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MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone

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The MXL R144 ribbon microphone offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings as well as an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. Incorporating a Figure 8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 picks sounds from the front and back sides of the microphone with equal sensitivity while maintaining a large amount of rejection 90° off-axis. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.

MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Features
  • Figure 8 polar pattern for outstanding side rejection and precise directivity
  • High SPL capability
  • Delivers unbelievably natural sound and stunning realism to vocal and instrument recordings
  • Distinctive body design with purple and chrome metal finish
  • Includes black shock-mount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual & application guide
MXL R144


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Phone:  (310)333-0606 Warranty:  Three Years from date of purchase. One year on tube mics.

Product Specifications

MXL R144 Specifications
  • Type: Ribbon Velocity Microphone
  • Ribbon Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Ribbon Length: 47mm
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz -17kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Figure 8
  • Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Impedance: 250 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms
  • Max SPL for 0.1% THD: >130 dB @1 kHz
  • Size: 47mm x 171mm/1.85 x 6.75 inches
  • Weight: 400g/0.85 lbs
  • Metal Finish: Purple and chrome
MXL R144 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern
Frequency Response and Polar Pattern

Customer Reviews

Review: Samuelle Pierce, Computersales82@gmail.com Submitted: 8/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Do Not use Phantom Power
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This mic is very powerful and can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used for vocal as well as instruments. Please do not use Phantom power on this mic as it will destroy it. This mic by far meets all of my expectations. I've had it a little over a month now and its literally all I've used.

Review: Brian K Sullivan Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A great starter ribbon mic!

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My introduction to mics started with this one! As any owner of other MXL mics, I wanted to see how this one would perform, given the price. I was very impressed! The warmth of this mic is surprisingly good! I'm almost scared to buy another ribbon mic, for fear of it not performing like this one! I really like this ribbon mic! If your budget is tight, but you want a quality ribbon mic, this is the one to get!

Review: Gary Simonelli Submitted: 5/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great first ribbon mic

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I bought a second one to use for overheads and now I have a pretty close matched pair. I run them through a couple of Presonus pro channels and also insert an La2a compressor on each through an X32 console. What a great vintage sound for a reasonable price.

Review: RETCHED https://retched.hearnow.com Submitted: 5/13/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Very good mic for the price

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This mic is a clean sounding mic

Review: Mark Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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" Great mike" the sound quality is clear & smoove.

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Quality built and affordable.

Review: Phil Submitted: 6/19/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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A great mic for the money

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The R 144 is an excellent low end ribbon mic. It has a very nice warm mid range. I use it in the studio to record vocals and guitars. It has become one of my go to Mocs.

Review: Rick Jones, rickjonesbyname@yahoo.com Submitted: 2/27/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Worth More Than $100

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The R144 works fine on my acoustic guitar and voice. I'm positive it will be just as good on my guitar amps. What keeps me from giving a full 5 stars is that the chrome looking bracket on the mesh grill is plastic (I think). But - the mic isn't purple, it's more of a dark bluish-purple, which is a relief, as purple looks cheap when it comes to microphones. For the price, you get a nice plastic box/case, a polishing cloth, the mic and a shock mount with extra bands. The R144 is larger than my AT2020 which is another bonus.

Review: Jim Submitted: 10/22/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Vocal goodness

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I'm a professional singer and have sung in front of U87's and 414's literally hundreds of times, and I own an NT1A for my home studio. This cheap ribbon mic is the best vocal sound for me ever. Responds very musically to EQ and compression. The track just laid in the mix and was always there without ever being overpowering. Big time sound, man! Can't wait to try it on acoustic gtr, piano and bass. Just buy one and try it out for yourself. I'm going to buy another for a Blumlein stereo rig!

Review: Uncion De Dios Production from Springfield,MA Submitted: 5/31/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Excellent sound For the $$$

Great equipment, you can use it for everything you want.

I have a recording studio and i like to do all the sound live, this mic is excellent to record guitars and do a good job on percusions and Drums, for Voice is what i was looking for, you dont need no more, just a good computer with programs and a mic like this.

Just run the XLR line and set up the equipment, the shock mount that comes with it is great and looks good.

nice warm tone, it wont give you a cold sound.

Review: Jeff from California Submitted: 5/14/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Great Entry to Ribbon Mics

The feel, weight and look is industrial strength. The ribbon assembly is delicate and that's where there may be issues. There are noticeable differences in sound between units.

Pattern is unique to ribbon mics. Much more consistent than the figure-8 setting on variable pattern condensers.

Not for live sound, especially outdoors. Takes some care in handling and placement.

I have had three and sent back the oddest sounding unit to have sort of a rough stereo pair. The odd unit was kind of midrangy and ringy. Both the "keepers" are warm, roll off smoothly in the treble but capture a "real" image that has a lot more clarity but less edge than most of my condensers. My ears like them even more than my wallet, which likes them a lot. Good for horns, guitar cabs, some vocals, drum OH.

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