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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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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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (12)
    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice microphone

    This the the first-ever condenser microphone I have owned and I have used it for a month now and been very impressed with its tonal response - very bright and clean with good low-end...Read complete review

    This the the first-ever condenser microphone I have owned and I have used it for a month now and been very impressed with its tonal response - very bright and clean with good low-end performance. I purchased this after researching and running into a few posts that recommended this particular microphone while reviewing others. This microphone is extremely more sensitive than all dynamics I have ever used, so took a little getting used to how to use it best. It is ideal for recording environments (where you can minimize background noise as this literally picks up everything).

    A few tips to using this microphone:
    - requires phantom power (all condensers do)
    - a pop-filter is highly recommended for vocals (I also got the MG 6" double pop filter)
    - any boom this is attached to needs a solid (locking) joint, as the microphone does have weight
    - noise gating the signal can alleviate much background noise (within reason), so the quietest environment will give the best results
    - this microphone literally picks up everything, so I had to learn to minimize movement while recording (will pick up foot tapping, movement, and even a headphone cord tapping a surface)

    I am very pleased with this microphone for its price. It has been great to capture vocals and acoustic guitars very cleanly for further processing.

    VS

    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

    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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        (2 of 2 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.

            Comment on this review

            (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

            (3 of 3 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.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good mic. very sensitive and durable!

              By hadziMurad - USA

              from N. Hollywood, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Need Phantom 48v- 20ma

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

              Excellent value for the current price. This is the 3rd mic V63M i got from MF.com.The sound comes out even better than Shure or Audix mics of the same price range, does not have switches like the MXL Series 9000, it is simple a condenser mic. The price is great, buy it to pair with the Gift- another gold- 1cm dia. pencil MXL Mic. unbelievable deal still going on guys!!!
              Thanks MF.com for extremely fast, well packed shipment and your Gift too. -MF-Best online shop for Musical supply here.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My favorite Mic

              By Evan

              from Charlotesville, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                I have access to some fantastic mic's, yet I find myself using this over and over. If you are getting one mic for double duty on acoustic guitar and vocals, this is is. It's warm and the sound isn't brittle like a lot of other lower priced mics.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice microphone

                By Mettelus

                from Elkon, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                  This the the first-ever condenser microphone I have owned and I have used it for a month now and been very impressed with its tonal response - very bright and clean with good low-end performance. I purchased this after researching and running into a few posts that recommended this particular microphone while reviewing others. This microphone is extremely more sensitive than all dynamics I have ever used, so took a little getting used to how to use it best. It is ideal for recording environments (where you can minimize background noise as this literally picks up everything).

                  A few tips to using this microphone:
                  - requires phantom power (all condensers do)
                  - a pop-filter is highly recommended for vocals (I also got the MG 6" double pop filter)
                  - any boom this is attached to needs a solid (locking) joint, as the microphone does have weight
                  - noise gating the signal can alleviate much background noise (within reason), so the quietest environment will give the best results
                  - this microphone literally picks up everything, so I had to learn to minimize movement while recording (will pick up foot tapping, movement, and even a headphone cord tapping a surface)

                  I am very pleased with this microphone for its price. It has been great to capture vocals and acoustic guitars very cleanly for further processing.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  MXL V63M

                  By Percussive One

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • No case
                  • Shockmount Is Extra

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

                  I've had mine for about 6 months and it clearly is better than the 990. I have used the V63M on male vocals, acoustic guitars, as a room mic for live drums, an overhead, and voice over. The V63M does get you a usable sound that is tight and focused. This doesn't give you that airy vibe or have that sparkle in the high end like most expensive mics do. The mic is cheap and has it's own character. Once used to it, you do get much better results.

                  For the money it's great, although a case and shock mount would have been nice. The bag doesn't do much in terms of protection.

                  The Musicians Gear Shock mount does fit this mic, although very snug.

                  I would have liked some features such as a roll-off, but the mic is cheap so I didn't expect much. This mic excels at Vocals, Acoustic Guitars and as a room Mic for Drums. If you needed to mic an entire kit with only one mic, this could do it.

                  In short if you're staring out, get this and get recording. There are better mics out there that are more expensive, but this is a nice workhorse when needed and a great entry level mic.

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