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MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package   

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The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is your one-stop mic kit for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and more. These two studio-grade con...Read More

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Two studio-grade condenser mics ideal for a wide range of sources.

The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is your one-stop mic kit for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and more. These two studio-grade condenser microphones cover a wide range of sources and frequent recording conditions you may encounter in the studio. The MXL 900 offers a silky sweet high end and a solid bass response that is perfect for recording a variety of voices; while the MXL 991 excels at tracking acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and more. Both microphones feature gold-sputtered diaphragms that create a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording, and the package comes tucked away in a high-impact carrying case with mic stand adapters for each microphone. This is a valuable addition to any mic locker.

FEATURES
  • Two studio-quality condenser microphones
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms create a professional sound
  • Perfect for digital and analog recording

This package is a valuable addition to any mic locker, order yours today!

SPECIFICATIONS

990/991 Recording Microphone Package

  • MXL 900
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large, 6-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm
    Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 20kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 200W
    S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130Db Max SPL with -10dB cut: 130dB
    Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+- 4V)
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 60mm x 130mm
    Weight: 1.2lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne

    MXL 991
    Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
    Frequency Range: 30Hz ” 18kHz
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
    Impedance: 110W
    S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
    Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 137dB
    Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
    Current Consumption: <3.0mA
    Size: 22mm x 134mm
    Weight: 0.35lb.
    Metal Finish: Champagne
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MXL990/991 Recording Microphone Package
 
4.6

(based on 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (73)
  • Easy to use (60)
  • Versatile (53)
  • Compact (41)
  • Durable (39)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (4)
  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (71)
  • Amateur recording (57)
  • Professional recording (25)
  • Performances (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (49), Professional musician (21), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for recording acoustic guitar in stereo

These are perfect when placed on a stereo bar (a double microphone holder) Point one at the bridge and the other at the 12th fret. Record a single guitar performance onto two separate...Read complete review

These are perfect when placed on a stereo bar (a double microphone holder) Point one at the bridge and the other at the 12th fret. Record a single guitar performance onto two separate tracks and then pan them left and right. You won't believe your ears. EQ each on separately and add effects to suite the song. Your going to love your sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad once modded

These two mics have the same innards, just presented in different bodies. The 990's are great candidates for modification and can become quite capable performers after capsule and circuit upgrades.

These two mics have the same innards, just presented in different bodies. The 990's are great candidates for modification and can become quite capable performers after capsule and circuit upgrades.

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4.0

Not to bad for the price!

By chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

for the price...decent......I got them in a "open box", and it was cheap.....great if you need to mic drums on a budget.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for recording acoustic guitar in stereo

By Dreamlab Recording Studio

from Port Richey, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

    These are perfect when placed on a stereo bar (a double microphone holder) Point one at the bridge and the other at the 12th fret. Record a single guitar performance onto two separate tracks and then pan them left and right. You won't believe your ears. EQ each on separately and add effects to suite the song. Your going to love your sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    works well

    By Bobby B

    from Wapato Wa.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      Been recording a demo for solo project. Acoustic guitar and vocals only. Works great, running through a Yamaha board into a Tascam recorder. I needed some mics for recording. My live sound mics don't get the job done for recording. I'm happy with this product.

       
      5.0

      This is just what I needed

      By none

      from Bloomington Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        For the price, this is excellent in sound quality

         
        4.0

        great deal for the price

        By Arascain

        from Golden Colorado

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          using them in my home studio, and they sound great. nice and balanced

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great drum sound

          By Will

          from Marietta GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

            Works very well in addition to tom, snare, and overheads. Just put the large diaphragm over the kick and under the ride and the small diaghram over high hats. Creates an ultra fat drum sound!

             
            4.0

            Good Deal

            By Beast

            from Nashville, Tn

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

              Use these for demos on my 8-track. No complaints.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome price

              By D

              from Ma

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

                Great product

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent mics

                By zeblor

                from Tulsa, OK

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

                  These mics are great, especially for the 'stupid deal of the day' price, you can't go wrong. I did a lot of research on them but still bought them despite a little skepticism since I had never used this brand before.
                  As soon as I plugged them in I was instantly impressed. Don't let the little mic fool you, it is good for anything including vocals. I would not hesitate to buy them again. Those who pick them apart technically are those same people who think they are 'experts' and will find something wrong with anything. You can't go wrong, they are great !

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Microphone

                  By TheBassman

                  from Winchester, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

                    This Microphone has been put to work in my home studio and has preformed wonderfully. The sound it captures is so clear and precise.

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