The RK-87 should only be used with high-frequency attenuation in the circuit. MicrophoneParts.com sells a super upgrade kit which includes lower noise transistors, better resistors, and many other selected high grade parts. SoundCloud. Travel case, d… The MXL 990 is a large diaphragm, FET preamp based, condenser microphone, aimed at the consumer looking for a condenser microphone for their home studio. The 990 is a popular candidate for replacement capsules and such as well. %���� Blucoil MXL 990 is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. If you’re like most people with an interest in audio, you probably daydream about fitting out a plush studio furnished with the latest and greatest gear. Re: mods for mxl 990, art tube mp?? I use low-noise resistors with 1% tolerance, high-grade ceramic capacitors with 1% tolerance – although not in the audio path, NOS JFET that has been individually measured and "biased" in my shop for high performance. One of the m… The MXL 990 is can be paired with the MXL SMP-1 (seen in photo) for easy mounting and performance with its built-in pop-filter. These are available in two colors, "satin nickel" and "black chrome." Are you looking for a simple upgrade, or a full rebuild? In this instructable, we will re-ribbon an MXL R144 mic, and replace the stock transformer with and upgraded transformer. 1. It is the only circuit mod on the market for newer 990's made with surface-mount circuit boards. Here’s a 990 with a mylar film cap at the input and C3 & C4 replaced. The RK-12 could be used with the stock 990 circuit, but might be a bit too bright on some sources. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Ideal for location recording 5. %PDF-1.5 The basic kit includes the upgrade of the critical components on the signal path, such as capacitors and a new high-quality Tube. The 990S remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones to come into reach of working musicians. x���z�^�e�E��������f7��9H�A�#n��mg����R����V0;��b�,�I�������Y?&��r���Y�|N>���=>��>����9{����7������OW��ћ��q�? Changing the Capsule Is Supposedly the Biggest, Best Mod for the 990 There are a load of mods that one can do to this mic, but I’ve read that 90% of the sound is determined by the capsule, so I decided to switch out the capsule with an RK-47 from Microphone-Parts.com. MXL 992 Mods. Plug-and-play for Mac/PC 3. A quick vocal demo of the RK-47 capsule mod from Microphone-parts.com. Mods for the 990. Eliminates need for mic preamps and mixers 4. Great deals on Mxl 990. Unfortunately, that isn’t always realistic. These mods turn this entry level microphone into a serious addition to your collection. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Tonor TW-820 or Samson C01U Pro. Microphone Mic Mod Kit for MXL 990 920 770 2003 2006 1006 V57M V63M V250 MCA SP1. We have what you need. MXL Microphones offer the best variety of condenser / ribbon / dynamic microphone solutions for Studio, USB, Podcast, Video Conferencing, & Field Recording. This capsule makes a wonderful all-purpose microphones, with great detail in the mids, and a neutral to dark top end -- a welcome contrast to most over-bright condensers. It's the same circuit, and one mod is in the recommendation on your thread at GS alos. Our premier mod kit for the MXL 990 replaces the entire circuit board with a high-quality, made-in-the-USA, dual-layer board with our full suite of audio enhancements and a Cardioid/Omni switch -- making your MXL 990 into a multipattern microphone with exceptionally low noise and high resolution. Another benefit of this circuit replacement is that it enables you to use the RK-12 or RK-87 capsules. MXL 990 While researching on the internet, I came across a lot of examples of people suggesting modifications to cheap condensor circuits (like the 990) to remove some of the limitations of the cheaper circuits and headbaskets. Post by kojdogg » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:00 pm snoopy23 wrote: I saw some blurb online about mods that can be applied to a MXL 990 and to an ART Tube MP pre-amp that supposedly makes them sound like a high-quality vocal chain. I modded my 990 recently (same capsule) with same mods but with the capacitors and it was a huge difference. )�qV�m�ʪ��P��|�0�e�U�0��2Os������=43/ڪ*�Ƙqy�2y�Q��}_�~��V:5��C��S�e�M�!��?3�@>�Q5)�\h�^bX�ZzG�x���O�Z�Wyo��L�H���}��T�a`��mɮ�Lu�'�*'����k}�N�����φ�@���M���S �u"�C^���gٱYrU�o(�z�HW9��x���w��0��Ea�k,���5vP���b���[F&�i��!�.��:��&�1Mg)@ak�HI6���T谻}zX�4뭕�ZE_�6�U�z� 9�h_�/��>)�ѹs�1n?/W�"����~��G��]cRQ58���t�A���U-0���`Z�K�l^�� ��������2L0&�!�eg5;�d�_��b��E|� d�O���ٕB,߫���C��v�L��������١Z��—��:|�OJ���;Bj����_��G\Ji��u���4��6_�#-3���~��v@�.�M�9*����h�vhпï�E��-���'��숕�sW�l��kǞ�>�yt�c�����8O���7v��7�,�n�/�k.�A Blucoil MXL 990 is $35 more expensive than the average microphone ($49.99). Re: very low level from condenser mic Mxl 990 Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:37 am If the above mentioned tips don't work out, also check the output level the mic generates. endobj Check out my other listings if you're interested in a mod for one of these mics. And it can be replaced by soldering just two wires. Our custom, handmade headbaskets for the MXL 990 provide a significant cosmetic upgrade. Other mod kits on request! The MXL 990S is based on the legendary MXL 990 with the addition of a -10dB pad to capture louder sounds and a 150Hz low-cut switch to reduce unwanted low frequency rumble. Thread starter LeftyF2003; Start date Mar 5, 2017; LeftyF2003 Senior Member. We also offer a boutique upgrade service for the 990. The mod service offers our renowned transformerless circuit, which is also available as a DIY kit, plus a new transformer-coupled topology that is exclusively available in our handbuilt microphones. I also have a bluebird, and for my voice I preferred the modded 990 but electric and acoustic guitar I preferred the bluebird. I also offer another mod kit for the MXL 2001, V67, V67G, CAD C400S, Nady SCM-900, Apex 420, 430, Joe Meek JM47, T-Bone SC-450, Audix CX-111, and ADK A-51. $11.99. This is a matter of personal preference; some users tell us the RK-12 on a flat-response circuit is the best acoustic guitar mic they've ever heard. The 990B circuit kit provides this; parts and instructions are included. Again, I’m relying on my friend Rick at www.d… Both are more brightly voiced than the RK-47. If you're looking to add some saturation and vintage tone to your mic collection, this is a great way to go. The first audio is a stock MXL990, then it alternates with the RK-47 capsule. I once did the Gus Smalley mod to the 990 and installed a Peluso CEK12. The MXL 990 is one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. Replace the audio coupling capacitors. The mic's capsule gives you 90% of the sound of the microphone. Joined Mar 2, 2010 Messages 7,756 Reaction score 9,267. The MXL V69 seems to be a very popular mic among low end enthusiasts. <> The MXL 910 is a FET condenser microphone based on MXL’s many earlier designs: a linear, transformerless impedance-conversion circuit with a side-mounted small-diaphragm capsule. It is the only circuit mod on the market for newer 990's made with surface-mount circuit boards. The low-end SDC capsule is replaced with a K47 style capsule. Basically, they replace certain parts to replicate the sound of vintage mics that cost thousands of dollars. Here is what I do to an MXL 990 small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. LED indicator aids in mic placement (990 USB Stereo) 8. The electronics are replaced with the excellent circuit from mic-parts dot com. Do It Yourself Instructions. (Transformerless output) There are a couple of recent threads here for a MXL 990 mod. Changing these three capacitors gets by far the most bang for your buck and time invested. I would get an MXL 990, do the mod of choice to it and install an ADK GK12, which appears to have a bit more of everything to it. Click for more information on our MXL 990 PCB kits. The MXL 992 is a traditional Chinese-style condenser mic: linear transformerless circuit, peaky K67 capsule. Another benefit of this circuit replacement is that it enables you to use the RK-12 or RK-87 capsules. �TU�� �TaҼ���E�p���]�iQNj[��@^^J:er�s�9��-�L)�V�4ic~�4`Di��t. Watch. There are other improvements possible. Although the circuit appears to be the same as is found in the MXL 990 and MCA SP-1, in the 910 it is implemented via surface-mount components. Stream MXL 990 with Rk-47 Capsule Mod by WorshipSynths from desktop or your mobile device. Free shipping. We even have a video about it, and a sound sample below: If you've never upgraded a mic before, you might wish to start with something very simple. V69 DIY Mod. Both are more brightly voiced than the RK-47. MXL 990 with Rk-47 Capsule Mod by WorshipSynths published on 2014-05-31T20:19:53Z. In the case of the 990, a new large-diaphragm capsule will lower the mic's self-noise too. 2 0 obj endobj Mar 5, 2017 We'd work with you to select which of 5 capsule/circuit combinations best meets your needs, and then we'd custom-build the microphone just for you. For the MXL 990, we recommend the RK-47. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. Note: This mod does require some basic tools and soldering skills! ... It’s a usable mic in stock form, and it responds well to a few low-cost mods. 4 0 obj Our line of premium replacement capsules will re-voice your mic, giving you a much smoother and more musically useful sound. In the case of most inexpensive condensers, the capsule is a $5-$10 part that, frankly, does not sound very good. Direct, personal customer support is always just an email away, and is usually answered within a couple hours. The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. MXL 990 Mods: The DIY enthusiasts get this mic modified to get the most out of it. The bad news is that there is still room for improvement, and that making those changes is harder than it should be. <>>> Not a stock MXL-990! I have those files, and will post for you. The MXL-990 Mod kit actually improves the sound of your Chinese MXL990 microphone to that of a classic ribbon mic. 90-degree X/Y pattern (990 USB Stereo) 6. [dFT&��=Y�L�z��{i�-S�υ��==�VZ]���F���ʌ�����k� [�1=�b��'Z�S�#�Zɠ���I�-�T#�T'�J '�HMk��]�(�j�;͉���a Click for more information on our MXL 990 PCB kits. This is a modified and massively upgraded 990. You can almost envision stocking your mic lockers with the Neumann U87s and AKG C414s of the world. All of these mics share the same circuit, and you will be changing out the same caps (C3, C4, C13), but because of the 3 different styles/shapes of the mics and their circuit boards, the procedure is slightly different. OktavaMod is the most popular mod for the MXL 990 created by Michael Joly. endobj Connects directly into a computer’s USB port 2. I have tested the newly modified MXL 990 against a $3300 Neumann U 87 Ai. ?O^��H^}8=9{��:������J2�O%����S���ɇ-,{��Ln�'YrCOU������Z��b�,���ɇ����`#|�d*�ȏ%��R��Z�����e��^�*y��iUǛ�,�t���\�ʜo��9�NO�_���"I����\^��:��u�4�8 ��`W-�,-��.�׿��reErt]�Yo���Z�^���-��������b/mF��m*��(y-�R��&����R��7�'�a��X�R���Emp;E���?~�I�O�%�z�)Y������u&�;�i��}/�����Vhj��_����[��e2��NU)! 3-position pad (990 USB Stereo) 7. Product description Color:Champagne. Click for more information on replacement grilles for the MXL 990. 1 0 obj I listened to one once and initially wasn't very impressed, but over time thought that maybe the mic is worth a second look, at least from a modding perspective. ' D��b"W�g3c�kk<5?�U�N|"�^S`��-���ݲ�lG3�8́O1�0�cHw�y>}�ha|f�9a��i9�����qU��Y�Ui(6����'�,QG7�#X�̡�n�^������� j 0��+.a[ype�# r����ש-b �Ce�x�#�8��fv��ο�ʛ |�����uZ܍��i���?��?�K��9q��/���� �Ɛq�*Dc2\n��قX�k��Ѥ/�ڃ&Y���:X\����7�Ÿ. It was one of my favorite mics on vocals and overheads. stream For many of us, part of producing great audio is the challenge of finding gear that will do the job without breaking the bank. 2. MXL is a leading manufacturer of professional audio products for the music recording, broadcast, post production, and live sound markets. Read more. 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DIY Mic Mod Kits. You will need a proper external 48 volt DC source to provide the phantom power for the MXL-990 -- Call Marshall and work with them for this proper hookup. Click for more information on replacement grilles for the MXL 990. The good news is that three of the first couple things you'd want to do to "mod" it are already done for you. Mods for the MXL 990 microphone. You need to place a de-coupling capacitor on the pin from the Icom micrphone connector to BLOCK the +8 VDC (phantom voltage) from the Icom radio. We have three DIY modification options for the MXL 990. Feel free to ask questions. Ribbon Microphone Upgrade for MXL R144: 2nd in a SeriesHello, this is my second in a series of DIY ribbon mic upgrades. This kit fits all generations of MXL 990. �h�LCP�5)�U=��s;���@��`�����̹�\���9�Yz�#�"�R�3#���Cs�y91(H�c0������or���C3w��&���O+~�M[�%�j This kit fits all generations of MXL 990. MXL V63M), and the Medium-Format Mics (MXL 990/770, Monoprice 600800). Should be a very very nice expensive sounding mic when its all said and done. MXL 603S), the Large-Format Mics (e.g. You'd send us your microphone; we'll upgrade its capsule, circuit, paint, and grille. 1. I also put on about 4 thick rubber bands wound twice around the base of mic. <> The RK-87 should only be used with high-frequency attenuation in the circuit. MicrophoneParts.com sells a super upgrade kit which includes lower noise transistors, better resistors, and many other selected high grade parts. SoundCloud. Travel case, d… The MXL 990 is a large diaphragm, FET preamp based, condenser microphone, aimed at the consumer looking for a condenser microphone for their home studio. The 990 is a popular candidate for replacement capsules and such as well. %���� Blucoil MXL 990 is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. If you’re like most people with an interest in audio, you probably daydream about fitting out a plush studio furnished with the latest and greatest gear. Re: mods for mxl 990, art tube mp?? I use low-noise resistors with 1% tolerance, high-grade ceramic capacitors with 1% tolerance – although not in the audio path, NOS JFET that has been individually measured and "biased" in my shop for high performance. One of the m… The MXL 990 is can be paired with the MXL SMP-1 (seen in photo) for easy mounting and performance with its built-in pop-filter. These are available in two colors, "satin nickel" and "black chrome." Are you looking for a simple upgrade, or a full rebuild? In this instructable, we will re-ribbon an MXL R144 mic, and replace the stock transformer with and upgraded transformer. 1. It is the only circuit mod on the market for newer 990's made with surface-mount circuit boards. Here’s a 990 with a mylar film cap at the input and C3 & C4 replaced. The RK-12 could be used with the stock 990 circuit, but might be a bit too bright on some sources. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Ideal for location recording 5. %PDF-1.5 The basic kit includes the upgrade of the critical components on the signal path, such as capacitors and a new high-quality Tube. The 990S remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones to come into reach of working musicians. x���z�^�e�E��������f7��9H�A�#n��mg����R����V0;��b�,�I�������Y?&��r���Y�|N>���=>��>����9{����7������OW��ћ��q�? Changing the Capsule Is Supposedly the Biggest, Best Mod for the 990 There are a load of mods that one can do to this mic, but I’ve read that 90% of the sound is determined by the capsule, so I decided to switch out the capsule with an RK-47 from Microphone-Parts.com. MXL 992 Mods. Plug-and-play for Mac/PC 3. A quick vocal demo of the RK-47 capsule mod from Microphone-parts.com. Mods for the 990. Eliminates need for mic preamps and mixers 4. Great deals on Mxl 990. Unfortunately, that isn’t always realistic. These mods turn this entry level microphone into a serious addition to your collection. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Tonor TW-820 or Samson C01U Pro. Microphone Mic Mod Kit for MXL 990 920 770 2003 2006 1006 V57M V63M V250 MCA SP1. We have what you need. MXL Microphones offer the best variety of condenser / ribbon / dynamic microphone solutions for Studio, USB, Podcast, Video Conferencing, & Field Recording. This capsule makes a wonderful all-purpose microphones, with great detail in the mids, and a neutral to dark top end -- a welcome contrast to most over-bright condensers. It's the same circuit, and one mod is in the recommendation on your thread at GS alos. Our premier mod kit for the MXL 990 replaces the entire circuit board with a high-quality, made-in-the-USA, dual-layer board with our full suite of audio enhancements and a Cardioid/Omni switch -- making your MXL 990 into a multipattern microphone with exceptionally low noise and high resolution. Another benefit of this circuit replacement is that it enables you to use the RK-12 or RK-87 capsules. MXL 990 While researching on the internet, I came across a lot of examples of people suggesting modifications to cheap condensor circuits (like the 990) to remove some of the limitations of the cheaper circuits and headbaskets. Post by kojdogg » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:00 pm snoopy23 wrote: I saw some blurb online about mods that can be applied to a MXL 990 and to an ART Tube MP pre-amp that supposedly makes them sound like a high-quality vocal chain. I modded my 990 recently (same capsule) with same mods but with the capacitors and it was a huge difference. )�qV�m�ʪ��P��|�0�e�U�0��2Os������=43/ڪ*�Ƙqy�2y�Q��}_�~��V:5��C��S�e�M�!��?3�@>�Q5)�\h�^bX�ZzG�x���O�Z�Wyo��L�H���}��T�a`��mɮ�Lu�'�*'����k}�N�����φ�@���M���S �u"�C^���gٱYrU�o(�z�HW9��x���w��0��Ea�k,���5vP���b���[F&�i��!�.��:��&�1Mg)@ak�HI6���T谻}zX�4뭕�ZE_�6�U�z� 9�h_�/��>)�ѹs�1n?/W�"����~��G��]cRQ58���t�A���U-0���`Z�K�l^�� ��������2L0&�!�eg5;�d�_��b��E|� d�O���ٕB,߫���C��v�L��������١Z��—��:|�OJ���;Bj����_��G\Ji��u���4��6_�#-3���~��v@�.�M�9*����h�vhпï�E��-���'��숕�sW�l��kǞ�>�yt�c�����8O���7v��7�,�n�/�k.�A Blucoil MXL 990 is $35 more expensive than the average microphone ($49.99). Re: very low level from condenser mic Mxl 990 Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:37 am If the above mentioned tips don't work out, also check the output level the mic generates. endobj Check out my other listings if you're interested in a mod for one of these mics. And it can be replaced by soldering just two wires. Our custom, handmade headbaskets for the MXL 990 provide a significant cosmetic upgrade. Other mod kits on request! The MXL 990S is based on the legendary MXL 990 with the addition of a -10dB pad to capture louder sounds and a 150Hz low-cut switch to reduce unwanted low frequency rumble. Thread starter LeftyF2003; Start date Mar 5, 2017; LeftyF2003 Senior Member. We also offer a boutique upgrade service for the 990. The mod service offers our renowned transformerless circuit, which is also available as a DIY kit, plus a new transformer-coupled topology that is exclusively available in our handbuilt microphones. I also have a bluebird, and for my voice I preferred the modded 990 but electric and acoustic guitar I preferred the bluebird. I also offer another mod kit for the MXL 2001, V67, V67G, CAD C400S, Nady SCM-900, Apex 420, 430, Joe Meek JM47, T-Bone SC-450, Audix CX-111, and ADK A-51. $11.99. This is a matter of personal preference; some users tell us the RK-12 on a flat-response circuit is the best acoustic guitar mic they've ever heard. The 990B circuit kit provides this; parts and instructions are included. Again, I’m relying on my friend Rick at www.d… Both are more brightly voiced than the RK-47. If you're looking to add some saturation and vintage tone to your mic collection, this is a great way to go. The first audio is a stock MXL990, then it alternates with the RK-47 capsule. I once did the Gus Smalley mod to the 990 and installed a Peluso CEK12. The MXL 990 is one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. Replace the audio coupling capacitors. The mic's capsule gives you 90% of the sound of the microphone. Joined Mar 2, 2010 Messages 7,756 Reaction score 9,267. The MXL V69 seems to be a very popular mic among low end enthusiasts. <> The MXL 910 is a FET condenser microphone based on MXL’s many earlier designs: a linear, transformerless impedance-conversion circuit with a side-mounted small-diaphragm capsule. It is the only circuit mod on the market for newer 990's made with surface-mount circuit boards. The low-end SDC capsule is replaced with a K47 style capsule. Basically, they replace certain parts to replicate the sound of vintage mics that cost thousands of dollars. Here is what I do to an MXL 990 small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. LED indicator aids in mic placement (990 USB Stereo) 8. The electronics are replaced with the excellent circuit from mic-parts dot com. Do It Yourself Instructions. (Transformerless output) There are a couple of recent threads here for a MXL 990 mod. Changing these three capacitors gets by far the most bang for your buck and time invested. I would get an MXL 990, do the mod of choice to it and install an ADK GK12, which appears to have a bit more of everything to it. Click for more information on our MXL 990 PCB kits. The MXL 992 is a traditional Chinese-style condenser mic: linear transformerless circuit, peaky K67 capsule. Another benefit of this circuit replacement is that it enables you to use the RK-12 or RK-87 capsules. �TU�� �TaҼ���E�p���]�iQNj[��@^^J:er�s�9��-�L)�V�4ic~�4`Di��t. Watch. There are other improvements possible. Although the circuit appears to be the same as is found in the MXL 990 and MCA SP-1, in the 910 it is implemented via surface-mount components. Stream MXL 990 with Rk-47 Capsule Mod by WorshipSynths from desktop or your mobile device. Free shipping. We even have a video about it, and a sound sample below: If you've never upgraded a mic before, you might wish to start with something very simple. V69 DIY Mod. Both are more brightly voiced than the RK-47. MXL 990 with Rk-47 Capsule Mod by WorshipSynths published on 2014-05-31T20:19:53Z. In the case of the 990, a new large-diaphragm capsule will lower the mic's self-noise too. 2 0 obj endobj Mar 5, 2017 We'd work with you to select which of 5 capsule/circuit combinations best meets your needs, and then we'd custom-build the microphone just for you. For the MXL 990, we recommend the RK-47. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. Note: This mod does require some basic tools and soldering skills! ... It’s a usable mic in stock form, and it responds well to a few low-cost mods. 4 0 obj Our line of premium replacement capsules will re-voice your mic, giving you a much smoother and more musically useful sound. In the case of most inexpensive condensers, the capsule is a $5-$10 part that, frankly, does not sound very good. Direct, personal customer support is always just an email away, and is usually answered within a couple hours. The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. MXL 990 Mods: The DIY enthusiasts get this mic modified to get the most out of it. The bad news is that there is still room for improvement, and that making those changes is harder than it should be. <>>> Not a stock MXL-990! I have those files, and will post for you. The MXL-990 Mod kit actually improves the sound of your Chinese MXL990 microphone to that of a classic ribbon mic. 90-degree X/Y pattern (990 USB Stereo) 6. [dFT&��=Y�L�z��{i�-S�υ��==�VZ]���F���ʌ�����k� [�1=�b��'Z�S�#�Zɠ���I�-�T#�T'�J '�HMk��]�(�j�;͉���a Click for more information on our MXL 990 PCB kits. This is a modified and massively upgraded 990. You can almost envision stocking your mic lockers with the Neumann U87s and AKG C414s of the world. All of these mics share the same circuit, and you will be changing out the same caps (C3, C4, C13), but because of the 3 different styles/shapes of the mics and their circuit boards, the procedure is slightly different. OktavaMod is the most popular mod for the MXL 990 created by Michael Joly. endobj Connects directly into a computer’s USB port 2. I have tested the newly modified MXL 990 against a $3300 Neumann U 87 Ai. ?O^��H^}8=9{��:������J2�O%����S���ɇ-,{��Ln�'YrCOU������Z��b�,���ɇ����`#|�d*�ȏ%��R��Z�����e��^�*y��iUǛ�,�t���\�ʜo��9�NO�_���"I����\^��:��u�4�8 ��`W-�,-��.�׿��reErt]�Yo���Z�^���-��������b/mF��m*��(y-�R��&����R��7�'�a��X�R���Emp;E���?~�I�O�%�z�)Y������u&�;�i��}/�����Vhj��_����[��e2��NU)! 3-position pad (990 USB Stereo) 7. Product description Color:Champagne. Click for more information on replacement grilles for the MXL 990. 1 0 obj I listened to one once and initially wasn't very impressed, but over time thought that maybe the mic is worth a second look, at least from a modding perspective. ' D��b"W�g3c�kk<5?�U�N|"�^S`��-���ݲ�lG3�8́O1�0�cHw�y>}�ha|f�9a��i9�����qU��Y�Ui(6����'�,QG7�#X�̡�n�^������� j 0��+.a[ype�# r����ש-b �Ce�x�#�8��fv��ο�ʛ |�����uZ܍��i���?��?�K��9q��/���� �Ɛq�*Dc2\n��قX�k��Ѥ/�ڃ&Y���:X\����7�Ÿ. It was one of my favorite mics on vocals and overheads. stream For many of us, part of producing great audio is the challenge of finding gear that will do the job without breaking the bank. 2. MXL is a leading manufacturer of professional audio products for the music recording, broadcast, post production, and live sound markets. Read more. 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