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MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB

B&H # MXUSB008 Mfr # USB 008
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You Pay: $109.89
Product Highlights
  • Large Capsule
  • Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • USB Powered
  • Accessories Included

The MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB 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 capsule on the USB.008 is optimized for full, rich vocal reproduction that is suitable for announcers, narration and voice-over application. Project studio engineers will find it a suitable microphone for capturing vocals as well. The cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback without altering its smooth, wide frequency response.

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.008 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.008 features a USB connector for plug-and-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.
Complete Kit
The USB.008 includes a case, stand, windscreen and 10-foot USB cable.
Type Condenser, 32mm Capsule, Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Sampling Rate 44.1 and 48kHz
A/D Conversion 16-bit Delta-Sigma
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.01%
Power USB Bus-Powered, USB 1.1 and 2.0 Compatible
Gain 3-Position Analog Gain Control
Compatibility Windows XP, Vista, and 7
Mac OS X
MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB
  • Desk Stand
  • 10' USB Cable
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Travel Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    MXLUSB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Investment

      By Hotkowski

      from Connecticut

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Can be to sensitive

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

      I'm a Freelance Voice Actor and Podcaster. for the value I paid for two of these I was able to get a great clear sound. The downside is on high it can record a bit to much so you need to have a designated area to record in peace, But that effort is still worth it

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      5.0

      GREAT MIC FOR THE PRICE

      By Sandy S

      from Prescott, Arizona

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

        Am using the mic for video voice overs on YouTube presentations. The connection to my Mac was truly plug and play.

        The sound quality when the mic was on my desk was a bit hollow until I placed towels around and underneath the mic. That warmed the sound up a lot.

        The mic stand that comes with the unit is OK, but I plan to order a more stable mic stand with a standard shaft so that the pop screen attachment fits better.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great sound quality on a budget

        By cipher_nemo

        from State College, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Build Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Picks Up Background Noise

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

        I purchased this product for recording voice in instructional videos as well as VoIP. I do not use it for anything other than voice. It's a beautifully-crafted, quality mic worthy of professional recordings. You'll find many podcasters, video bloggers, and online radio stations use these for their voice recordings. A word of warning, though: this mic is very sensitive and will pick up even the faintest background noise far better than cheap microphones. I have mine set at the lowest of three sensitivity levels and it still picks up all background noises. The worst is white-noise from devices such as an air purifier even on a low setting. No amount of baffling or modification will help. To use this mic you either need a very quiet room or a sound-proofed studio. Otherwise the quality is fantastic for the MXL mics. This is the best one you can get from MXL that is native USB without breaking the bank. The USB.009 is the next model for USB that lists for triple the price of this mic, if not more. The USB.007 has a smaller condenser (but two of them for stereo), yet the price difference isn't much.

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        3.0

        It's okay ...

        By LoToMo

        from CA

        About Me Hobby

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Simple Use

        Cons

        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Den
        • Presentations

        Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

        The mic is very good, it can pick up a very small sound, but the noise is also too much. I try to lower the gain, but still there. need a lot of clean up after recoding.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Quality, but Quieter than expected

        By Lewis

        from pittsburgh, pa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Quiet

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

        I bought this to record narration for independent movies i work on. It's really good for this application, because you can plug it straight into the computer.

        The sound quality is good. And it comes with a cool little case and a long usb cable. For the price, this is a really good microphone. I think it´s the best choice for somebody who makes movies as a serious hobby, but can't drop tons of money.

        Problems: The advertising makes it seem like a mixer or something like an I-boost to boost the levels isn't necessary, which is true, but it´s a little quiet.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nuclear Blast for the Bucks!

        By Torgy

        from Idaho

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High Quality
        • Long Lasting
        • Quiet
        • Simple Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Productivity
          • Professional

          Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

          This mic rocks! With it's huge diaphram, it picks up incredible audio for narration and voice-over purposes. This is a major recommend!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love the mic

          By Beautiful Places Guy

          from San Leandro, CA

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about MXL USB.008 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB:

            I love the mic. It plugged right in and worked like a charm. Made me sound good without any issues. It's sensitive, so get a pop screen. It came with a cool stand and kindof a cheap wind screen --very cheap. But I bought it for the mic and I'm happy. There's a tiny bit of USB noise that I needed to filter out, but it came out nicely with Sountrack.

            Tony Farley
            Beautiful Places In HD

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            • You Pay: $19.00
             

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