MXL USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB

MXL USB.006 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB Connector

MXL USB.006 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB Connector

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MXL USB.006 overview

  • 1Description

The USB.006 from MXL is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a USB port for direct connection to Mac or PC computers. The microphone's condenser element utilizes power from the USB bus for a full, rich, professional sound, superior to many 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 0, -5, and -10 dB settings. The digital section features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 or 48 kHz. The MXL USB.006 is sold as a complete kit with a stand, windscreen, and 10-foot USB 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-and-play operation with any PC or Mac.
Switchable Sampling Frequencies
The microphone features 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling frequencies at 16-bit resolution.
Large-Diaphragm Condenser Element
The large-diaphragm condenser element provides a rich, smooth frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
Switchable Attenuation Pad Settings
User switchable attenuation settings feature 0, -5, and -10 dB settings.
Complete Kit
The USB.006 includes a case, stand, windscreen and 10-foot USB cable.
UPC: 801813112153
In the Box
MXL USB.006 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with USB Connector
  • Desk Stand
  • 10' USB Cable
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Travel Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MXL USB.006 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Digital Performance
    Bit Depth 16-Bit
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
    48 kHz
    Output Connectors 1 x USB (Type Unspecified)
    Length 7" / 177.80 mm
    Diameter 1.85" / 46.99 mm
    Weight 1 lb / 0.45 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 6.8 x 3.2"

    MXL USB.006 reviews

    USB.006 Condenser Microphone with USB is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to outgrow, but a solid mic 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.
    Date published: 2011-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice for your first mic 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.
    Date published: 2011-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised 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.
    Date published: 2011-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for amatuers 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear sound, nice weight, durable 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.
    Date published: 2010-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great mic for vocals. I Record my hip hop mixtapes with this mic and the sounds good.
    Date published: 2010-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beginner Home Studio 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Mic 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.
    Date published: 2011-08-22
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