Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Cube is an inexpensive FET condenser with MXL’s standard large-diaphragm capsule. It was released in 2007 and has seen a revival as a rack- and floor-tom mic in 2009.
The capsule is believed to be MXL’s K67 derivative, a 32mm capsule/25mm diaphragm also found in the 2010, the V67i and V67G, and numerous other models. The diaphragm material is 6-micron Mylar, and is center-terminated. In the Cube, this is a single-sided capsule with a fixed-cardioid pattern — leaning toward a wide-cardioid pattern, according to Garrett Haines.
The output circuit is transformerless. Note that the Drum! review (see sidebar link) incorrectly states that the mic has an output transformer.
The Cube is available in a Champagne finish. MXL has announced that the mic will be made available in Black in late 2009.
The square body measures 55mm on a side, and is 120mm tall.
It ships with a stand mount (MXL p/n MXL-V6-H). It is compatible with the company’s “low profile” shockmount, p/n USM-002, available separately.
On floor and rack toms, the Cube really scores… the Cube does a great job [of] capturing what I like to call the “voice” of the toms. Both the head and the wood are well-represented with equal amounts of lows, mids, and highs… the toms pop, sing, and resonate… the engineers here at Treelady [Studios] now use the Cubes as their first-call rack and floor-tom mics.
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The mic was released in 2007.
|Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
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(20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|100 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 132 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
|385g (13.58oz)||120mm (4.72'')||55mm (2.17'')||
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