The MXL R144 HE is a classic ribbon microphone that enhances instrument recordings with a rich vintage tone and room sound. This compact studio microphone is perfect for recording loud instruments such as horns and electric guitars.


Ribbon Microphone

Ribbon microphones are known for their rich, warm sound and have been used to capture some of the most legendary recordings in history. The MXL R144 ribbon microphone delivers a creamy smooth sound with incredibly natural characteristics. The R144 microphone has a figure-8 polar pattern which is perfect for recording guitars, vocals, brass, and any source material that benefits from the warm, silky characteristics of a ribbon mic. The Heritage Edition includes a stunning frost silver and gold finish on the R144, a matching shockmount, protective flight case, and cleaning cloth. After you experience the R144 for the first time, it will expand your sonic palate and be a valuable addition to your microphone collection.

  • Classic ribbon sound with a rich smooth midrange
  • Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
  • High SPL capability—ideal for horns and electric guitars
  • Custom silver and gold finish with matching accessories
  • Great mic to broaden the tonal palette of your sound
Heritage Series Microphones
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MXL R144-HE Microphone

Ribbon Velocity Microphone
Ribbon Element:
1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
Ribbon Length:
Frequency Range:
20Hz -17kHz
Polar Pattern:
-56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
250 ohms
Rated Load Impedance:
>1500 Ohms
Max SPL for 0.1% THD:
>130 dB @1 kHz
47mm x 171mm/1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
400g/0.85 lbs
Metal Finish:
Silver Frost body and Chrome Grill
Polar Pattern
Included Accessories
R144-HE Shockmount
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL Microfiber
Cleaning Cloth
Silver Flight Case

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