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MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package  

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Overview

  • Two studio-quality condenser microphones
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms create a professional sound
  • Perfect for digital and analog recording
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $299.95
  • Your Savings:
    - $149.96
  • On Sale Today:
    - $80.00
  • Sale Price:
    $6999

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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
      Customer Reviews
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      Review Snapshot®

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      MXL990/991 Recording Microphone Package
       
      4.6

      (based on 151 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (110)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (32)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      98%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (51)
      • Easy to use (40)
      • Versatile (35)
      • Compact (31)
      • Durable (29)

      Cons

      • Limited functions (3)

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (51)
      • Amateur recording (41)
      • Professional recording (15)
      • Performances (13)
      • Outdoor events / games (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (34), Professional musician (16), Novice (8)

      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.

      VS

      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.

      Reviewed by 151 customers

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      4.0

      easy to use

      By katsounds

      from sault ste marie ca.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Recording

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        great sound

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Nice mic

        By Willie Buckshot

        from Left coast

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        For the price it's awesome

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        5.0

        Great Deal !

        By JC

        from Williamsport, Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL 990/991 Recording Microphone Package:

        I got a good deal on this package 990/991 and have used them for about a year now. I liked them so much I got another set for doing stereo setups and received a free gift the MXL 2003 and 603 I get really good results with 990/991 and I am sure to get good recordings with the others as well. MXL quality has been good and at a price I can afford(win-win).

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        5.0

        Excellent Budget Priced Condenser Mics.

        By Mr. Bluz

        from Redwood City, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        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

          About Me Experienced

          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

            About Me Experienced

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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

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                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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