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.


Flagship Tube Microphone

The Genesis Tube Condenser microphone is a masterfully engineered, premium offering from MXL Microphones. By combining a large 32mm gold sputtered diaphragm with state of the art tube circuity the Genesis captures all the warmth and richness of critical vocal and instrument recordings. A premium Mullard 12AT7 is used for high performance and ultra-low noise. Additional features include low frequency roll off to reduce unwanted rumble, a 10db pad, and high quality Mogami cable used for internal wiring. The striking gloss red body and gold grill make an attractive addition to any studio. Included are a matching gold metal mesh pop filter, shockmount, a dedicated power supply, 15' Mogami microphone cable, 7 pin connecting cable, and protective case. Add the Genesis tube microphone to your studio and join the producers, engineers and musicians who elevate their work with the clean highs, warm mid-range, and tight bottom end that the Genesis is known for.

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  • Winner of Pro Audio Review's Excellence Award
  • Vocal mic that delivers a full, rich sound
  • Premium Mullard 12AT7 tube for warmth and low noise
  • Penetrating vocals that sit perfectly in your mix
  • Mogami cable and wiring for exceptional audio fidelity

Tube condenser mic (Mullard 12AT7)
6 micron gold-sputtered
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 20kHz
Polar pattern:
Capsule size:
32mm/1.26 in
Output Impedance:
200 ohms
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
59mm x 240mm/2.32 in. x 9.45 in.
1.55 lbs/703g
Metal Finish:
Red with gold grill
Polar Pattern
Included Accessories
MXL PF-004-G
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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-003
Pop Filter
Metal Mesh Pop Filter (Black)
MXL PF-003
Metal Mesh Pop Filter (Silver)
MXL WS-002
MXL WS-002

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!”

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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