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MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

MXL Genesis
MXL Genesis
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MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Details

The MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone is a masterfully engineered tube microphone with features and performance levels found in mics priced thousands of dollars more. From intimate vocal recordings to fast-attacking rap, the Genesis cuts beautifully through the mix with spectacular detail.

Recording professionals and musicians are praising Genesis for its clean highs, warm mids, and tight bottom-end, features attributed in part to the Mullard 12AT7 tube. Mullard vacuum tubes are famous for producing a smooth rich tone and silky high end. The Mullard tube used in the Genesis is sourced directly from the UK and is marked CV4024. These are "new old stock" originally made for the Royal Air Force and NOT the Russian copy often passed off as a "real" Mullard tube. In addition MXL burns in each Mullard tube for 48 hours prior to shipment, ensuring flawless performance from every Genesis mic.

The MXL Genesis ships with a custom metal mesh pop filter, shockmount, power supply 15 ft. 7-pin Mogami cable, 15 ft. XLR Mogami microphone cable & cleaning cloth

MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Features

  • 2009 winner of Pro Audio Review's Excellence Award
  • Vocal mic that gives singers a rich vintage sound
  • Vintage Mullard 12AT7 tube that gives classic tonality
  • Penetrating vocals that stay above the other tracks
  • Mogami cable and wiring for exceptional audio fidelity

MXL Genesis Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Tube condenser mic (Mullard 12AT7)
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Capsule size: 32mm/1.26 in
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Pre-Attenuation: Switch: 0 dB, -10 dB
  • High Pass Filter: 6 dB/octave @ 150Hz
  • Equivalent Noise: 18 dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • S/N Ratio: 78 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130 dB/140 dB (0dB, -10 dB pad)
  • Power Requirements: 110/220 VAC, 50-60Hz/Dedicated power supply included
  • Size: 59mm x 240mm/2.32 in. x 9.45 in.
  • Weight: 1.55 lbs/703g
  • Metal Finish: Red with gold grill

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What People Are Saying...

"When MXL asked me try their new flagship Genesis microphone, I didn't hesitate in taking up their offer. I have used numerous MXL mics over the years, and have always had excellent results. Initially, I tried the Genesis as a room mic on a grand piano, and the results were just amazing. From the full bottom end to sparkling highs, it gave me the natural sound I wanted, with next to no EQ required. With female vocals it was simply stunning. There is something about the warmth and intimacy of this microphone that I have previously only been able to capture with microphones costing much more. What truly surprised me though, was when I tried it on the outside of a kick drum where I previously used my FET 47. The FET 47 is enjoying a long vacation in my Mic Locker. The guys at MXL seem to be continually raising the bar for quality in affordable mics. With great products and amazing customer service, MXL are always high on my list of preferred equipment when I need to get the job done."

Anthony "Rocky" Gallo Chief Engineer - "The Cutting Room" NYC (John Legend, Carly Simon, John McLaughlan)

"The MXL Genesis is a microphone that just can"?t be ignored. Not only does it sound amazing, but it looks good too. I even asked if I could have one to wear around my neck!"

Fingazz - Producer / Engineer (Mr. Capone, Criminal, Lil Rob, Brown Boy)

"We recorded all of the vocals on the Pink Noise album with the MXL-V69. We loved the sound we got from it. We"?ve had the Genesis in the studio for a while now, and it has a much fuller sound. The bottom end goes deeper and the vocals cut through the mix even more now. The next album (which we are recording now) will feature the Genesis so much that we may have to give it a credit on the album!"

Bobby Amaro - Nude "" Indie Pop, Hollywood, CA

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!!!TOP NOTCH!!! April 11, 2013
Reviewer: Domingo Betances from New York, United States  
Without getting into much detail, this mic is as good as ANY pro mic & BETTER than MANY!!! I own an AKG C414 XLS & the Genesis BLOWS it away!!! I also do a lot of work with a colleagues U87 & the Genesis sounds JUST as good on many voices & better on some!!! The Genesis sounds RIGHT!!! NO need to eq or compress. It sounds THICK & AIRY. No sibilince or boominess. Also, it's VERY well built, you get MANY great accessories & it looks STUNNING!!! I will say that I ONLY tested it on vocals. Finally, I'd like to thank the staff here at Front End Audio. These Guys Are VERY knowledgeable, responsive & easy going. BTW, to whom it may concern, Ryan Should Get A HEFTY Raise!!!

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