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MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

World-class large-diaphragm sound at a rock-bottom price.

The MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone has a 1" diameter, 6-micron-thick diaphragm that delivers high-sensitivity and detailed recordings. Wired with Mogami wire for added clarity with balanced, transformerless output for low noise. Encased in a heavy-duty brass enclosure. The MXL V63M has a cardioid pickup pattern and a frequency response of 30Hz- 20kHz. 48V phantom power required.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital:Analog
  • Frequency response:30Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL:130 dB
  • Connectivity:XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule:Condenser
  • Polar pattern:Cadioid
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications:Studio
  • Diaphragm size:Large
  • Switches:No
  • Phantom power required:Yes
  • Size and weight
  • Width:1.85"
  • Height:7.48"
  • Weight:1 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:No
  • Clip:Yes
  • Shockmount:No
  • Power supply:No
  • CableNo
  • StandNo

A fine mic and a really good deal. Order one today.

SPECIFICATIONS

V63M Condenser Studio Microphone

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MXLV63M Condenser Studio Microphone
 
4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (18)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (17)
  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Professional recording (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My go to mike for less than five hundred

Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035...Read complete review

Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035 and the low and mids sound better but the high end wasn't as defined. I just push the upper level of the EQ and problems solved. You will have to spend atleast 300 to get a microphone that is noticably better. It's noticably better than the stock 990. Sounds good on voice and it picks up the guitar combo amp great when placed about a foot away. I wasted so much time and money trying different microphones. I should have just stayed with this. When I have 500-1000 I'll try some top end ones. But for now this is my go to microphone (or in a joking manner, until a label signs me up)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad, could do better for its price.

This mic is average. It produces a very clear sound (probably due to the Mogami wiring inside) I'll give it that, but it's a very bright mic, to put it nicely. It's...Read complete review

This mic is average. It produces a very clear sound (probably due to the Mogami wiring inside) I'll give it that, but it's a very bright mic, to put it nicely. It's rather tinny and without proper eq or a good preamp, you just won't get that great of a sound from it. If you're dead set on getting this mic, get it when it goes on a good sale, which happens pretty often. This is mic is not worth the retail price for sure (in fact, I'd go for a 2001 series which goes for around the same or less and sounds way better in my opinion).

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

used V63M

By Bob

from undisclosed

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Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

read above, although it's not to be confused with microphones costing hundreds of dollars, I'm getting decent performance for what I paid, so it is a good buy overall.
Condenser mic, decent adaptor for stand, but shock mount recommended. High output, requires phantom power.
The mic arrived in very good condition and seems to be well made in the price range it occupies. Still getting used to using it properly in terms of placement, best application.
So far, it seems to ve a very good buy, since the used price was very fair. I'm trying to get a little fuller midrange sound out of it, but for what I paid it's a useful mic for recording acoustic guitar. It is very sensitive to low frequency noise, so getting the shock mount for it would be an advantage.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Possible Value!

By Pianoman09

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

This mic is utterly stellar. I come from a background, using Neumann, AKG, etc. Oddly enough, this mic compares in some respects. Unless you're using an SSL console with Apogee A/D converters, you won't notice the lesser brand. The thing that sells me is the little time I spend EQing, with this mic. Its response is very similar to the tone I like (shelf from 5k up, and a tiny boost around 3k). This is just more time I can spend playing with compression and processing.All in all, buy one of these. You won't be sorry. It's a workhorse, and I will continue to use it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My go to mike for less than five hundred

By David C

from Jupiter, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • High End Definition

Best Uses

  • Warm Tone

Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

Sounds better than my NT1-A. Warmer tone. I put it against a modified MXL 990 with and upgraded K47 capsule and the V63M hangs in there. I compared it to a AT2035 and the low and mids sound better but the high end wasn't as defined. I just push the upper level of the EQ and problems solved. You will have to spend atleast 300 to get a microphone that is noticably better. It's noticably better than the stock 990. Sounds good on voice and it picks up the guitar combo amp great when placed about a foot away. I wasted so much time and money trying different microphones. I should have just stayed with this. When I have 500-1000 I'll try some top end ones. But for now this is my go to microphone (or in a joking manner, until a label signs me up)

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT FOR THE PRICE

By Jerome Rapley

from OKC,Oklahoma

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Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

this mic does sound very good to me. i had the mxl 909 before this it was pretty beat up so i replace it with this just to get me buy till i got enought to by something nice.
but it sound really good.
it sound fat.
gotta warm beefyness to it. sound really nice with rapping havent tryed any singing on it tho.
plus i dont have to EQ much. i just raise around like 2 or 3k just to open it up a little.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Mic

By David G

from Jupiter, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

      This has decent electronics and capsule. I upgraded to a better capsule but the difference was not worth it. I've had a couple of these. My impression is that some are good and some are average. The average ones don't have as much treble. This mic puts the MXL990 to shame. This competes with mics in the 150 range. I got an MXL910 which wasn't bad either. I swapped the capsule out for a RK-7 on the 910 and it's very nice. As I mentioned I swapped the stock capsule out on the V63M for a RK-12 and the change was subtle. But I guess you pay hundreds for sublte changes. Good mic for vocals. Get a clean pre-amp. I use a mini mic or a mic200 with a new 12AXU7 or something like that tube. Nice looking mic too. A good modification might be taking out the inner screen mesh but I don't know if that's possible.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite Mic

      By Evan

      from Charlotesville, VA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

        I have access to some fantastic mic's, yet I find myself using this over and over. If you are getting one mic for double duty on acoustic guitar and vocals, this is is. It's warm and the sound isn't brittle like a lot of other lower priced mics.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You can't go wrong here

        By Eli

        from Oregon

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Recording
          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

          This is one of two condensers I own, the other being an AT5050. Quality wise, I would put both of these next to each other any day of the week.

          For other AT5050 users, this microphone generates a slightly warmer tone in comparison. I like it a lot and primarily use it for recording acoustic guitar, but it will handle vocals equally well.

          This microphone is surprisingly light but does not feel flimsy at all. It is very solidly built despite its weight.

          If you are looking for a high quality condenser on a tight budget, I highly recommend this one. As with many condensers though, you will need a pop filter if you intend to use it vocally. I personally use MF's dual-layer pop filter with very satisfying results.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent microphone for the price

          By Lizard

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Floor Noise
          • Needs To Be Eq'd

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

          Excellent microphone for beginners to intermediate users. Even experienced users and professionals will find wonderful applications for this mic. It's solid and picks up wonderfully. However, it doesn't have a 50hz kill switch so you will pickup your AC, heater, computer, passing truck, etc. A shockmount will help and you might not notice until you add a good compressor. You'll likely want add EQ to bring out the mid-range frequencies. Otherwise, it's a wonderful microphone and a bargain.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Pleased

          By D. Stump

          from Floresville, TX

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Vocals

            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

            Well, I received this mic as a Christmas present as an upgrade to the MXL 990. Mine came with the shock mount so I haven't had any problems with low-end rumble. In my own opinion, this mic has very good clarity and given my voice is naturally high in the treble range (noticed it when listening to recordings), this mic has a more warm sound to it compared to the MXL 990. My vocals cut through the music well with the V63M so I am pleased! No, it doesn't have a roll-off switch, but I don't think it was initially intended for use as an overhead mic. Nonetheless, I will purchase another one and use them as such when need be. Overall, good decision in getting this mic.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Microphone

            By Spencer Steele

            from Los Angeles California

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            Comments about MXL V63M Condenser Studio Microphone:

            Im so pleased with this microphone its done everything ive possibly needed. The sound quality is amazing and for the price you cant beat it. Ive been using it for awhile and it is as sturdy as ever. Its fantastic and everything about it is worth the money. I love the black sleek design and the look of it is incredible. This microphone does everything i need it to do ill buy another one if this one does EVER die. Ive had alot of experience with alot of other microphones twice and 3 times the price and doesnt have the same quality as this mic. It really is the best your money can buy and for the price its great. I Love IT!!! Hope this helps!!!!

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