MXL AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black)

MXL AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black)

MXL AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black)

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MXL AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Low Profile Design
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • No Drivers Needed - Plug and Play
  • 3-Capsule Boundary Design
  • 180 Degree Coverage
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The black AC-404 from MXL is a compact microphone designed to vastly improve the audio quality of voice over Internet applications like iChat and Skype. It sits flat on a surface such as a desk or a table and utilizes the reflections from the surface to capture sound. This makes it low profile visually, while dramatically improving its ability to pick up voices. It plugs into any standard USB 1.0 or 2.0 port and does not require additional software to operate. No batteries are required. A headphone/speaker jack is included on its rear panel. The improvement in the quality of your communication will be recognized and appreciated by business associates, family, and friends.

Cross Platform
Mac and Windows compatible
Ease of Use
No batteries required, Plug and Play
Professional
Improve the sound quality of your conferences
UPC: 801813128567
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MXL AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MXL AC-404 specs

    Analog Performance
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 16 kHz
    Digital Performance
    Bit Depth 16-Bit
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
    48 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x USB (Type Unspecified)
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 4.3" / 109.22 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.5 x 1.7"

    MXL AC-404 reviews

    AC-404 Portable USB Conferencing Microphone (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great audio conference device I work from home and I use Skype to audio conference with coworkers, sometimes for full days. I needed speaker phone capability with excellent audio quality that wouldn't start to get annoying after 10 hours. I tried a logitech webcam and other microphones and this is by far the best. Great sound quality, highly recommended. Works great with speaker phone, no echo even with the speaker volume turned way up. This device doesn't include a speaker, you have to plug your own speakers into the headphone jack, but it works great. Instantly recognized by my older winXP laptop as a usb audio device, it was literally plug and play. Very easy even if you don't know anything about computers.
    Date published: 2010-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally amazing! I saw a demo of this at IT Expo in Los Angeles, and on a crowded show floor I was able to stand back 20 feet and have an audio conference across the country on a free Skype service, and was told by the person on the other end they could not believe how good it was. The manufacturer told me they would be available in December, and my company is going to buy one for every one of our conference rooms. I hear they will be showing at VoiceCon and MacWorld too, if you get a chance you should try it out!
    Date published: 2008-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the impossible, possible! I did not have high hopes, since I have used many USB microphones in the past. This microphone picks up speech from 20 people around a very large conference table, without a hitch. A person sitting 25 feet from the mic was crisp, loud, and clear. I couldn't believe it! This is the best microphone money can buy. We use it in our conference room to connect to a laptop using GoToMeeting where we use the LCD display as the speaker. It's nothing short but a feat of technology.
    Date published: 2011-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it should do, no complaints These mics are primarily used for skype and more consumer level video conferencing in our office. we also use them in conjuction usb webcams and quicktime for a simple recording solution. We have another brand USB microphone purchased through B&H and that mic only records audio to the left audio channel in quicktime where the MXL records mono information to both channels, which is WAY better. If you need focused, directional sound, buy something else, this has a 180 degree polar pattern and might pick up more ambient noise than you would like.
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! When our remote Google Hangout attendees complained that they could not hear some of the people around our conference table, I ordered this AC-404 after reading some reviews. The reviews were right. This microphone does everything we hoped for. It will pick up the person at the far end of the table without getting blown out by a person sitting closer. Also it eliminated some of the feedback issue we were having with the computer's built-in microphone. I would recommend this mic to anyone needing a USB solution in conference mics.
    Date published: 2013-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great value This handy USB mic works like a charm. We have over 12 of these little beauties and they always work. They are great for use in a small conference room and works equally well in a larger venue. It picks up everything, but is slightly directional, so test the placement before you start recording. The only downside is that when installing into a PC, the PC thinks that it is also a speaker (due to the headset jack). You have to go into Windows and tell it to NOT send the output to the MXL microphone, otherwise there will be NO audio coming out of the PC.
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound quality Never any echo even if I turn the speakers up loud. The speakers plug directly into the headphone output jack on the back of the microphone. When I plugged the USB cable into my computer WinXP automatically recognized it as an external audio device and all sounds play through the speakers connected to the mic. Not just sounds from Skype, but also if I play music or watch a video or something. Sound quality is better than my laptop's internal sound card by a mile. Works spectacularly well with Skype. If you need a mic for your PC to do audio conferences cause you work at home like me, this is the one you need. Works better than anything else out there, and I tried a bunch of options. I actually place the mic on the other end of the room so that it doesn't pick up my keyboard or other sounds during conference calls and others can still hear me loud and clear on the other end.
    Date published: 2010-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Conf Room Skype Mic Plug and Play with XP. Just select in Skype and you are done. Sound pickup is perfect and users happy.
    Date published: 2010-05-06
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