MXL 2006 Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount and Case

Start capturing vocals in your home studio with this fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm condenser microphone and included shock mount.

Following in the footsteps of the highly successful MXL 2001, the 2006 is a large-diaphragm, gold-sputtered true 'Class A' FET condenser microphone -- a sweet and silky-sounding microphone that is perfect for vocal and instrument recording alike.

The MXL 2006 is a super-sensitive large-diaphragm condenser microphone, ideal for budget-minded home studios. Whether you need some fresh vocals for your future hip-hop hit or crisp, clean acoustic guitar for the folk-opera you've been putting the finishing touches on, this microphone can handle it.

Designed with a large, highly sensitive 32 mm condenser capsule and fixed cardioid pattern, the MXL 2006 captures the details and nuances of vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar cabinets, and even percussion.

Its impressive sound quality is backed by Class A circuitry and a balanced transformerless output for outstanding results in recording studios or live applications.

The one-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm results in a very sensitive microphone that reveals subtle sonic details in your recordings.


- Class A circuitry
- Gold-sputtered, low-distortion 32 mm large diaphragm
- FET preamp with balanced transformerless output
- Fixed cardioid pickup pattern
- Includes shock mount and deluxe carrying case
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 25mm diaphragm capsule

Frequency Range: 30Hz-20kHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa

Impedance: 150 ohms

S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)

Equivalent Noise Level: 16dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)

Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130dB

Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V +/-4V

Current Consumption: <3mA

Size: 50mm x 190mm

Weight: 1.3lb

Metal Finish: Silver
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAS MXL2006
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAS MXL2006

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-800-6608

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (18 ratings)
Submitted July 1, 2007 by a customer from

"Exceptional Value"

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Overall I enjoy this product a lot. I've said it a few times now but you cannot beat the price. MXL has a great line of condenser and tube microphones.
It sounds great. A great value for the low cost. I would recommend recording in an insulated reinforced sound room because it really seems to pick up everything. For miking a live guitar cab it turns out pretty good if you know what you are doing, placement and equalizing is key.
There really isn't any special features you can't change the polar pattern.
Ease of Use
Easy setup, works well with my mixers on board preamp. You do need an equalizer by all means.
Very sturdy microphone. I have not dropped it yet but it is pretty solid. I imagine the grill would dent easy, but just take care of it. The casing is screwed on tight.
For $100, you can't beat that. You can very well get professional results with it.
Manufacturer Support
I've personally never had to contact the company for any reason. The mic works great.
The Wow Factor
It's a great looking condenser microphone to add to the studio. If your on a budget then this is the perfect microphone to start out with. Silver finish is nice.

Musical Background:

Active Musican, Hobbyist, Recording Engineer

Musical Style:

Alternative Rock, Jazz
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