Qty:1
$85.99 + $6.12 shipping
In Stock. Sold by 1BY1SHOP
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
+ $6.12 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by ECP Hefner
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: good used condition, NO shockmount included. Light scratches, scuffs, Normal signs of wear and usage. NO manual included, NO original box included, NO cords/cables included.
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$99.95
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: Dealman123
Add to Cart
$99.99
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Woodwind and Brasswind
Add to Cart
$102.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: Clear View Movies
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount

by MXL
| 24 answered questions

List Price: $199.99
Price: $85.99 + $6.12 shipping
You Save: $114.00 (57%)
Only 9 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by 1BY1SHOP.
  • 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish 30Hz-20kHz frequency response 130dB maximum SPL Sensitivity: 15MV/pa Equivalent noise: 20dB (A-weighted) Wired with Mogami cable
7 new from $85.99 9 used from $44.99

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount" and save 77% off the $199.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.

Frequently Bought Together

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount + Nady MPF-6 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter + On Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
Price for all three: $126.43

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0002GIRP2
  • Item model number: MXL990
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,620 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 7, 2007

Product Description

The MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount has a silky, sweet high end while retaining tight, solid low and midrange reproduction. The 3/4" gold-sputtered diaphragm creates a professional sound suited for digital and analog recording. Attractive vintage body style with champagne finish. 30Hz-20kHz frequency response. 130dB maximum SPL. Includes custom shock mount, mic stand adapter, and case. Requires phantom power.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So far this is the best bang for the buck.
Bradley D. Archie
This item is great, Has very good recording quality for my small home non professional studio.
Esteban Gutierrez
It sounds really good and clear and picks up good on my bass voice.
Drew Larck

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

130 of 138 people found the following review helpful By BassMan on February 28, 2005
It's hard to beat this mic on price. I have one and often use it for home recording projects, demos and such. It's a good inexpensive way to record vocals, but I find the sound a bit muddy, and often come back with eq to turn down some of the low-mid frequencies. Now there are a number of condensers coming out in this low price range, and I've tried a few of them and haven't yet found a cheap one I like any better than this. For finished products, I'd use a better mic if available, but this one will work with a bit of EQ and a careful ear.

The mic requires phantom power, so I got the Art Tube MP preamp to go with it. That preamp warms up the sound and really helps this mic out compared to the built-in mic pre-amps on my board.
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Bob Barnacle on November 15, 2005
I have two of these because they're SO cheap and use them mainly at home if I have a musical idea. One of the reviewers above mentioned it was a bit muddy which I totally agree with. But it's incredibly cheap and fairly detailed for that amount of money. I'm curious how it will hold up over years of use. Anyway, this is probably the perfect "step-up" mic for podcasts if you are currently recording with your computer's built-in mic or a radio shack dynamic mic. I would choose this over the m-audio mics- it feels slightly more durable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Drew Larck on December 28, 2011
Now I want everyone to understand right away, that I am in no way a professional audio recorder. I am just a guy who likes technology and music and wanted to try his hand at it.

I got this set for Christmas and I really like it. It took a little bit of extra buying in order to get it to work though. I ended up getting
Blue Microphones Icicle, to convert it to my laptop and give it the required 48v of Phantom Power
Musicians friend boom Stand
Nady Pop filter
and some XLR cables from the music store down the street

I knew I needed all of that going into it, so it wasnt a surprise, but if you didnt know, you do several things to start out.
Pop Filter (optional but recommended)
Stand
Source of Phantom Power
A way to convert XLR to USB or 3.5mm (If you are recording straight into a computer)
XLR Cables

As for the sound quality that it produces, I am thoroughly impressed! It sounds really good and clear and picks up good on my bass voice.
I like using it in order to record piano too.

So far I have not had any problems with it and I really like it. I would recommend this to anyone who is just starting recording and doesnt care to spend thousands of dollars to get the worlds most perfect condensor mic.
If anything bad does happen I will update this, but for now its great

If this is helpful, please hit the helpful button, it would be really appreciated :) Thanks
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
76 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Michael Joly on October 13, 2007
The MXL 990 is one of many Chinese-manufactured condenser mics that suffer from two common problems - it is simultaneously ill-defined in the critical midrange and excessively harsh in the treble range. While the circuit used in the mic is quite clever and fairly well implemented, the sonic deficiencies lie within the condenser capsule and headbasket acoustics.

By and large, Chinese-manufactured mics use condenser capsules copied from classic Neumann designs. Unfortunately, these inexact copies fall short of delivering the magnificent midrange accuracy and smooth, sibilance-free top end Neumann capsules are known for. Most of the copied capsules deliver a sound that is often described as harsh, spitty, "eshy", sibilant or screechy. Poor headbasket acoustics compound the problems created by these capsules.

The MXL 990, like most microphones of its class, uses a multi-layer grille mesh headbasket. These multiple layers of mesh do protect the capsule from spittle and wind blasts - but at a cost. Multiple layer headbaskets have a very small percentage of open area in the grille. This means a great deal of sound is reflected back and forth between the capsule and headbasket. Cup your hands around your mouth or speak into a paper tube to get an exaggerated example of the standing wave artifacts caused by a restrictive headbasket.

What to do?

One of the great benefits of the MXL 990 and other similarly priced mics is low cost. With a very modest investment in the original microphone, it becomes an excellent platform for a microphone modification. The capsule can be upgraded and headbasket opened up.

With a suite of microphone modifications this mic, (as well as many other Chinese manufactured mics) can really become a solid performer that sounds much more like a professional tool.
11 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
51 of 62 people found the following review helpful By latentaudio on September 14, 2004
I purchased this mic to record mandolin and acoustic guitar in my PC based home studio and couldn't be happier.

It accurately reproduces my Taylor acoustic guitar. When used in conjunction with an ART tube pre-amp, it actually enhances my low cost mandolin.

No regrets here!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Umbrarium on January 26, 2008
Verified Purchase
I bought one of these over a year ago, and it's been in regular almost daily use since. Easily one of my favorite mics for recording voice and acoustic instruments. I have had absolutely no problems with it, it's solid and reliable.

The sound is perhaps slightly warm for close-up vocal work, so for that you might want to roll back the lows on your eq just a tiny bit. But I find that bit of warmth very pleasant for recording acoustic guitar, dulcimer, flute, etc. If you're miking an acoustic instrument from 3 ft or further away, then the sound is crisp and has enough low end to just be pleasant.

I have microphones that cost more, but for recording this one would be my favorite. Amazingly good sound for the price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search