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MXL 990s Condenser Microphone

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The MXL 990s Condenser Microphone is based on the hugely popular MXL990, this model adds a -10dB pad and 150Hz low-cut switch. The 990s is a true, ph...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pro studio performance, project studio price.

The MXL 990s Condenser Microphone is based on the hugely popular MXL990, this model adds a -10dB pad and 150Hz low-cut switch. The 990s is a true, phantom-powered, condenser microphone with a 6-micron, 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragm with high quality FET preamp and balanced output.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 30Hz to 20KhZ
  • Max SPL: 130 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio
  • Diaphragm size: Large diaphragm
  • Switches: Low-cut, -10dB pad
  • Phantom power required: Yes (48V)
Size and weight
  • Width: 2.4"
  • Height: 5.11"
  • Weight: 1.2 lb.
Included accessories
  • Case: Carrying case
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: No

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MXL990s Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Mic is a contender.

When people complain about a mic it is usually inexperience that yields the negative review. Learning proximity and preamp techniques is as important as the mic itself. This mic can deliver at an incredible...Read complete review

When people complain about a mic it is usually inexperience that yields the negative review. Learning proximity and preamp techniques is as important as the mic itself. This mic can deliver at an incredible price. No mic makes a song for you. You still need your imagination, your patience. I have pulled off some nice field recordings with this mic coupled with an A.R.T. Tube MP pre. That pre is totally affordable. PATIENCE FRIENDS. This mic is definitely worth it. The shock mount that it is equipped with was suspect. It needs some love and tweaking but it will work. I actually employ 3 of these and they are consistent performers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good mic for the price.

I think the MXL 990s is a good entry level condensor mic. I can afford better but I want to stay in line with the rest of my recording gear. There's no sense in...Read complete review

I think the MXL 990s is a good entry level condensor mic. I can afford better but I want to stay in line with the rest of my recording gear. There's no sense in buying a $1000.00 mic and running it into a $200.00 preamp. My only complaint is that the "T" bolt used to tighten the angle adjustment stripped out after only two adjustments. Needs coarser threads.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good mic for the price.

By William T Smith

from Florida

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

I think the MXL 990s is a good entry level condensor mic. I can afford better but I want to stay in line with the rest of my recording gear. There's no sense in buying a $1000.00 mic and running it into a $200.00 preamp. My only complaint is that the "T" bolt used to tighten the angle adjustment stripped out after only two adjustments. Needs coarser threads.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Acoustic Powerhouse

By Hawk1964

from Calais, Maine

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

A great mic for acoustic picking sessions, it picks up whatever is placed near it. I lean towards the Bluegrass side of playing,using Vocals,Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Ukulele :), no need to swap cables just pull the next instrument into place and play and sing. A one mic wonder. Buy it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mic is satisfactory, shockmount is terrible

By poppa reed

from zebulon, NC

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Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

The mic does its job, i am by no means incredibly discerning about it. However the shockmount won't hold up to the most gentle use. Especially when mounted upside down for an overhead drumset application. The band won't stay on the handles and the entire frame is bent. Just use the swivel mount that comes with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Mic is a contender.

By Bonestar Music

from Scranton PA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Pro Power
  • Pro Sensitivity
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Weak Shockmount

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

When people complain about a mic it is usually inexperience that yields the negative review. Learning proximity and preamp techniques is as important as the mic itself. This mic can deliver at an incredible price. No mic makes a song for you. You still need your imagination, your patience. I have pulled off some nice field recordings with this mic coupled with an A.R.T. Tube MP pre. That pre is totally affordable. PATIENCE FRIENDS. This mic is definitely worth it. The shock mount that it is equipped with was suspect. It needs some love and tweaking but it will work. I actually employ 3 of these and they are consistent performers.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

General purpose

By George Jorjoladze

from Kutaisi, Geo, eastern europe

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

I used this mic for some time (and not only in studio, but on little stage too). Very smooth and warm sound for this price. Only minus that the mic has one direction (hyper cardiod) and little bit smaller diaphragm than 2". But for this price mic is awsome.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blueridge61

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

have used this mic in all types of conditions and if outside and wind is a issue like plow hand 247 from sc. stated I use a coffe cup cover made out of sterofome and it works good in windy conitions and don't hurt the sound much at all just can't say enough good about the mic only know what you are trying to do it is a one mic for a group to work to watch Ronda VincentI'm sure her mic cost a lot more but this is the same use

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent but...

By banjoboyjohn

from clintwood va

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Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

The mic has very little low end, yet manages to have a lot of proximty effect. Its a good mike for someone with a deep toned voice or instrument. It is way too bright for a singer with an already bright sounding voice. It is a VERY hot mike for the price and great for live applications. I bought four of them (they are not very sturdy). If you want a profesional sound, this mic is not exactly the cream of tho crop.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mic I've found.

By TCHal

from Bitterroot Valley, Western Montana

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Sensitive

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

I've had my 990s for a couple of years. It's my go-to microphone for performances.

The 10dB pad lets me use it on a noisey stage or pick up the quietest sounds in a room while recording.

Apparently I've picked up the right mixers (Crate and Yamaha) My microphone pre-amps work very well with the MXL.

Some judical adjustment to make sure my gain control is near the middle of it's range and I'm good to go with a clean clear sound.

The roll off switch is good for getting rid of low frequency vibrations, fans, and motors in the background...

It's sensitive to mic stand noise, so using the isolating holder is best if performers are going to be active. Works well in the solid clamp in a studio setting.

I'll probably be getting another one soon.

I'm looking forward to haveing a pair for stereo recording on location.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Home Studio Mic for under $100!

By davidjmaxey

from Lansing, Michigan

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

    In my opinion this is the best home studio recording mic for the money. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of other great mics out there. Yet with the 990s you get a hard carrying case, a shock mount, a hard clip mount. Plus is come with a -10 db pad and a low cut. Getting those features for $80.00 is a great deal! Buy one now, and you won't be disappointed

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Caleb

    from Colorado

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

      All I can say is that this mic is wonderful. It sounds awesome.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Little Mic Big Sound

      By plowhand247

      from South Carolina

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      Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

      I just received my 990s and I love it. Great voice reproduction. It even makes this old crow sound good. I use it with a Marshall acoustic amp and a Taylor guitar( sometimes with my HD28 Martin. I am going to go with this on all my gigs unless wind is an issue. Couldn't be happier with this mic.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprised

      By Joe Rose CGP

      from Undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

      I doodle around with computer based recording and know that it takes thousands to get a studio like sound. I also know that my stage mics are for beans for recording. Quite surprised with this mic. good value. Don't know how it will stand up but I don't intend to abuse it. Got the pre amp. Yeah, that helps a lot. Thinking of getting one of the other models for guitar and bass. Anyway. Funstuff

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      sounded great for a while

      By Jeff Cardinal

      from Santa Maria Ca.

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

      I loved it at first. I bought it to mic live shows where 3 or 4 vocalists all sing around one mic. Also for recording in my home studio. It worked very good for a few months, very sensitive, clean, clear and excellent feedback resistance. Then it started getting muddy sounding and not as sensitive, finally buzzing and cutting out. (it wasn't the cord.) I don't know what went wrong. I guess if I buy another I should get the extended warranty.

       
      5.0

      No studio should be without one

      By tric

      from Forest Falls CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

        No studio large o small should be without one

         
        5.0

        Great sound

        By Frank

        from Charlotte, NC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

            Great sound. Nothing to complaint about.

             
            5.0

            Live Piano performance was stellar!

            By Amadon

            from Athol, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

              I had ready as much information as I could find regarding what I needed to mic live, a grande piano, the the MXL 990s Condenser Microphone and the MXL 603S came up on sale, so I gave the them a go. The pair worked fabulously together for a clean bass resonance with the MXL 990 mounted on it's shock mount from the back/middle 10" above, and extremely fine high end for the upper register of the high notes with the MXL 603S set to the middle of the last 20 keys toward the back of the sound board. The recording came out clean as well. Thank you Musician's Friend once again for presenting a great product! And thank you MXL for letting them be available! I had many compliments on the clarity!

               
              5.0

              Nice studio sound

              By David

              from Mobile, AL

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

                I'm very happy with the sound quality of this mic. Not harsh at all, quite transparent in my opinion. Simply can't beat it for the price. Great sounds quality for vocals. With the 10 db pad, I have even used it as a drum overhead to capture some room sound from the kit. No regrets with this purchase!

                 
                5.0

                Diggin' It So Far...

                By DesertOfIce

                from Metro Detroit, MI

                Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

                After a bit of research, I finally purchased one of these mics. So far I tested it out recording vocals, and I really can't complain. I'm running it through a PreSonus TubePre for phantom power and signal conditioning. A great mic for the price, and a nice item to add to any condensor collection!

                 
                4.0

                MXL 990s

                By RMP

                from Detroit MI

                Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

                I purchased one of these for the studio. Works great for instrument recording, and works great for vocals. One of the best mic's for the price. Great mic for the beginning, Not exactly the greatest microphone for vocals, but still it doesnt sound like garbage. All in all a good mic at a very affordable price.

                 
                5.0

                Shockmount Replaced

                By DMize

                from Ironton, OH

                Comments about MXL 990s Condenser Microphone:

                I bought this mic and it performs like a champ! But, as reviewed elsewhere, my shockmount set screw did indeed strip out. The good news is, I called Marshall and they sent me a new piece. No questions, no nothing. I get the idea they get a lot of those calls...Don't let the set screw hold you back. You won't find a better mic for the price. Buy it!

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