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


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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 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone wrapped in sharply contrasted black and chrome. The sound is every bit as bold as the body; the CR89 can handle subtle acoustic guitar tones and loud vocals with the same sonic integrity. The CR89 has low noise circuitry and a very low proximity effect, making it ideal for up-close recording. At home on instruments and vocals, the CR89's body design minimizes body resonance while the tuned grill cavity reduces standing waves and harmonic distortion.


  • Top-quality condenser microphone for vocals and instruments
  • Ideal for acoustic guitars, strings, pianos and room sound
  • Warm in character yet still faithful to the original source
  • Very low proximity effect—great for up-close recording
  • Supplied with heavy duty shock mount, and real wood storage box

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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 60
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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