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A variable pattern tube condenser microphone
with custom body design to minimize resonance.

The extraordinary MXL Revelation studio microphone delivers the warmth and intimacy of a quality tube microphone with extended clarity and punch for balanced recording. The MXL Revelation mic's dual gold-sputtered, 6-micron diaphragm and hand-selected EF86 pentode tube deliver warm, rich, and transparent sound, and polar pattern selection is virtually limitless thanks to the continuously variable knob. Record vocals, instruments, percussion, or use it as a room mic”the MXL Revelation can handle any recording task.

Bass Roll-off Switch
The Revelation power supply features a bass roll-off switch to help reduce proximity effect. Proximity effect is distortion that often occurs when a sound source is too close to the mic. Some microphone patterns boost bass as you get closer to the microphone; cardioid mics, for instance, tend to boost bass. The bass roll-off switch reduces the low frequencies for a more full range sound.

Phase Switch

The Revelation also includes a phase switch that allows you to reverse the polarity of the microphone signal by 180 degrees. This can help minimize phase issues when recording with multiple microphones.

Variable Pattern Control Knob
The Revelation features a continuously variable pattern selector located on the Revelation power supply. This knob allows you to alter the polar pickup pattern of the microphone from omni-directional to figure 8, and everything in-between. This can be done with the microphone turned on without causing any damage to the unit; however, it is recommended that you mute your speakers when changing to a new pattern. To change the polar pattern, simply rotate the knob to customize the microphone's pickup pattern for your specific recording application. After rotating the knob to a new polar pattern, it will take a few seconds for the capsule to charge back up. During these few seconds, we recommend muting your speakers because you will hear static. Keep in mind that there is no single right way to finding the perfect sound. Experimentation with different patterns in different recording situations will be the key.

Ground Lift Switch
A ground loop is unwanted interference that can be created when multiple electronic devices improperly share a common ground. The Revelation includes a Ground Lift switch to help prevent such occurrences. If a ground loop is audible (usually a 50-60Hz humming noise), the ground lift switch on the front of the power supply should be set to the 'lift' position.

-10dB Pad
The Revelation can be used in very loud sonic environments without significant distortion. If you hear distortion from the microphone, engage the -10dB pad on the rear of the microphone to the -10dB position. You may also move the microphone farther away from the sound source.

  • Variable polar pattern control: Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8
  • Hand-selected EF86 pentode tube
  • Custom body design minimizes resonance
  • Included accessories:
  • 7-pin Mogami cable
  • XLR Mogami mIc cable
  • Aluminum flight case
  • MXL Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
  • Revelation Power Supply

A versatile mic that can handle all your recording needs. Order today!


Revelation Tube Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Variable pattern tube condenser microphone
    Diaphragm: Dual gold sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
    Tube type: EF86
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
    Polar pattern: Continuously variable
    Sensitivity: -40dB re 1V/Pa
    Output impedance: 140 ohms
    Attenuation switch: 0dB, -10dB
    High-pass filter: 12dB/octave @ 125Hz
    Equivalent noise: -18dBA (A-weighted IEC 651)
    S/N ratio: 76dB
    Max SPL for .5% THD: 138dB SPL
    Power requirements: Revelation power supply unit 110/220 VAC, 50/60Hz
    Size: 7-1/2" X 2-1/2", 190mm x 63.5mm (mic only)
    Weight: 2 lb./907g (mic only)
    Metal finish: Dark violet and chrome

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By Daniel Beamer

from Eastern Washington State

About Me Professional Musician


  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile


  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about MXL Revelation Tube Condenser Microphone:

I purchased the MXL Revelation about three months ago to give me one good alternative to my AKG 414 XLII, which is a fabulous mic. Compared to the AKG, the MXL has a bit richer lower mid and a very sweet high end. Upper end clarity and detail are very, very good. I use this mic for vocals, acoustic guitars and for guitar cabs clean channel electric. (For overdrive electric I consistently have the best luck with a small diaphram mic.) If you are after professional results, this mic is the real deal.

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