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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 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 (77)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Versatile (55)
  • Compact (42)
  • Durable (41)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home studio (74)
  • Amateur recording (59)
  • Professional recording (27)
  • Performances (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Professional musician (22), 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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

makes practice time fun!

By drum&guitar man

from Eureka, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

    I run the 990 on vocal and 991 on guitar through my mackie 12 with some effects. Headphones on and what a difference in sound and volume. Makes practice time and playing time way more fun!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Recording Microphone Package

    By KCPLUS

    from Parsons, KS

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      Actually ordered this for my grandson and he is very pleased.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Mics, Great Price

      By Chris

      from Chicago, IL

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      Bought this bundle, and it was worth every cent. These two condensers (my first condensers) sound incredible on drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar amps, and vocals (haven't tried it on anything else). The full EQ response is very noticeable and has upped my recording quality exponentially from my Shure 58's.

      My biggest complaint is if you buy this bundle (990/991 together), you don't get the 990 shock mount. The mic clip that you get with this package is flimsy plastic and extremely tedious to mount (you have to unscrew the bottom of the mic and place the mic clip between the two mic parts, like a washer). Since condensers aren't something that should be left out all the time, this gets really annoying. I wish they'd just up the price a little and include the shock mount--until then, you're probably better off buying it separately.

      (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      6 years strong

      By Matty-sLMvS

      from Nashville, TN

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      I like the microphones Goldish color and the durability. These have been slightly abused in my case.
      These came in a recording bundle when I was first beginning to pursue Recording Arts. They were used extensively as Drum Overheads and for various other applications.

      It is great that MXL, ART, Behringer, and all these companies are putting out gear that helps people get into this stuff.

      These are for beginners or the occasional Amateur/Pro who are hooked on the price and would like a new flavor in their Mic Locker.

      Not the greatest mics ever made. Probably near the bottom. But I have never purchased another Large Diaphragm Mic since owning the MXL 990. (I am in the market now, of course.) I was just able to get by with these microphones for a VERY long time. They still work. I still use them both.
      They sound good for a cheap mic.
      Look at the price.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great fidelity at a beginner's price

      By Scott Adams

      from New Hampshire

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      Buy these.
      I've used it for vocals, instruments and many other applications (even live sound at my church!). I also own Neumann, SE, Shure, and Rode mics, and this package is comparable in many areas. I would recommend these mics to anyone starting out, especially with home recording. The shock mount it comes with is also very cool.
      Of course it's not a Neumann, but for a home studio, they rock!
      Very short money for lots of microphone dynamics and quality.

      (4 of 4 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.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value!

        By Drumwall716

        from Chadron, Ne

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        This package is a great buy. Clear, articulate sound. My only complaint is the mic stand adapter for the 990. I apparently over tightened it and it stripped out. I was planning on purchasing a shock mount for it anyway, but those only come with the 990 sold individually not as a bundle as we have here. For some reason musicians friend and guitar center do not carry the mxl shock mount accessory so I'm still searching for one. My highest rated large diaphragm condenser would be the RODE package, but its a lot more cash. Unless your working in a real solid studio (which I'm not) this package will brighten your recordings and round out your sound!

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Chicago Punk

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          No problems. All good!

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Low price good quality!

          By JC

          from Williamsport,Pa

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Great Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Have Not Found Any Yet

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          These mics have worked great in acoustic recording without any eq or effects during tracking. Very good sound straight into mixer and then the interface. Still trying different setups but good sound once I find the right setup. Can't beat the price/quality.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          MXL 990/991

          By Perry Cavalieri

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          .
          I bought the MXL 990/991 package and I'm very happy, the 990 replaces my SM7B and sounds so much better. I use it mostly for broadcasting on the internet and the 990 is impressive.
          I still have to eq this mic like I do all my mics but this one has nice smooth mids and highs, unlike the SM7B that tends to have a bite.
          The 991 is ok, not too impressed with it but again for the price it's worth it.
          The only down side is when you get the 990/991 package you don't get the shockmount for the 990 as you would if you bought just the 990, I ordered the shockmount and it's a little pricey.

          I wish I knew about this mic before I bought my SM7B, I could have saved a lot of money or got four 990s and still saved money!

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