MXL Genesis exhibits the clarity and warmth typically associated with tube mics. This large diaphragm cardioid condenser features a 1.2-inch diameter capsule with a 6 micron, gold-sputtered diaphragm and a hand selected Mullard 12AT7 tube -- known for its clean, rich tone and a silky high end. The microphone operates with 48 volt phantom power. Genesis will be supplied with a power supply, heavy-duty shock mount, and Mogami microphone and tube cables housed in a high quality flight case.
"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.
Tube Type: Mullard 12AT7 or equivalent
Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Pre-Attenuation Switch: 0 dB, -10 dB
High Pass Filter: 6 dB/octave @ 150 Hz
Equivalent noise: 18db (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Max SPL for .5% THD: 130 dB/140 dB (0dB, -10 dB pad)
Power Requirements: Dedicated power supply
Size: 59mm x 240mm
Weight: 1.55 lbs.