|The MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone has an extremely smooth, natural sound quality. Featuring twin 20 mm gold sputtered capsules this pressure-gradient stereo condenser microphone has a 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response. The MXR 990 also has a 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB), making it easy to configure the microphone to virtually any sound source. A heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter protects the instrument's capsule, and an LED activity light aids users in properly orienting the microphone toward the sound source.Based upon the MXL 990--a top selling studio condenser microphone--the MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone is ideal for location recording and is optimized for capturing a wide range of musical performances--both vocal and instrumental--with stunning realism and broad spatial imaging, thanks to its 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern. The MXL 990 Stereo Condenser Microphone also has a maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level) rating of 137 dB--making it an excellent choice for capturing loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar. Requires phantom power.Ideal for location recording90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern for broad spatial imagingTwo class-A FET preampsHigh Sound pressure level for recording loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar3-position attenuation padLED activity light aids in proper mic orientation toward the sound sourceInternally wired with Mogami cableAttractive vintage body style with champagne finishSupplied with mic stand adapter, and a 10' five pin to Dual XLR stereo cable Comes in rugged carrying caseMade with Mogami cable|
Excellent microphone for an even better price7/27/2012
I've considered a lot of different microphones for podcasting and general use and this has to be one of the best I've ever used. IT's incredibly cheap considering the range of pick-up, which can admittedly be too sensitive at times, but with a wind screen is easily fixed and still well worth having the option of accessing such a powerful range. I'll be using this for both vocal and instrumental recordings.