These were advertised for $100 on Ebaby with the option to make an offer so I was somewhat surprised they accepted my low ball offer of $50.
To be honest these are alright, if you sound bad before the recording you are still going to sound bad afterwards. There are better microphones around but not many this good and this cheap.
There are a bunch of mods available for MXL microphones with improved electronics reportedly which make these sound much better.
One of the things I have discovered about microphones is that you can never have too many and there is never one microphone that is going to be right for every job. This stays in the cupboard for that reason.
Keep in mind that if you are just starting out, these need phantom power to operate....
Basic Specs are below:
- Tube Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
- Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
- Output Impedance: 200 ohms
- Pre-Attenuation Switch: 0 dB, -10 dB
- Equivalent noise: 20dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
- S/N Ratio: 80 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
- Max SPL for .5% THD: 130 dB
- Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+/- 4V)
- Current Consumption: <3.0mA
- Size: 53mm x 180mm
- Weight: 1.2 lbs
- Metal Finish: Black with gold print