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MXL V88s Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The MXL V88s Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone is a small profile mic with incredible sound quality! The V88s is a multi-purpose mic with a fixed cardioid pattern and can be used for vocals, instruments and overhead or room mics. A 1.25-inch large diaphragm gold-sputtered capsule and low noise FET preamp with balanced transformerless output is the key to the ultra-quiet and tonally clear performance of the MXL V88s.

MXL also gives the V88s a 3-position pad (pre-attenuation) switch with settings of 0 dB, -10 dB, and -20 db. The pad switch enables the use of the V88s condenser mic with sources producing very high sound pressure levels without overloading the internal circuitry.

MXL V88s Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic Features

  • Excellent all-purpose solid-state microphone
  • Large 32mm capsule for superior sound quality
  • FET preamp with extremely low noise
  • Three-position pad switch for extra versatility
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy
  • Included Accessories:
    • Aluminum Flight Case
    • MXL 06 Shockmount
    • MXL Cleaning Cloth

Product Specifications
MXL V88s Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mic Specifications
  • Type: Pressure gradient studio condenser mic
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Max Output 1K Load: plus 13 dBu
  • Equivalent Noise: 14 dB (A-weighted IEC 651)
  • Max SPL for .5% THD: 158 dB (with pad set to -20 dB)
  • S/N Ratio: 80 dB (Ref. 1 Pa A-weighted)
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+/-4V)
  • Weight: 1 lb /498.95g
  • Dimensions: 76mm x 152mm
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (310)333-0606 Warranty:  Three Years from date of purchase. One year on tube mics.
Ginorino from Washington state
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A very nicely balanced sounding mic
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Your general opinion of this product.
Seems like a lots of mic manufacturers are trying to make their own version of the Neumann U87 or at least target that type of sound. I'm not even going to try to compare the two - it's just too subjective. What I will say is that this mic is a welcome addition to my studio. It's warm without being muddy and has an output that is flat enough to only require small increments of EQ cut or boost to help its sound sit well in a mix. It's great deal at AMS's regular price but I practically stole it when they put it on sale for $99.99. Soooo glad I snagged one.
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