MXL CR30 & CR89 Microphones
MXL CR30 & CR89 Microphones

Large Diaphragm, Low Noise

Featuring a 32-millimeter diaphragm capsule with a fixed cardioid pattern, these MXL condenser microphones deliver deep, powerful vocals while capturing the clarity and smoothness of instrumental performances. The smaller CR30 model—great for placement in tight spots—is complete with a low-noise FET preamp, a fully balanced, transformerless output, and a three-position selectable pad with settings of 0, -10, and -20 dB. Ideal for up-close recording, the CR89 model can handle subtle acoustic guitar tones and loud vocals with the same sonic integrity. It has a low-noise circuitry and a very low proximity effect, and is designed to minimizes body resonance and reduce standing waves and harmonic distortion.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice between the MXL CR30 (base price) and the MXL CR89 (+ $100).

MXL CR30 & CR89 Microphones
MXL CR30 & CR89 Microphones

Reviews

Of the MXL CR30, Mix reviewer Matt Bishop has this to say: “While the fairly transparent nature of the MXL didn’t miraculously transform me into VO star, its smooth and detailed response did create a workable version of my voice that was responsive to EQ and dynamics.” As for the MXL CR89? Pro Sound Network’s Russ Long says, “'The CR89’s high performance capabilities and overall flexibility make it a no-brainer purchase for any commercial studio wanting to inexpensively expand their mic vault, or for the project studio where its low price point may be just as important as its superb sound quality.”

MXL CR30 & CR89 Microphones

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Specs

MXL CR30

  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic
  • Capsule size: 32 mm
  • Diaphragm: Gold-sputtered, 6-micron
  • Metal finish: Black chrome
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Attenuation switch (pad/pre attenuation): -10 dB, -20 dB
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 158 dB (with pad set to -20 dB)
  • Wired with Mogami cable
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 5.7 in (4.7 x 14.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1 lb (499 g)

MXL CR89

  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic
  • Capsule size: 32 mm
  • Diaphragm: Gold-sputtered, 6-micron
  • Metal finish: Black and chrome
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: -30 dB at 1 V/Pat
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Max output: 1K load, +13 dBu
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 135 dB SPL
  • S/N ratio: 80 dB (ref. 1 pA, A-weighted)
  • Equivalent noise level: 14 dB (A-weighted IEC 651)
  • Dynamic range: 124 dB
  • Power requirements: 48 V +/- 4 V
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.3 in (6.4 x 18.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.85 lb (839 g)

Included

  • Aluminum case
  • Shock mount
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 4, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.