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MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone  

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The MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone has a 1" diameter, 6-micron-thick diaphragm that delivers high-sensitivity and detailed recordings. Wired wi...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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

The MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone has a 1" diameter, 6-micron-thick diaphragm that delivers high-sensitivity and detailed recordings. Wired with Mogami wire for added clarity with balanced, transformerless output for low noise. Encased in a heavy-duty brass enclosure. The MXL V63M has a cardioid pickup pattern and a frequency response of 30Hz- 20kHz. 48V phantom power required.

FEATURES
  • Wired with Mogami for added clarity
  • Fully balanced transformerless output for exceptionally rich sound
  • Large diaphragm for high sensitivity and detailed recordings

A fine mic and a really good deal. Order one today.

SPECIFICATIONS

V63M Condenser Studio Microphone

  • Tube Type: Pressure gradient 32mm capsule
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Output Impedance: 200ohms
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise: 20dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 74dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Max SPL for .5% THD: 130dB
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+- 4V)
  • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
  • Size: 55mm x 190 mm/1.85" x 7.48"
  • Weight: 470g/1lb.
  • Metal Finish: Black
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MXLV63M Condenser Studio Microphone
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (15)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (14)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Professional recording (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My go to mike for less than five hundred

    Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035...Read complete review

    Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035 and the low and mids sound better but the high end wasn't as defined. I just push the upper level of the EQ and problems solved. You will have to spend atleast 300 to get a microphone that is noticably better. It's noticably better than the stock 990. Sounds good on voice and it picks up the guitar combo amp great when placed about a foot away. I wasted so much time and money trying different microphones. I should have just stayed with this. When I have 500-1000 I'll try some top end ones. But for now this is my go to microphone (or in a joking manner, until a label signs me up)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty good for recording loud sounds

    I was impressed at first because this mic sounds good on a recording, but when I compared it to a high quality Shure condenser mic (SM81) at the same level of volume, I...Read complete review

    I was impressed at first because this mic sounds good on a recording, but when I compared it to a high quality Shure condenser mic (SM81) at the same level of volume, I noticed that this mic has a low-frequency hum that is significant enough to be noticed. The hum would not be an issue if the sound source is fairly loud, so keep that in mind. I record mostly acoustic instruments and vocals, so this mic is not for me.

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    5.0

    Great value and a very useful mic

    By MicsMicsEverywhere

    from Rocky Mtns

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Somewhat "unnatural" Soun

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

      I bought this mic almost 5 years ago, and have used it pretty consistently, recording in a home studio. I've worked with more expensive mics in music and voice studios over the last 15 years. What you are recording determines 90% of the sound quality, any mic just helps you shape how it gets recorded. Overall, it is a great value. It's not anything close to a world-class mic, but if you know how to work with what it does, it can be a very useful tool for the price. The most important frequency range (the middle) is pretty well captured with this mic. I find I have to EQ the high end down, sometimes quite a bit, to get this mic to sound "natural," or to recreate what I hear with my ears, espcially for miking any cymbals. That isn't bad, sometimes having a bit more energy up high gives mic'd instruments a tiny bit more edge to cut through. Very low end can get muddy or indistinct musically, again I have to dial that back sometimes. A good preamp will reveal more of how the mic colors what it is capturing (good and bad), a cheaper pre can tame some of the issues at the frequency extremes, making it sound more balanced (although less revealing). There are lots of better mics available, but this is a sturdy one that does a good job for the price. Clean phantom power also helps it sound better across the usable frequency range, so a better preamp should be paired with this whenever possible.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not bad, could do better for its price.

      By Alan P

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Tinny

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

      This mic is average. It produces a very clear sound (probably due to the Mogami wiring inside) I'll give it that, but it's a very bright mic, to put it nicely. It's rather tinny and without proper eq or a good preamp, you just won't get that great of a sound from it. If you're dead set on getting this mic, get it when it goes on a good sale, which happens pretty often. This is mic is not worth the retail price for sure (in fact, I'd go for a 2001 series which goes for around the same or less and sounds way better in my opinion).

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      5.0

      Love this mic!

      By MTreehugger

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

        The VM63 by MXL is most likely the best value in a microphone that can be found anywhere. I use it in my amateur home studio. It is infinitely more clear than SM57/58, and sounds better than anything else double or triple the price that I've tried. And it even makes my shaggy singing voice sound kinda good! I recently added a 2nd to my collection, as this is my go-to, all-purpose mic.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best of the MXL mics

        By Roy G Biv

        from SLC Utah

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

          i've used several of the mxl mics and this one just seems to have a warm recording quality that i just love for vocals - the best sound and the best price.
          i also use this to record amp cabs and as a room mic for instruments.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          By RW

          from Vancouver WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

              Have used these mics for several years. I work with a PhD concert pianist and her conductor/tenor husband. These mics pick up the nuances of the human voice, they are great for picking up transients from percussion instruments, they have a good low end for accurate reinforcement of piano, viola, cello, double bass and timpani, they do it all. They are very sensitive, and will pick up every little bump, so mount them on a stand, and make sure nothing touches the stand.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent Mic

              By David G

              from Jupiter, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                  This has decent electronics and capsule. I upgraded to a better capsule but the difference was not worth it. I've had a couple of these. My impression is that some are good and some are average. The average ones don't have as much treble. This mic puts the MXL990 to shame. This competes with mics in the 150 range. I got an MXL910 which wasn't bad either. I swapped the capsule out for a RK-7 on the 910 and it's very nice. As I mentioned I swapped the stock capsule out on the V63M for a RK-12 and the change was subtle. But I guess you pay hundreds for sublte changes. Good mic for vocals. Get a clean pre-amp. I use a mini mic or a mic200 with a new 12AXU7 or something like that tube. Nice looking mic too. A good modification might be taking out the inner screen mesh but I don't know if that's possible.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By RadioCliff

                  from Eureka, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Great for voice
                  • Great value
                  • Remarkably Clear Sound

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                  You can pay way more for a large diaphragm condenser mic but you would have to pay a lot more for one to find a better one. I have been in radio for 37 years. I use them on the air, and in our production rooms. Crisp clean vocals.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  My go to mike for less than five hundred

                  By David C

                  from Jupiter, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                  • High End Definition

                  Best Uses

                  • Warm Tone

                  Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                  Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035 and the low and mids sound better but the high end wasn't as defined. I just push the upper level of the EQ and problems solved. You will have to spend atleast 300 to get a microphone that is noticably better. It's noticably better than the stock 990. Sounds good on voice and it picks up the guitar combo amp great when placed about a foot away. I wasted so much time and money trying different microphones. I should have just stayed with this. When I have 500-1000 I'll try some top end ones. But for now this is my go to microphone (or in a joking manner, until a label signs me up)

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Pretty good for recording loud sounds

                  By Mike

                  from Dayton OH

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Noisy

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                    I was impressed at first because this mic sounds good on a recording, but when I compared it to a high quality Shure condenser mic (SM81) at the same level of volume, I noticed that this mic has a low-frequency hum that is significant enough to be noticed. The hum would not be an issue if the sound source is fairly loud, so keep that in mind. I record mostly acoustic instruments and vocals, so this mic is not for me.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Inexpensive condenser mic

                    By Mid life rocker

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile
                    • Worth the price

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                    Get a good tube pre amp and a good interface and this should work for most people. The average person will not hear the difference.

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