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MXL Genesis

MXL Genesis

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Attention to Detail

The MXL Genesis is a reasonably priced, unique, flagship tube microphone. Its design picks up detail accurately and provides clean highs, warm mids, and tight bottom-end audio. As the 2008 winner of Pro Audio Review's Excellence Award, the Genesis is a good fit for those looking for a vintage sound with modern crispness.

MXL Genesis

Note: As a special gift for this drop, after 10 units have sold we can offer a free MXL R144 Microphone with every unit purchased.

Vintage Construction

The MXL Genesis is a vocal mic with a vintage aesthetic. The Mullard 12AT7 tube with time-tested tonality is perfect for on-point vocals that need to stand out against background tracks. It’s been manufactured with a 150Hz, 6 dB/octave roll-off switch and -10dB pad. The microphone comes complete with a Mogami cable and wiring, and is highly compatible with other sound recording equipment.

MXL Genesis


  • Metal finish: red with gold grill
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • 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
  • S/N ratio: 78 dB
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130 dB/140 dB (0dB, -10dB pad)
  • Power requirements: 110/220 VAC 5-60Hz dedicated power supply included
  • Output: XLR
  • Dimensions: 2.32 x 9.45 in (59 x 240 mm)
  • Weight: 1.55 lbs (703 g)


  • MXL-60 Shockmount
  • MXL PF-004-G
  • MXL Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Gensis dedicated power supply
  • 15 ft. Mogami cable


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 23, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.