Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
The MXL 4000 is a large-diaphragm multipattern FET condenser mic.
Part of MXL’s “900 Series” of mics, it sells for significantly less than its $799 MSRP. For example, street prices as of May 2009 were under $200. The “900 Series” is manufactured by MXL exclusively for Guitar Center and its various online sales divisions, including Musicians Friend, Music 123, and the Woodwind and Brasswind.
The mic has a single dual-sided, large-diaphragm, K67-style capsule measuring 25mm in diameter. It provides 3 pickup patterns, selectable via a switch on the mic body beneath the headbasket.
Additional switches on the rear of the mic body enable a pad (-10dB) and high-pass filter (-6dB/octave @ 150Hz).
The mic ships with an elastic shockmount (MXL p/n MXL-60) and a foam windscreen (p/n MXL WS-002).
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|Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)
|725g (25.57oz)||240mm (9.45'')||59mm (2.32'')||
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