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CardioidMXL 2006

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MXL 2006 is an inexpensive FET condenser microphone with a fixed-cardioid, large-diameter capsule and a transformerless, class A amplifier circuit.

The capsule is a single-sided K67 copy, manufactured in China. The capsule diameter is 32mm, with a 25mm diaphragm. The back side of the capsule has a clear membrane, as is typical of Cardioid-only K67-type capsules.

The frequency-response graphs for the MXL 2006 and MXL 2001 are identical.

MXL 2006 Circuit BoardThe 2006 is a good candidate for modification, due to the use of discrete components on the circuit board.

It ships with an elastic shockmount (p/n MXL 06) and a hardshell plastic carrying case.

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Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
2006 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (18 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
590g (20.81oz) 190mm (7.48'') 50mm (1.97'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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