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MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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- Gold-sputtered, 6-micron, low distortion diaphragm
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- Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
- Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
- Capsule Size: 22mm/.87 in.
- Frequency Range: 30Hz-20kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
- Output Impedance: 150 ohms
- Pre-Attenuation Switch 0 dB, -10 dB
- High Pass Filter: 6 dB/octave @ 150Hz
- Equivalent Noise: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
- S/N Ratio: 74dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
- Max SPL for 0.5% THD 137dB
- Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)
- Size: 59mm x 158mm/2.32 in. x 6.22 in.
- Weight: 1 lb/453.59g
- Metal Finish: Black with black grill
Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The MXL 770 condenser microphone continues to amaze recording artists all over the world with its incredible price/performance ratio. Singers and Voice Talent love the 770 for its solid bass, as well as its upfront high-end. The MXL 770 even uses a high quality FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. This is a perfect piece for seasoned pros or newbie musicians who want a quality condenser mic that won't break the bank. The patented MXL 770 Condenser Mic is wired with Mogami for exceptional sound quality.
- Multipurpose small-diaphragm microphone
- Warm sound with extra clarity at the top end
- FET preamp with balanced, transformerless output
- Excellent for vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos, strings and voice-work.
MXL 70 Shock Mount
Rugged Storage Case
Wired with Mogami Cable
The MXL 770 condenser microphone continues to amaze recording artists all over the world with its incredible price/performance ratio. Singers, especially rappers, love the 770 for its solid bass, as well as its upfront high-end. The MXL 770 even uses a high quality FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. This is a perfect piece for seasoned pros or newbie musicians who want a quality condenser mic that won't break the bank.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a really great mic that comes with a nice little accessories bundle including the shock mount, a nice hard case for both and some great resources and manuals to learn how to use it and get the most out of it. I found those to be very helpful and easy to read!
At the end of the day though, the sound quality is really, really good, especially for what you pay! I'm really glad I took a chance on this. It will make you sound great if you're well prepared but don't think it's going to do you any studio magic favors. If you don't know your music or sing/play flat, that's exactly what this will record, haha! No, it does not come with software to edit what you record. I didn't expect it to but some people seem to be wondering about that.
Here's how I use it and what I bought to go with it:
- Audio 2000 3ft mic cable from H&F technologies
- Samson MK 10 mic boom stand
- Zoom H4N audio recorder (which I already had)
If you're using a Zoom H4N here's what you need to do to connect it:
- Plug your mic cable into input 1 and press input 1 (both 1 and 2 will light up but that's ok)
- Provide phantom power to the mic by entering the menu options, scrolling to and selecting "Input" and then scrolling to and selecting "Phantom Power". This mic takes 48 so select that when asked if you want 24 or 48.
- Enable both left and right channels (you have to do this if you want to hear what you record in both the left and right ears of a pair of headphones) by going back to the menu options and selecting "Input" and scroll to and select "Mono Mix" and turn it on.
Ready to record and enjoy! I just record to an SD card on my Zoom H4N and pop that into my PC. I do the actual editing using Adobe Audition software which I like a lot.
I hope this helps someone else who is looking for a solid mic to get good vocal, guitar, piano or ukulele (those are just the instruments I play) recordings on a budget or someone who is trying to connect a condenser mic to a Zoom H4N recorder! For the record I did NOT get this mic for free or at a discount. I paid full price for it.
It is super-sensitive, and as such comes with the shock mount included. It also comes with a protective carry case. There are selector switches on it to select or bypass the high-pass filter and -10db attenuation (both features built-in to this microphone). By having these controls on the mic, you can set up different settings for each individual microphone if you're using more than one at your venue.Be sure to connect this to a recorder or mixer which provides the required 48volt phantom power. I use mine (I have 2 so far) connected to a Zoom H6 recorder.
The mic is 'at home' recording large halls or small venues, as well as recording vocals (I strongly recommend adding a 'pop filter' to ensure clean sound and protect the microphone's electronics if you're planning to use this in front of a vocalist).
The MXL 770 picks up in a standard cardioid pattern. The same company also makes the MXL 770x which, in addition to the features of this mic, also adds the ability to select the microphone's pickup patterns (cardioid, figure-of-eight, and omnidirectional) - but that model is a bit more expensive!
Bottom line: I am totally delighted with this microphone. It performs excellently, and is offered at a price that didn't break my budget.
I did some comparisons with the similar class mic AT2020, and I think I prefer the MXL 770 better. The 770 has a natural warm bass sound, and crisp high end. From the specs, I'd say AT2020 is a better mic on paper (due to the flatter EQ response), though to my ear the 2020 sounds a little thin on the bass end (of course this could be fixed with EQ).
To hear a sample jazz recording on Youtube testing out the MXL 770, search for:
"MXL 770 Condenser Microphone Test [Part 1]"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
* Excellent sound quality
* Fairly low noise floor
* Sturdy construction
* Includes vibration mount & case
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