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MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Price $199.95
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The MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone is a large-diaphragm, cardioid-pattern design based around a 12AT7 tube. The tube circuitry delivers a charact...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great value in modern tube condenser performance.

The MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone is a large-diaphragm, cardioid-pattern design based around a 12AT7 tube. The tube circuitry delivers a characteristic warm-yet-transparent midrange response that gives a smooth emphasis to both voices and instruments. It is housed in a silver-finished metal shell and comes complete with hi-isolation shock mount, power supply, and 7-pin power cable.
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 30Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 122 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Tube Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cadioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio
  • Diaphragm size: Large
  • Switches: No
  • Phantom power required: No
Size and weight
  • Width: 1.88"
  • Height: 7.67"
  • Weight: 1.2 lb.
Included accessories
  • Case: No
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: Yes
  • Cable: Yes
  • Stand: No
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MXL9000 Tube Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone

The MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone is an excellent tube condenser microphone. It is very sensitive! There is no need to scream into this mic - you can sing at very low volume and...Read complete review

The MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone is an excellent tube condenser microphone. It is very sensitive! There is no need to scream into this mic - you can sing at very low volume and it picks up all the nuances!

It is my second MXL9000. I plan to try this one for recording two vocals at once! I am also looking forward to mic'ing my drums and acoustic guitar to see how that sounds.

Very good microphone for the price!

I am extremely satisfied.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Garbage

Been using the MXL 9000 to re-record some vocals for the past 2 weeks, and was very happy with the results. Today I started to record and it sounds like 2 kids talking through...Read complete review

Been using the MXL 9000 to re-record some vocals for the past 2 weeks, and was very happy with the results. Today I started to record and it sounds like 2 kids talking through tin cans with a string between them.... This mic had great reviews, so I thought I would give it a try.... Sad it couldn't last longer than 2 weeks. I would have really liked to get most of the vocals down with this mic

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By Shampucci-WD7fW

from Chicago

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Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

What a bargain for this great sounding mic. I was using a Neumann U-67 at my studio until it got stolen...........I needed a mic quick, got this one and boy was I surprised. This thing sounds great right out of the box........I replaced the tube with a 5751 and now it's creamier and more in your face. This mic is worth 5 times the money to me. It got me out of a jam and now I use it every day!!!!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price performance!

By Tn-tbIrNd

from NY

Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

When you own a Recording Studio You are always looking for good mics. I came across these and I have to say I was pretty impressed. Granted The first thing I did was change the stock tube out for some NOS 12at7's and once that is done you have yourself a really creamy Tube Condenser. I love to use two of them as Drum overheads, they really make the drum mix pop and now they are my mic of choice for that purpose. Do yourself a favor... get a couple. Change the tubes .. and I guarantee you will find some good use for them.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

9000 Tube Condenser Mic

By .

from Cary, Illinois

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Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

Great full frequency response!
This is the first tube condenser mic I have purchased. The 9000 is great! I don't have a great voice but this mic makes it passable! I have two other mics and this mic is far better. At least for recording vocals and acoustic guitar. You don't have to get close to the mic - 12 to 18 inches or even farther away and it picks it up.
It was't that expensive and well worth the money!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I own two of these babies!!!

By jbassman-cLGOt

from Las Vegas

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Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

I have two of these in my Home studio, and we use them for instrument and vocal alike, they are always warm powerful and sound AWESOME....if you are doing any type of music recording, you need these in your tool box

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DON'T SLEEP ON THIS MIC

By kenny lee

from Baton Rouge,La.

Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

After doing some research I made the decision to buy this particular microphone.I've had experience with dynamic mics back in the day in studios but they never reproduced high end frequencies well.When I got the MXL 9000 I was impessed even with the stock tubes that it comes with.This mic has really brought out my vocal tracks.I can't wait to see how it'll sound with the NOS tube.You don't have to worry if your preamp/audio interface/or mixer has phantom power becase this mic doesn't run off phantom poer it has it's on power supply.The price Musician's Friend is selling it at is a great deal.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXL 9000

By Lordfakie

from Orlando, fl

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Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

I don't have much experience with condenser microphones and this is my fist one but so fay all my vocals recordings sound very good and I'm glad. Also recorded acoustic guitars and they sound great. Can't really compare to anything else but I even like the sound on my vocal recording better than some commercial records out there.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone

By .

from Cary, Illinois

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Frequency response

Cons

  • I Don~'~~t Have A Con

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Vocals

Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

The MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone is an excellent tube condenser microphone. It is very sensitive! There is no need to scream into this mic - you can sing at very low volume and it picks up all the nuances!

It is my second MXL9000. I plan to try this one for recording two vocals at once! I am also looking forward to mic'ing my drums and acoustic guitar to see how that sounds.

Very good microphone for the price!

I am extremely satisfied.

(4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the greatest Musicians Friend !

By Ehhh

from Chino Hills, CA.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

    I bought the MXL 9000 microphone but had to pay extra extra extra to get one that worked. Return shipping, insurance etc. Musicians Friend offers Bupkiss for your trouble.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Microphone

    By JustusThyme

    from Silver Spring, Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

    For the price, this microphone is excellent for home recording. It has warmth and clarity that I had not been able to find in similarly priced microphones.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gotta love it

    By Cyco Thah Urchin

    from Milwaukee

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

      I first used this mic back in 2007 when I lived in Minnesota. This mic is wonderful. I am about to purchase another very very soon. Clear sound, no hassel, easy spaced set up, compact. and it looks great. Not only would I recommend it to others, i have influence 4 associates in Texas to purchase one as well. Great mic.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great mic for the price

      By CJ Gray

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

      My second 9000 in 9 years and I still have my first one still running strong. Just wanted another one in case I wanted to setup a studio in my house.

       
      5.0

      Great customer service!

      By TheBender

      from Metro Atlanta

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

        I want to address the earlier post about poor service from Musicians Friend. I bought this mic and it had an intermittent connection problem. Musicians Friend sent me a return label and had another mic to me inside of a week. There was no extra cost involved. I have never had a bad customer service experience with these folks. Anytime I buy, I buy with complete confidence. By the way, The MXL 9000 is a great value.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Value in a Tube Microphone

        By TheBender

        from Metro Atlanta

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Articulate
        • Fantastic Value
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

          This is a great value, especially when you wait for a sale. This sounds better to me than my Rode NTK. It's much smoother. It delivers a very velvety sound on vocals. It's perfect for my voice. I can't say enough about this mic. The positive reviews are well deserved. Don't hesitate to pull the trigger.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Garbage

          By Bytor

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXL 9000 Tube Condenser Microphone:

            Been using the MXL 9000 to re-record some vocals for the past 2 weeks, and was very happy with the results. Today I started to record and it sounds like 2 kids talking through tin cans with a string between them.... This mic had great reviews, so I thought I would give it a try.... Sad it couldn't last longer than 2 weeks. I would have really liked to get most of the vocals down with this mic

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