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MXL Genesis FET

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Genesis FET Documentation

CardioidMXL Genesis FET

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Genesis FET is a cardioid condenser microphone promoted as providing the “characteristic Genesis sound but with the convenience of solid state electronics.”

The mic’s capsule, as is true of its namesake, is a 32mm K67 type.

The published self-noise figure of 13dBA is 5dBA lower than the figure for the Genesis tube microphone.

As of this writing, the PDF “cutsheet” states that the mic has a bass roll-off. Neither the owner’s manual nor the MXL website mention this, so we suspect it is a misprint in the cutsheet.

The Genesis FET ships with a wooden storage case (for the mic only), an elastic shockmount, and a metal mesh pop filter.

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The mic was released in 2013.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (31.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
150 Ohms (Low) Self-noise: 13.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
431g (15.20oz) 225mm (8.86'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48±4v

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