Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The MXL 550 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone with a transformerless circuit. It is internally identical to the MXL 910, and the new surface-mount MCA SP-1.
The capsule is MXL’s standard 17.1mm diameter, small-diaphragm design, also found on the MXL 990, 910, MCA SP-1, and others.
As of June 2013, the 550 is sold only as part of MXL’s “550/551R Microphone Ensemble,” a two-mic set that also includes a small-diaphragm condenser (the 551). The two mics ship in a padded plastic lunchbox with a polishing cloth and two hard mounts (one per mic).
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|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(15 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 17.1mm
Capsule diameter: 19.9mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|200 Ohms (Low)||Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)|
|320g (11.29oz)||170mm (6.69'')||47mm (1.85'')||
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