MXL 550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red)

MXL 550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red)

MXL 550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red)

B&H # MX550551R MFR # 550/551R
MXL 550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red)

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  • Includes 550 Large-Diaphragm Mic
  • Includes 551 Small-Diaphragm Mic
  • Internal Mogami Wiring
  • Accessories Included

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The red 550/551 Microphone Ensemble from MXL features two professional-quality microphones suitable for recording vocals and instruments. The 550 large-diaphragm mic is a robust vocal condenser mic and the 551 small-diaphragm mic can be used with a variety of instruments. Each mic has a pressure gradient condenser capsule with a cardioid pickup pattern for off-axis noise rejection. The mics also contain internal Mogami wiring for high-quality connections and a high SPL capability, allowing the mics to record loud sources without distortion. Each mic works through 48V of phantom power and has a wide frequency range of 30 Hz to 20 kHz.

Microphone pair for a wide range of recording situations
Can be used together, one mic for vocals and one for instruments
Fine-tuned to deliver additional clarity and detail
FET preamp with balanced output and low noise
Distinctive design
UPC: 801813134421
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MXL 550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red)
  • 550 Microphone
  • 551 Microphone
  • MXL-MT001 Hard Mount Mic Stand Adapter
  • MXL H-03 Mic Stand Adapter Mount
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MXL 550/551 specs

    Transducer Pressure Gradient Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 30Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity 15mV/Pa
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 500: 80dB
    551R: 78dB
    Max Input Sound Level (SPL) 500: 130dB
    551R: 137dB
    Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power
    Output Impedance 500: 200 Ohms
    551R: 110 Ohms
    Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR Male
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions (LxDiameter) 500: 6.69 x 1.85" (170 x 47mm)
    551: 5.25 x 0.87" (134 x 22mm)
    Weight 500: 0.8 lbs (363g)
    551: 0.2 lbs (91g)
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    Package Weight 2.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 7.4 x 3.6"

    MXL 550/551 reviews

    550/551 Microphone Ensemble Kit (Red) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valued equipment I'm a musician and home recording my own stuff. I used these mics both for close miking acoustic instruments and overall ambiance miking, and they gave very good performance in both. I'm not so much obsessive about flat frequency response, and I'm not running a full equipped studio; so these are more than enough for me. Unbelievably great performance for the price, especially on acoustic instruments, low weight, works directly with the 48V phantom power of my firewire sound interface, also suitable for stereo ambiance miking as a pair when needed, with a really slight difference in frequency response. Worst thing about them is, although it's said that they are cardioid, they are in fact somewhere between cardioid and omni.
    Date published: 2011-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from MXL Ensemble Mic Kit I use these microphones for home recording of instruments, vocals and drums. They are a nice addition to the MXL microphones I already own. If you've never used a condenser microphone this is a great place to start. The audio clarity sounds vastly different from using a regular handheld dynamic microphone. If your looking for a step up with a reasonable price this is a perfect microphone set to purchase. The ensemble kit only gives the user two basic microphone mounts which is sort of cheap in comparison to the fancy shock mounts. Great mics simple mounts.
    Date published: 2010-10-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Value! The mics are perfect for recording to a laptop via a Lexicon Omega and cubase LE 4. Vocal mic is warm & responsive. Instrument mic is amazingly well balanced. Placed in a boom directly over the drum kit this mic picks up everything clearly and naturally, even the kick drum.No complaints about anything yet.Note: B&H price was $ less than everybody else on the web ... Overall very satisfied with the mics and B&H
    Date published: 2009-12-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very unhappy In contrast to how it is worded in the description of the mics, the 551 is NOT a large diaphram mic. This is a repackaging of the 990-991 combo mics. Both the 550 and 551 have the same diaphram size. Same splashy, harsh top end....
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a deal I am a recent audio grad and not having a lot of money I bought this kit and WOW! In class I was able to use a lot of high dollar mics and these 2 mics have helped me get that high quality without going broke. Both mics have a cardiod pattern and really good Freq. response for vocals or any acoustic instrument. If you are wanting good sound without having to brake the bank, this is your deal.
    Date published: 2011-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Is All I Can Say I wanted a mic for recording videos in my room with my guitar and voice. These mics give a great sound, i can just imagine what they will sound like in a real studio! Overall great mics for a great price!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2011-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat it for the price A great little set. Good for recoding vocals or instruments. The sound quality is great.
    Date published: 2010-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mics i bought 2 sets of these in dec of 2015 or a Christmas production. i used the 2 550's on thetimpani's, one of the 551's on the chimes, the other one on flute and they sounded great. i use them for all of our productions and use one of the 550's on the electric guitar on a regular basses. do keep in mind that they are still only $80, but i would defiantly recommend them.
    Date published: 2017-01-22
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