MXL 2006 Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount and Case
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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.

MXL 2003 Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount

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Cardioid polar pattern. Bass cut and -10dB pad switch.

The MXL2003 is intended for the most critical recording applications where tremendous clarity, presence and detail are required. Ideal for recording classical to jazz and rock to rap, the MXL2003 is an outstanding performer in a class with the world's finest studio mics.

Features
27 mm (1.06 in.) large capsule condenser; 3 microns thick diaphragm
High sensitivity for more detailed recordings
Gold-sputtered diaphragm
Low distortion, extremely long lasting
Balanced Transformerless Output
3-position Switch: Bass cut, -10dB
Isolation Shock Mount Adapter

Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 27mm diaphragm capsule

Frequency Response: 20Hz-23KHz

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Preattenuation Switch: 0/-10dB

Bass Cut Switch: 6dB/octave @ 150Hz

Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa

Impedance: 150 ohms

S/N Ratio: 77dB (Ref. 1Pa, A-weighted)

Equivalent Noise Level: 18dB-A (A weighted IEC 268-4)

Max SPL: 130 dB 0.5% THD

Max SPL with -10dB cut: 140 dB

Power Requirements: Phantom power 48V ± 5V

Current Consumption: <2.5mA

Size: 55mm * 195mm

Weight: 530 g

Metal Finish: Black

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 10 out of 10 stars. (133 ratings)
Submitted May 28, 2008 by a customer from usa.com
"Why have I just told you about my secret weapon?"
Overall: 10 out of 10 stars
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The difference between mics today is minute. These Minute differences, seem to be huge leaps and bounds in our minds. The minds of the critical listener. If you are not so critical, use your fiscal sense and buy what you can afford. If you are a critical listener, buy the MXL 2003. Actually, all of you, buy the MXL 2003.
Sound
Sounds as good as any mic at any price. Captures vocals with perfection. Don't buy that mic just because its expensive. Buy this one. This will be your favorite mic. I only record vocals. I play with other mics but still have not found one to rival this. I couldn't imagine one would. Poor man's Neumann? No, smart man's Neumann. Buy this then buy your kids some new clothes.
Features
Enough features for the price. I don't need a swiss army mic anyway. Capture my vocals and make it sound so good I get goosebumps. Thats all I ask.
Ease of Use
Plug it in.
Value
Highly competitive price point. MXL wins.
Manufacturer Support
Mine broke. Could it have been because I left it in sub-zero weather in my trunk for too long? It was likely my fault it failed. Called MXL, they say send it. I sent on mon. and recieved it back thurs. same week. MXL appreciates their customers.
The Wow Factor
You have to accept the fact that this is not considered a high end brand, but if neumann put this capsule/electronics in on eof their mics, it would sell and the reviews would be favorable.
Musical Background:
Musician, Producer, Engineer, A&R, Artist developement...etc.
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