MXL V87 Low-Noise Condenser Microphone

Start your studio mic collection with the versatile V87. This cardioid condenser is engineered with low-noise electronics -- and a character all its own.
Artists and musicians are raving about the MXL V87, a low-noise, big body condenser microphone designed for the most critical recording applications. Engineered with a FET preamp and transformer-balanced output, the V87 provides extremely high levels of tone quality. This moderately priced mic provides a punchy midrange, full low-end and offers immaculate audio quality for both vocal and instrument performances.


- Transformer-balanced output for smooth sound
- 8.5 dB low-noise circuitry
- Large gold diaphragm
- Classic warmth
- Comes with custom pop filter and shock mount
- 3-year warranty
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Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone

Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered

Capsule Size: 32 mm/1.26 in.

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz

Polar pattern: Cardioid

Output Impedance: 200 ohms

Equivalent noise: 8.5 dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)

S/N Ratio: 85.5 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)

Max SPL for .5% THD: 136 dB

Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)

Size: 47mm x 190mm/1.85 in. x 7.48 in.

Weight: 1.1 lbs/498.95g

Metal Finish: Nickel plated
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAS V87
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-800-6608
(2 ratings)
Submitted March 31, 2012 by Joe C in Sulphur Springs , TX
"MXL V87 Low Noise Condenser"
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I am using the V87 for an inexpensive studio mic. I was satisfied with the promptness and condition that it was delivered. The mic sounds very clear and it is extremely sensitive and think I got a great deal. I was not impressed with the low-profile shock mount as it makes the mic top heavy on the stand. Also, I wish there was a mic case. All in all I am happy with the mic and the price.
Musical Background:
20yrs on the stage. just recently began to build a studio.
Musical Style:
Homegrown red-dirt with heavy background in rock and southern rock
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