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MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
- 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.
Note this is a CONDENSER mic so it does require phantom power (+48V).
Overall sound quality is very crisp, granted I've only tested it on vocals so I'm not sure how it will respond to being put in front of a cab.
If you're looking for a decent condenser mic for podcasts or vox recordings then this is a great choice.
The microphone is all metal, delivered in a hard shell MXL case with a shock mount inside. It definitely has a bit of a heft to it, and even before plugging it in, I could tell this was going to be much better than what I was using before. I was right. The sound on it is warm and full, with a nice high end and solid low end. I use this for voice acting projects I am involved in, and it more than does the job. Plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio interface (it is a budget-minded set up) running into my MacBook Pro, the sound cannot be beat for the price.
However, if you do purchase a more expensive microphone, you will most likely get better sound quality. For the price, though, I cannot complain one bit about this microphone.
HOWEVER! If this is one of your first microphones!!!! do know you will have to buy a separate 48V Phantom Power Supply!!! It's cheap... It's only about $20-$30, and it's VERY worth it.