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MXL 990/993 Studio Package

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The MXL 990/993 Studio Package gives you a great value in a condenser and an instrument microphone pair. The MXL 990 is a true phantom-powered conden...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile and a sensational value!

The MXL 990/993 Studio Package gives you a great value in a condenser and an instrument microphone pair.

The MXL 990 is a true phantom-powered condenser mic with a 6-micron, 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragm. It has an FET preamp with balanced output for a silky-sweet high end with solid low and midrange vocal reproduction. 30Hz-20kHz frequency range. 130dB maximum SPL. It has the look and sound of a vintage vocal mic and includes a rugged carrying case, shock mount, and stand adapter.

The MXL 993 is the latest in quality instrument microphones. Using transformerless FET circuitry and a gold diaphragm capsule, the 993 delivers the dynamic range required in the most demanding instrument microphone applications. It has a silky, open sound with a wide dynamic range essential for accurate instrument recording. With a 20Hz-20kHz frequency range, 10dB switchable attenuation, selectable -10dB low-frequency roll-off, and large brass enclosure, the MXL 993 is perfect for guitar and overhead drum miking. Includes a rugged carrying case, MXL 990 shock mount and stand adapter, and 993 mounting clip.

FEATURES
MXL 990 Features:
True, phantom powered, condenser mic with a 6-micron, 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragm
FET preamp with balanced output
Silky-sweet high end with solid low and midrange vocal reproduction
30Hz-20kHz frequency range
130dB maximum SPL.
Look and sound of a vintage vocal mic
Includes a rugged carrying case, shockmount, and stand adapter
Wired with Mogami cable

993 Features:
FET circuitry
Gold diaphragm capsule design
Silky, open instrument reproduction
20Hz-20kHz frequency range
10dB switchable attenuation
Selectable -10dB low-frequency roll-off
Large brass enclosure
Perfect for guitar and overhead drum miking
Includes deluxe carrying case and mounting clip
Wired with Mogami cable

There's no better way to cover such a huge range of studio applications at such a modest cost. Order today!

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MXL990/993 Studio Package
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MXL's excellent offer

My nephew in Texas was interested in starting his own recording studio in his house, but was on a limited budget for mics and other recording equipment. Thus, he purchased this mic package. ...Read complete review

My nephew in Texas was interested in starting his own recording studio in his house, but was on a limited budget for mics and other recording equipment. Thus, he purchased this mic package. On a vacation to their house, i was able to test them out. As most people would be, I was skeptical at first, but when I tested them I was pleasantly surprised. The 993, when used properly (in this case as an overhead for his drum set) produced a clear and resonant sound. As for the vocal condenser mic, I was also surprised by the quality of the sound of the mic; the sound reproduction was something I would expect out of a much more expensive microphone. MXL has really offered one amazing deal for someone interested in starting their own home studio.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for the price.

I've owned the 990 for over a year now and overall it has been a good mic. I've kept the mic inside of it's padded case when not in use, and it has recently...Read complete review

I've owned the 990 for over a year now and overall it has been a good mic. I've kept the mic inside of it's padded case when not in use, and it has recently started acting up, the diaphram has come loose some how and makes alot of noise if it's not perfectly positioned. Considering the price for the two mic package, it is a good value. Not much for craftsmanship.

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4.0

Very Usable

By SoundMan-aHWKr

from davenport, ia

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Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

Both these mics sound good. the 993 is a bit more full in the low mids compared to an sm81. the 990 has a lot of depth in the low mids as well, but thats good for a larger diaphram. I've used them for a live accoustic set and they sound great. I've also recorded with them double micing an accoustic guitar and they sound pretty good at that. Really great buy for a budget studio or beginner, or even just having a couple extras around.

 
5.0

Good mics used at church

By Key West Band

from South Carolina

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

    The small instrument mic has a sweet sound when we used it on strings. The big mic is a great choir mic, good gain before feedback and no hot spot.

     
    5.0

    A must have!!!!

    By old man

    from candler n.c

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      home studio, the recordings are spot on!
      Great mics!!!

       
      4.0

      Great Set!

      By Leeelvi

      from manchester, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

      • Missing a piece on the 990 Mic

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      Missing a screw on piece on the bottom of the 990 mic and it was suppose to come with it. But other wise a great set!!!

       
      5.0

      happy

      By danielito1964

      from Culiacán Sinaloa México

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      he recibido los microfonos en tiempo y forma. tienen un sonido muy claro y definido . se los recomiendo. saludos. Daniel.

       
      5.0

      Great Mic

      By Prevailion

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      This is a great mic for a cheap price. I love its clear sound. It is great for a fist time recorder or someone who is looking to start a home studio. I have 2 sets of these and they are going strong after 3 years. The case is sturdy also that they came in. The only problem I have is I pick up radio signals sometimes but I do live by a lot of towers.

       
      5.0

      MXL's excellent offer

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      My nephew in Texas was interested in starting his own recording studio in his house, but was on a limited budget for mics and other recording equipment. Thus, he purchased this mic package. On a vacation to their house, i was able to test them out. As most people would be, I was skeptical at first, but when I tested them I was pleasantly surprised. The 993, when used properly (in this case as an overhead for his drum set) produced a clear and resonant sound. As for the vocal condenser mic, I was also surprised by the quality of the sound of the mic; the sound reproduction was something I would expect out of a much more expensive microphone. MXL has really offered one amazing deal for someone interested in starting their own home studio.

       
      5.0

      BIG DAVE

      By BIG DAVE-B.LK9

      from ARLINGTON, VA

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      My wife bought me this microphone package for my name day (Italian). It is heavy duty constructed and comes with a nice case. It is very sensitive, so don't put it too close to your speakers or it will feed back. It also picks up a lot of mouth noise, so don't chew gum. Recording quality is great.

       
      5.0

      Great pair of mics

      By Stegosaurus Rex-B_2pE

      from Berkeley, CA

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      I bought this mainly because I needed a cheap vocal mic, but I also wanted something that I could record instruments later on. The 990 is a fair vocal mic, but lacks enough high end. However, for anyone that does any work on recording, this is easily fixed by adding a bit using EQ. Doing this, I found the 990 to be very usable and clear. The 993 is also very clear sounding on guitars, though I haven't tried drums yet. For the money, this is very much worth it. Just make sure you know what you're doing when you process the audio from these mics, and you'll be getting some sweet sounds!

       
      5.0

      Great sounding budget mics

      By CondenserBass

      from Acworth, GA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      Been using these mics for a few months now, and they are great for picking up the drums. We use the 990 overhead near the crashes, and the 993 on a stand next to the highhat. Along with another mic on the kick. The drums sound great in the recordings. Don't know about the previous complaints of premature wear, because we haven't been using them long enough, but they sound great for their price.

       
      5.0

      Very pleased

      By Noisy Babies

      from Feeding Hills, MA

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      If I had no knowledge of cost or brand name I would guess the 990 & 993 were mid to expensive mics based on the sound quality and construction.I bought 2 of each. They both sound great as a stereo pair over a drum set. 990 sounds excellent on vocals...This is out of the box set em up and record(everything flat...great results. I would recommend these to anyone reguardless of what you already own...(I have expensive mics too) The cost makes it a no brainer.

       
      4.0

      Worth the price

      By Pauly-QLbbM

      from Racine, Wi.

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      These are not top of the line studio microphones, but for the price they are phenomenal. The 993 is by far the better of the pair, and it delivers great sound as a drum overhead or at the twelfth fret of an acoustic (gets boomy near the soundhole, but the 990 can hold its own. Quality gets a downgrade as when I received the 990 there was a capsule mounting screw that had come loose and was rolling free inside the screen. I put that back in and other than a rather vanilla frequency response and slight warm up period to clear out the hum the mic has been great ever since.

       
      5.0

      Worth 10 times the price

      By Andrew-UssB8

      from Bakersfield, CA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      Wow. got these a few days ago with the Nady 8 ch. pre amp. Plugged in a single 993 in front of a drum set and went straight to Cool Edit, I was blown away. Unless you have $700 for a single condenser, do not hesitate to buy these. Even the case is cool, tough metal exterior with pre cut foam slots on the inside for both mics, the clip, and the shockmount.

       
      3.0

      Ok for the price.

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      I've owned the 990 for over a year now and overall it has been a good mic. I've kept the mic inside of it's padded case when not in use, and it has recently started acting up, the diaphram has come loose some how and makes alot of noise if it's not perfectly positioned. Considering the price for the two mic package, it is a good value. Not much for craftsmanship.

       
      4.0

      Great Starter set

      By Kawititnow

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      I bought these and I must admit I was very skeptical because of the price. However, if you are on a budget these are well worth it. I use the 990 to record vocals and it does a good job, but you gotta be careful because it is super sensative. You'll definitely want to get a pop filter. The 993 is GREAT for recording an accoustic guitars. I've never heard my Ovation sound so good.

       
      5.0

      GREAT PACKAGE

      By DJ Savra

      from Mesa, AZ

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      What a great package for the price. Seriously. They may not be "top-of-the-line", but that doesn't mean that this little bundle doens't deliver good results. Just make sure you use them with some good mic preamps to maximize their potential.

       
      4.0

      For the money

      By Thee Infamous D

      from Corona ,CA

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      I just recently bought this combo and WOW, I'm impressed. I use this for home recording. Vocals and acoustic guitar mainly for myself but I also produce Rap tracks for my cousin. There are better mics out there BUT for this price and value, you can't beat it. I use the Presonus mic pre with phantom power and it sounds sweet! Keep in mind you will need Phantom power. As a singer/songwriter I can record good, quality demos on a home studio budget. FOR THE MONEY, you can't beat this.

       
      4.0

      Satisfied

      By Tourigno

      from Canton, CT

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      Bought these for my home recording studio project, and so far they sound fairly good. They are, however, durable. My drummer hit the 993 multiple times in a take due to its low overhead placement, and it still sounds the same as it did before. The 990 is very sensitive, and even with a pop filter, plosives still sometimes sneak through. Overall, a good set of mics, for a great price

       
      5.0

      990 - Vocals, Room / 993 - Overheads, Crash, HH

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about MXL 990/993 Studio Package:

      I love this both mics. I use the 990 to record the vocals or i use it to record the bassdrum. It also sound quiet well as a ambient mic for drums, when you use it as a mono mic.The MXL is good for all cymbals. I love it at the high hat or at the acoustic guitar.

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