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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 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 (13)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (13)
    • Professional recording (10)
    • Amateur recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), 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

    best of the MXL mics

    By Roy G Biv

    from SLC Utah

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    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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      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

              (4 of 4 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)

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              (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.

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