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MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone

Expand your home studio's microphone collection with a figure-8-pattern ribbon. The MXLR144 comes with a custom shock mount, carrying case, and more. (11) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Add that ribbon-mic flavor to your home studio for an affordable price with the MXL R144 ribbon microphone. Thanks to its high SPL capability, Figure-8 polar pattern, and rich midrange and rolled-off top end, the R144 can precisely capture guitars, strings, horns, vocals, and more. And your R144 comes with a shock mount, carrying case, and cleaning cloth.

Choose a Ribbon for a Warm, Old-School Vibe

The MXL R144 is what it is because of a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, which makes recordings sound warm in the mid frequencies and smooth across the entire audio spectrum. Known for their awesome midrange and a rolled-off top end, ribbon microphones like the R144 add tons of warmth and character to recordings.

Outstanding Side Rejection

Its Figure-8 polar pattern rejects sounds from the sides of the mic, picking up only sounds from the front and rear. It's a no-brainer for capturing vocalists, acoustic instruments, electric guitars, strings, and other instruments, with clarity and realism.

Features:

- Ribbon microphone
- Figure-8 polar pattern picks up sounds from the front and rear, rejects it from the sides
- 20 Hz to 17 kHz frequency range
- High SPL handling (max. SPL for 0.1% THD: >130 dB @1 kHz) -- ideal for horns and electric guitars
- 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
- Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
- Use it to create realistic, natural-sounding recordings of vocals and instruments
- Sleek, solid, compact design with chrome metal finish
- Includes shock mount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual, and application guide
- Backed by MXL Microphones warranty

Set up MXL's R144 ribbon mic just so, alongside your favorite preamp, and you'll have just want you need to record everything that comes your way.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of MXL products.
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 in. x 6.75 in.

Weight: 400g/0.85 lbs

Metal Finish: Purple and chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-800-6608

Product Description

Incorporating a Figure 8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.

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 R144 ribbon microphone, shock mount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual & application guide
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "I am blown away with the quality of this mic!"
Overall: I usually don't write reviews unless what I buy is amazing...and this microphone is exactly that! I am blown away with the quality. For under 100 bucks it doesn't even make sense that you can find something this good. I recorded vocals, and then an acoustic guitar and both came out with great results. You will definitely need a really good pre-amp that has lots of gain, as the output isn't very loud on this mic without it. Also, you may need a bit of EQ to get exactly the sound you are looking for. Honestly though, on my vocals, without any EQ, I got a very rich, mellow, vintage sound that I absolutely love! I used it in a reggae/rock type of song I'm recording in my home studio. I didn't even double up on mics for the guitar...just used 1 MXL R144 at the 12th fret and the sound was unbelievable. I did cut a tad of the highs with some EQ and boosted around 5,200 hz to brighten it up a bit for that reggae flavor. One of the best things about this purchase is that zZounds had it delivered to my door in under 24 hours! 18 to be exact. Yes, I do live in the next state over from New Jersey where they are located...but even so, with FREE 3-5 day delivery...to get a product in 18 hours is just amazing. I'm so happy that I'm literally ordering another one right now so I can have a pair of these bad boys. Best Ribbon mic out there for the price! Sounds like it's worth at least 300-400 bucks in my opinion. Buy one, you will love that vintage warmth you get from this mic.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great mic if you know how to use it!"
Sound: This is my first ribbon mic, but I have been recording long enough to tell that this is a very honest mic. Although it requires a certain control over your dynamics when recording singing, because it is very sensitive. The sound is "realler than real" Feature: The mic body itself seems quite solid. It also included a foam fitted carrying case, a decent shock mount (with extra band) and a cleaning cloth Ease of Use: It's a ribbon mic. Make sure you have a low noise preamp with a lot of headroom. Never let this mic anywhere near phantom power, because it will kill the ribbon element. Other than that, just make sure you use a pop filter to protect it from explosive air bursts. Quality: This seems to be very well made, especially for the low price tag Value: Great mic for the money, provided you can accommodate a figure 8 pattern mic which requires a decent preamp, and must be handled with care because ribbon strips are delicate Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed any support, so I suppose that's a good thing haha The Wow Factor: This is one classy lady. She is very easy on the eyes, but you have to set everything up just right to get the "magic" hahaha I plan on buying another to enable certain stereo schemes and drum overhead micing. Overall: Great mic overall. It looks great, records exactly what you put into it, and has a very flattering effect on vocals in my opinion. It feels solid in my hands and has yet to fail me when called up for any task.
Style of Music: Acoustic rock to Death Metal and everything in between
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