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MXL Black Widow

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $300


Black Widow Documentation

CardioidMXL Black Widow

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Black Widow is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a fixed Cardioid pickup pattern.

The mic uses a 32mm 6µ diaphragm, FET circuitry and transformerless output.

A 3-position pad switch activates -10dB and -20dB attenuation.

It ships with a flight case and shockmount.

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The mic was released in 2012.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (25 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 158 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
499g (17.60oz) 145mm (5.71'') 47mm (1.85'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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