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Overview

  • Two studio-quality condenser microphones
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms create a professional sound
  • Perfect for digital and analog recording
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Two studio-grade condenser mics ideal for a wide range of sources.

The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is your one-stop mic kit for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, and more. These two studio-grade condenser microphones cover a wide range of sources and frequent recording conditions you may encounter in the studio. The MXL 900 offers a silky sweet high end and a solid bass response that is perfect for recording a variety of voices; while the MXL 991 excels at tracking acoustic guitars, drum overheads, and more. Both microphones feature gold-sputtered diaphragms that create a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording, and the package comes tucked away in a high-impact carrying case with mic stand adapters for each microphone. This is a valuable addition to any mic locker.

Features

  • Two studio-quality condenser microphones
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms create a professional sound
  • Perfect for digital and analog recording

This package is a valuable addition to any mic locker, order yours today!

 

990/991 Recording Microphone Package Specifications:

  • MXL 900
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large, 6-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • Frequency Range: 30Hz — 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 200W
  • S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130Db Max SPL with -10dB cut: 130dB
  • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+- 4V)
  • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
  • Size: 60mm x 130mm
  • Weight: 1.2lb.
  • Metal Finish: Champagne
  • MXL 991
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
  • Frequency Range: 30Hz — 18kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 110W
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 137dB
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
  • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
  • Size: 22mm x 134mm
  • Weight: 0.35lb.
  • Metal Finish: Champagne
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MXL990/991 Recording Microphone Package
 
4.6

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (48)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Compact (30)
  • Durable (29)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (49)
  • Amateur recording (40)
  • Professional recording (14)
  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (16), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mics, Great Price

Bought this bundle, and it was worth every cent. These two condensers (my first condensers) sound incredible on drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar amps, and vocals (haven't tried it on anything...Read complete review

Bought this bundle, and it was worth every cent. These two condensers (my first condensers) sound incredible on drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar amps, and vocals (haven't tried it on anything else). The full EQ response is very noticeable and has upped my recording quality exponentially from my Shure 58's.

My biggest complaint is if you buy this bundle (990/991 together), you don't get the 990 shock mount. The mic clip that you get with this package is flimsy plastic and extremely tedious to mount (you have to unscrew the bottom of the mic and place the mic clip between the two mic parts, like a washer). Since condensers aren't something that should be left out all the time, this gets really annoying. I wish they'd just up the price a little and include the shock mount--until then, you're probably better off buying it separately.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad once modded

These two mics have the same innards, just presented in different bodies. The 990's are great candidates for modification and can become quite capable performers after capsule and circuit upgrades.

These two mics have the same innards, just presented in different bodies. The 990's are great candidates for modification and can become quite capable performers after capsule and circuit upgrades.

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5.0

Excellent Budget Priced Condenser Mics.

By Mr. Bluz

from Redwood City, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Great Budget Mics
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

    I had heard about the MXL line of mic's through a friend and I read as much on the MXL 990 as I could find. I pulled the trigger and ordered a set of MXL 990's and when the package arrived I decided to record a vocal track using it. I played with the pad on my board and so forth and mirrored a vocal track I had previously recorded...and when I played back the tracks...the MXL recorded track had a much more vibrant and presence to it...loved it. For the price I may buy another set just to have.

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    4.0

    Good

    By Christian

    from Colombia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

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    5.0

    Works perfectly.

    By Brandon

    from Indiana

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      The sound quality is crisp and right on point.

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      5.0

      "Nice addition to the home studio"

      By Sailcrafter

      from Lake Worth, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Great Mic's For The Price
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

      Nice clean, strong signal. Opens up more versatility in the vocal EQ part of my recording program.

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      4.0

      Yes, you should buy this.

      By justinomarino

      from seattle wa

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Pricequality Ratio

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        Not just beginners' mics. They are best for instruments, not acustic guitar. I suggest getting multiple sets when they are on sell. These mics are odd job mics. Try them in situations you wouldn't expect. If you plan to use them as a vocal mic a pop filter is a must. They are not the best mics for vocals but they work for project studios.

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        5.0

        Great mics, great price!

        By sneakily1

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

          I've worked in small studios, home studios, and major label studios. For the money, these are excellent little mics! Use your ears and a little imagination... there's pretty much nothing these things can't handle.

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          5.0

          Great value and improvement for studio

          By Donn Shands

          from Texas

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Video Streaming Mic

            Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

            If you are a performer and travel, the carry case is a great asset for protection. Buyer needs to be aware that these mics need phantom power to work. The quality and workmanship is outstanding. Only suggestion is you will eventually need the suspension shock mounts and pop screens. Do all you can to protect your investment.. your performance and recordings will improve immediately with use.

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            4.0

            would buy again

            By Mr T

            from santa rosa ca.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

              good mike

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              4.0

              Good product

              By tba

              from FL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Easier To Get Feedback

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

              I use the 990 for performence, it worked well. Need to set the position well because of the feedback.

              I plan to have 991 for the live guitar during this weekend (wedding). It worked well during the rehearsal.

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              5.0

              A great buy!

              By Resurrection

              from Santa Cruz, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

                I purchased this set several months ago when it was on sale, and we've been using them for vocals and instruments (violin, flute, recorder) with our church ensemble. The sound quality is a quantum leap from our other microphones (Heil PR35's). Picks up subtle nuances that other mikes leave behind. So when they went on sale again, I got another set!

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