The MXL Genesis is a large-capsule tube condenser microphone with a vintage sound that enhances studio recordings of vocals, instruments and broadcasts. With Mogami cable and wiring, it delivers exceptional audio fidelity.

MXL GENESIS

Flagship Tube Microphone

The MXL Genesis is a masterfully engineered tube microphone with features and performance levels found in mics priced thousands of dollars more. From intimate vocal recordings to fast-attacking rap, the Genesis cuts beautifully through the mix with spectacular detail. Recording professionals and musicians are praising the Genesis for its clean highs, warm mids, and tight bottom-end, features attributed in part to the genuine Mullard 12AT7 tube.

  • 2009 winner of Pro Audio Review's Excellence Award
  • Vocal mic that gives singers a rich vintage sound
  • Vintage Mullard 12AT7 tube that gives classic tonality
  • Penetrating vocals that stay above the other tracks
  • Mogami cable and wiring for exceptional audio fidelity

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wired with Mogami Cable


Type:
Tube condenser mic (Mullard 12AT7)
Diaphragm:
6 micron gold-sputtered
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 20kHz
Polar pattern:
Cardioid
Capsule size:
32mm/1.26 in
Output Impedance:
200 ohms
Pre-Attenuation:
Switch: 0 dB, -10 dB
High Pass Filter:
6 dB/octave @ 150Hz
Equivalent Noise:
18 dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
S/N Ratio:
78 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Max SPL for 0.5% THD:
130 dB/140 dB (0dB, -10 dB pad)
Power Requirements:
110/220 VAC, 50-60Hz/Dedicated power supply included
Size:
59mm x 240mm/2.32 in. x 9.45 in.
Weight:
1.55 lbs/703g
Metal Finish:
Red with gold grill
Polar Pattern
Included Accessories
MXL-60
MXL PF-004-G
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL-60
High-Isolation
Shockmount
MXL PF-004-G
Metal Mesh Pop Filter
for Genesis
MXL Microfiber
Cleaning Cloth
Genesis dedicated
power supply
MXL-V69 Cable 1
15 inch Mogami XLR Microphone cable
Genesis dedicated
power supply
MXL-V69 Cable 1
15' Mogami® Cable
(XLR 7-pin)
15' Mogami® XLR
Microphone cable
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
   

Genesis Tube Microphone / Recording magazine - March 2009

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We are very proud to announce that Pro Audio Review (PAR) magazine awarded MXL's new flagship microphone, the Genesis, with its prestigious PAR Excellence Award during this year's AES show in San Francisco. The award winners are based upon a unanimous vote by the editorial staff who previews new products during the trade exhibition. The Genesis is receiving a lot of attention lately as people discover the amazing qualities of this tube condenser mic.

Genuine Mullard Tube

Recording professionals and musicians are praising Genesis for its clean highs, warm mids, and tight bottom-end, features attributed in part to the Mullard 12AT7 tube. Mullard vacuum tubes are famous for producing a smooth rich tone and silky high end. The Mullard tube used in the Genesis is sourced directly from the UK and is marked CV4024. These are "new old stock" originally made for the Royal Air Force and NOT the Russian copy often passed off as a "real" Mullard tube. In addition MXL burns in each Mullard tube for 48 hours prior to shipment, ensuring flawless performance from every Genesis mic.

"When MXL asked me try their new flagship Genesis microphone, I didn't hesitate in taking up their offer. I have used numerous MXL mics over the years, and have always had excellent results. Initially, I tried the Genesis as a room mic on a grand piano, and the results were just amazing. From the full bottom end to sparkling highs, it gave me the natural sound I wanted, with next to no EQ required. With female vocals it was simply stunning. There is something about the warmth and intimacy of this microphone that I have previously only been able to capture with microphones costing much more. What truly surprised me though, was when I tried it on the outside of a kick drum where I previously used my FET 47. The FET 47 is enjoying a long vacation in my Mic Locker. The guys at MXL seem to be continually raising the bar for quality in affordable mics. With great products and amazing customer service, MXL are always high on my list of preferred equipment when I need to get the job done.

Anthony “Rocky” Gallo
Chief Engineer -- “The Cutting Room” NYC
(John Legend, Carly Simon, John McLaughlan)

“The MXL Genesis is a microphone that just can’t be ignored. Not only does it sound amazing, but it looks good too. I even asked if I could have one to wear around my neck!”

Fingazz
Producer / Engineer
(Mr. Capone, Criminal, Lil Rob, Brown Boy)

“We recorded all of the vocals on the Pink Noise album with the MXL-V69. We loved the sound we got from it. We’ve had the Genesis in the studio for a while now, and it has a much fuller sound. The bottom end goes deeper and the vocals cut through the mix even more now. The next album (which we are recording now) will feature the Genesis so much that we may have to give it a credit on the album!”

Bobby Amaro
Nude – Indie Pop
Hollywood, CA


MXL GENESIS Microphone

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