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CardioidMXL 920

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MXL 920 is a large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone, from MXL’s “900 series,” manufactured exclusively for Guitar Center and its affiliate brands.

MXL 920 PCBThe microphone is a hybrid of the MXL 990 and V63M/2006. It shares the transformerless JFET circuitry of all three microphones (derived from the Schoeps CMC-5), with a single-PCB, through-hole implementation like the older 990. It uses MXL’s standard 32mm 6-micron K67-style capsule, like the V63M and 2006.

As of January 2014, the 920’s in Guitar Center’s inventory retain the through-hole PCB pictured here.

The body is essentially a taller version of MXL’s popular 910, although the characteristic cylindrical, fine-mesh 990 headbasket is replaced in the 920 with a tapered, two-layer mesh grille using a coarser outer mesh.

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Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
490g (17.28oz) 175mm (6.89'') 60mm (2.36'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48±4v

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