worked as a disc Jockey at some radio stations in California in a long forgotten past. This mic is of qood quality and use for a home studio. Can't say anything more.
            Right out of the box easy to assemble. Certainly need a wind screen. Very sensitive to background noise. So you must have a very good sound proof room. Not much I can add that hasn't already been stated here. Certainly worth the money.

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