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MXL USB.006 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB Connector

B&H # MXUSB006 Mfr # USB 006
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You Pay: $84.99

The MXL USB.006 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a USB port for direct connection to Mac or PC computers. The microphone's condenser element utilizes full +48V phantom power off the USB bus for a full, rich, professional sound over electret or dynamic microphones. The cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback without altering it's smooth, wide frequency response.

The USB.006 features a 3-position attenuation pad with 0dB, -5dB and -10dB settings. The digital section features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. The MXL USB.006 is sold as a complete kit with stand, windscreen and 10-foot USAB cable; everything needed for successful podcasts, voice overs, project studio recording and more.

USB Output Connector
The MXL USB.006 features a USB connector for plug an play operation to any PC or Mac based computer.
Switchable Sampling Frequencies
The microphone features 44.1kHz and 48kHz sampling frequencies at 16-bit resolution.
Large Diaphragm Condenser Element
The large diaphragm condenser element provides a rich smooth frequency response between 20Hz to 20kHz.
Switchable Attenuation Pad Settings
User switchable attenuation settings feature 0dB, -5dB and -10dB settings.
Complete Kit
The USB.006 includes a case, stand, windscreen and 10-foot USB cable.
MXL USB.006 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB Connector
  • Desk Stand
  • 10-foot USB Cable
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Travel Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    MXLUSB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Good audio (8)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (8)
      • Amateur recording (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Novice (4)

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      4.0

      Everything it said it was

      By Darb

      from Ames

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

            Works great, looks great

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good for amatuers

            By Luke

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

              I use this microphone at home for voice over and other amatuer video production. It sounds a lot better than mics I have used in the past, though I wouldn't recommend it for instrumental work. Now, that's not because it doesn't sound good but because other mics are better suited to that purpose (MXL ships a guide to microphones with this kit that explains a bit better). I like that it comes with a case, a stand, and some protection for the electronics. Also glad that it is compatible with my Slackware Linux / Audacity stack without any extra work. I have seen some USB audio kit that claims to be software agnostic but does not play well with Linux. This works right away.

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              4.0

              Beginner Home Studio

              By George

              from Sayville, NY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                I read a lot of reviews and decided on the MXL 006 USB because of the ease of use....and it was easy. I have a Windows 7 desktop and I am using Audacity to record my guitar. The mic was recognized easily and worked well. As some have stated, it is sensitive to perimeter noise (my ceiling fan, kids playing outside, etc.). That said, it gets the job done for me. I am not trying to create professional recordings, just using it as a practice tool. I recommend it. B&H price was the best I could find and [$] cheaper than most competitors.

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                5.0

                great product, love it

                By t-rex

                from mishawaka in.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                  we are recording between 3 states and couldn't be happier.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Mic

                  By Joao

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                    I use this mic for voice overs, has adjustable gain which might be nice for studio amps, drums etc...,
                    Glad I got the shock mount because mic is very sensitive to touch.
                    USB works very well with Mac system.

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                    5.0

                    Great choice for your first mic

                    By David the amateur podcaster

                    from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                      The MXL USB.006 mic is a great choice as a first mic for your podcasting or home studio. I use the mic to record podcasts and voice overs and have been really satisfied with the sound quality.

                      It's also a simple mic to use, with no extra features that will confuse a novice podcaster. This mic will help you learn the important basics of recording good audio and not distract you with anything else.

                      Do be aware that the mic has got a background noise which is normal for all mics. I also recommend buying a pop filter to go with the mic because the included windscreen isn't very effective if you're a close talker.

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                      5.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By MC Quetzalcoatl

                      from [@]

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                        This thing is brilliant for vocals. It picks up everything (I even leave the wind cover on mine--indoors). The directions said to use it on its max setting, but I found to have a complete sound range without chance for clipping that I had to set it to min and software reduce the sound all the way to 5%. Now this is definitely not the sort of mic that you use off its tripod though (it is way too powerful to need to do that), but that does not matter; this is a USB mic. If you are looking for beautiful range sensitivity and superior sound quality without having to use a preamp, then this thing is perfect.

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Easy to outgrow, but a solid mic

                        By Audible Alex

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Podcasting

                        Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                        I purchased this microphone so that I could begin experimenting with audio recording. However, as soon as I began using Logic 9 and using an Apogee I/O interface, I quickly realized the limitations of this mic. Firstly, connecting a microphone using a USB port is not a very reliable nor professional way for recording great audio. Secondly, as soon as I began acquiring other professional equipment, I realized how obsolete this mic had become due almost entirely to the USB connector. Looking back, I wish I had spent a little more and purchased an affordable professional mic with a proper XLR input/output.

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                        5.0

                        This is a great mic for vocals.

                        By 28

                        from Alexandria,LA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                          I Record my hip hop mixtapes with this mic and the sounds good.

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                          5.0

                          Solid... SOUNDS Great!

                          By macdavid777

                          from NashVegas, TN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                            Voice Overs for online eLearnings and video production. Clean Smooth.

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                            4.0

                            Clear sound, nice weight, durable

                            By JPL

                            from Canada

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Simple Use

                            Cons

                            • A little bright

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations

                            Comments about MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB:

                            Clear sound, nice weight, durable.
                            A little too bright and slightly airy for me, but will be a nice addition regardless. Very sensitive, picks up noise you didn't know was there. Good value for the price.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

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                            • You Pay: $29.95
                             

                            Wind Protection

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                            Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

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                            • You Pay: $19.00
                             

                            Pop Filters

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                            A Pop Filter eliminates annoying pops and sibilance in recordings

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                            • You Pay: $24.95
                             

                            Acoustical Treatment

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                            Control and reduce ambient room noise and reflexions with Acoustical Treatment.

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