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MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone 

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Limited edition MXL 990s with a symbolic stars-and-stripes finish that resonates Old Glory.

Show-off your recording pride with this limited-edition MXL 990s condenser microphone in a fantastic red, white and blue finish, embellished with glorious stars-and-stripes. A revolutionary microphone for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and more, the MXL 990s Patriot will have you saluting your tracks thanks to its triumphant sound quality produced with a balanced output, a high quality FET preamp, -10 dB pad and 150Hz low-cut switch. The 990s Patriot has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound suited for a wide range of digital and analog recording. This is the perfect studio centerpiece to symbolize your admiration of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of quality audio.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital:Analog
  • Frequency response:30Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL:130 dB
  • Connectivity:XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Pressure gradient condenser
  • Polar pattern:Cardioid
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications:Studio
  • Diaphragm size:6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Switches: 150 Hz low-cut switches, -10 dB pad
  • Phantom power required:Yes (48V)
  • Size and weight
  • Width:2.36"
  • Height:5.11"
  • Weight:1.2 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:Not included
  • Clip:Yes
  • Shock mount:No
  • Power supply:No

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MXL990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The MXL 990s w/o the shockmount or case

Read reviews for the MXL 990s as this is a limited edition of it with a red white and blue paint job. Also this edition comes with a standard mic stand clip, but no...Read complete review

Read reviews for the MXL 990s as this is a limited edition of it with a red white and blue paint job. Also this edition comes with a standard mic stand clip, but no shock mount or hard plastic carry case, like the regular MXL 990s. I bought it because it was on sale at a very good price and could live without the shock mount and case and with the garish red white and blue thing. This is a very good mic at the regular price and holds it's own among other similar mics in it's price range and is better than most of them. I think this mic is a little warmer and musically sweeter than a audio-technical AT2020 I have, but they sell for 1/3 less at regular street prices. I have a modest home studio that I use for demos of songs I have written so I don't need Royer 121's or Neumann's.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sick Paint Job but Limited Functionally and no Mods

I saw this on sale for an awesome price for the 4th of July sale and figured why not? I have another 990 already, not the 990s, and was hoping to mod this...Read complete review

I saw this on sale for an awesome price for the 4th of July sale and figured why not? I have another 990 already, not the 990s, and was hoping to mod this one, swapping out the capsule and circuit board, making it a real beast. Unfortunately, it appears as though you cannot remove the outer shell to make any modifications to this microphone whatsoever. It is fixed closed. This opens up a host of problems, in my opinion. If the grill is dented, there would then be no way to fix it or remove it. If you wished to take out a layer of mesh from the grill you could not. I have issues with this, as almost every other mic I own can be opened up and modified if one desires. I also do not like the fact that it did not come with a case or shockmount, as every other MXL990 does. I can't complain too much since the price was very good, but the combination of these things makes me a little disappointed. The paint job is awesome, and I honestly do like the mic itself just fine, particularly with the addition of the high-pass and -10db pad (which are great), which is why I'm more than a little confused as to why they have made it impossible to modify. If you have no issues with this, please buy it. It is a good mic, but I was hoping to turn it into a great one.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sick Paint Job but Limited Functionally and no Mods

By Aaron

from Tallahassee, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

I saw this on sale for an awesome price for the 4th of July sale and figured why not? I have another 990 already, not the 990s, and was hoping to mod this one, swapping out the capsule and circuit board, making it a real beast. Unfortunately, it appears as though you cannot remove the outer shell to make any modifications to this microphone whatsoever. It is fixed closed. This opens up a host of problems, in my opinion. If the grill is dented, there would then be no way to fix it or remove it. If you wished to take out a layer of mesh from the grill you could not. I have issues with this, as almost every other mic I own can be opened up and modified if one desires. I also do not like the fact that it did not come with a case or shockmount, as every other MXL990 does. I can't complain too much since the price was very good, but the combination of these things makes me a little disappointed. The paint job is awesome, and I honestly do like the mic itself just fine, particularly with the addition of the high-pass and -10db pad (which are great), which is why I'm more than a little confused as to why they have made it impossible to modify. If you have no issues with this, please buy it. It is a good mic, but I was hoping to turn it into a great one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An excellent deal!!

By Joe

from Madison, AL but recording done in Austin

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

    We did a blind test of this mic against six others, including another MXL (V250), an SM58, and four others, all of which were more expensive than this mic, and it was clearly the best choice for my particular voice (and my cohort's voice, on another project). I was frankly surprised. It was the clearest-sounding, with the best fidelity. Again, that's for my particular voice, but I think it speaks well of the mic, as I've had a hard time getting a satisfactory sound on my voice

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The MXL 990s w/o the shockmount or case

    By Abbacus

    from Zig Zag, Mt. Hood, Oregon, USA, Earth.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • warm, clear, quiet, musical,

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

      Read reviews for the MXL 990s as this is a limited edition of it with a red white and blue paint job. Also this edition comes with a standard mic stand clip, but no shock mount or hard plastic carry case, like the regular MXL 990s. I bought it because it was on sale at a very good price and could live without the shock mount and case and with the garish red white and blue thing. This is a very good mic at the regular price and holds it's own among other similar mics in it's price range and is better than most of them. I think this mic is a little warmer and musically sweeter than a audio-technical AT2020 I have, but they sell for 1/3 less at regular street prices. I have a modest home studio that I use for demos of songs I have written so I don't need Royer 121's or Neumann's.

       
      4.0

      Descent Mic!

      By Mandojeff

      from Jacksonville NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

        Good for small acoustic group or in studio. Pretty good on guitar and Mandolin. Also patriotic!

         
        5.0

        Decent quality @ a low price!

        By Smitty

        from Monroe Mi.

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

          I've been recording in my own home studios for close to 20yrs. now. The very 1st condenser / recording mic i bought was a MXL V67 with my 1st digital recorder (Korg D-1600) been buying / using them every since. The 990 series are all good, durable recording mics and if you can pick one up as a SDD jump on it! by the way, 20 yrs later the Korg D-1600 has be replaced with a Zoom digital recorder but I'm still using the 20 MXL!

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By B-Murph

          from Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

            bought this mic on sale for and couldn't be happier . The price to performance is great , clear sound and perfect for when I do sound for political venues

             
            5.0

            MXL 990/Patriot

            By Jimmy

            from Rochester NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

              multi use recording

               
              5.0

              good mic

              By Halftime

              from VA

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                good mic, does a great job

                 
                4.0

                GOOD PRODUCT, EXCELLENT PRICE!

                By "Steelman"

                from Halfway up "THE MITTEN", west coast

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                This unit does what it's supposed to do, sounds good, looks good...I actually own an older model 990 and it's still working so I bought a pair of these because of the novelty and the bargain price. Very happy with this purchase.

                 
                5.0

                buy this mic, you will be happy with it

                By RJ

                from Harrington, de

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                  I'm a drummer and producer, just wrote my first song, working on a second...Mxl Is one of the game changers in the game and this one won't break the bank but you can bank on it to deliver

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good for the price.

                  By Swifty

                  from NJ

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile
                  • Very Cool

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about MXL 990s Patriot Limited Edition Condenser Microphone:

                    I've used condenser mics from various companies at various price ranges. From the AT2020 to the TLM-103, to the C214 and the C414, this is a nice sounding mic that has a sick paint job and is a third of the price to its original counterpart, it's a sweet deal.

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