The MXL CR89 can handle subtle acoustic guitar tones and loud vocals with the same sonic integrity. With low noise circuitry and a very low proximity effect this microphone is excellent for up-close recordings. Great on instruments and vocals, the CR89's is design to minimize body resonance while the tuned grill cavity reduces standing waves and harmonic distortion.


MXL CR89

Low Noise Condenser Microphone


ProAuio Review Jan 2013 issue MXL wins in value and quality over the high-end Sony C800PAC condenser microphone.
"I was recording vocals with a male artist that I had previously recorded with a Sony C800G. Both the artist and myself had been pleased with the performance of the C-800G, but I was curious to see how the CR89 would sound compared to the Sony. I was suprised when we both selected the CR89 as our preferred mic..."
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The MXL CR89 large diaphragm condenser microphone with new ultra-low-noise circuitry to deliver a full, rich sound while minimizing any self-noise. The custom black chrome and matte black body design gives the CR89 a stunning appearance in any studio. The sound is every bit as bold as its appearance, able to handle subtle acoustic guitar tones to loud vocals while retaining a consistent sonic quality. The CR89 has a intentional low proximity effect to allow for up-close, intimate recording without the added bass and woofiness common with most microphones. Equally at home on instruments and vocals, the CR89's body is designed to minimize unwanted body resonance while the tuned grill reduces standing waves and harmonic distortion. Included is a protective aluminum case, shockmount to reduce unwanted noise from vibrations, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. The CR89 is an excellent microphone for detailed vocal and instrument recording applications.

  • Top-quality condenser microphone for vocals and instruments
  • Large diaphragm for a full, rich tone
  • Warm in character yet still faithful to the original source
  • Very low proximity effect; great for up-close recording
  • Includes heavy duty shock mount, and protective aluminum case


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Type:
Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 32mm capsule
Diaphragm:
Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
Frequency Response:
20 Hz—20kHz
Polar pattern:
Cardioid
Sensitivity
-30 dB re 1 V/Pat
Impedance:
150 ohms
Max output:
1K load: + 13 dBu
Max SPL for 0.5% THD:
138 dB SPL
S/N Ratio:
80 dB (Ref. 1 Pa A-weighted)
Equivalent Noise Level:
14 dB (A-weighted IEC 651)
Dynamic Range:
124 dB
Power Requirements:
Phantom power 48V ± 4V
Weight:
1.85lbs
Size
64mm x 185mm
Metal Finish:
Black and Black chrome
polar pattern
Included Accessories
Alumninum Brief Case
MXL PF-004-G
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL
Aluminum
Brief Case
MXL CR89
Shockmount
MXL Microfiber
Cleaning Cloth
Optional Accessories
MXL-PF-001
MXL-PF-002
MXL PF-003
MXL-PF-001
Pop Filter
MXL-PF-002
Metal Mesh Pop
Filter (Black)
MXL PF-003
Metal Mesh
Pop Filter (Silver)
MXL WS-002
   
MXL WS-002
Windscreen
   

ProAuio Review Jan 2013 issue Date: Jan. 2013
Headline: MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Author: Russ Long
Media Outlet: Pro Audio Review
Article: Studio Review of MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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MXL CR89 Microphone
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