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    The MXL 2008 is a good candidate for a capsule upgrade. The RK-47 and RK-12 would both provide a smoother and more natural frequency response than the stock 32mm K67 type.

    The 2008 chassis will also accommodate either the MP-V57 transformerless circuit kit, or the T-84 transformer-coupled circuit kit. Both offer significantly higher performance than the stock surface-mount circuit.

CardioidMXL 2008

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The 2008 is the latest reincarnation of the 2006/V63M. It shares a 32mm K67-style capsule and a transformerless circuit design with both its predecessors. The body and grille are virtually identical to the MXL 2006. The published specifications for sensitivity, noise, SPL, and frequency response are identical to the MXL 2006.

MXL 2008 CircuitThe 2008’s circuit is implemented on a single PCB, primarily with surface-mount electronics. In the sample we inspected, the two 1G resistors were through-hole, thick-film types. The input coupling cap is a generic box film type, mounted to the back of the PCB.

The front diaphragm is polarized at 46VDC. This is typical for MXL’s transformerless circuit; polarization voltage ranges from 40-55V.

The 2008, like its identical predecessors the 2006 and V63M, is a great candidate for DIY capsule and circuit upgrades; see options listed in the sidebar.

The mic includes an elastic shockmount and a rigid plastic carrying case.

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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'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

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