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OmnidirectionalCardioidHypercardioidMXL LSC-1B

Detachable-Capsule Condenser Microphone

The LSC-1 is a handheld vocal condenser microphone with an unusual feature: beneath the removable ball grille, the condenser capsule can be swapped to change the mic’s polar pattern. The LSC mics use the same small-diaphragm capsules as the 603S/604 pencil mics.

With the release of the LSC, MXL also introduced a long-awaited hypercardioid capsule, which is also compatible with MXL’s pencil mics.

For stage use, the ability to swap Cardioid for Hypercardioid could be useful when more feedback rejection is required, or to isolate a smaller area of the stage. MXL recommends the Omni capsule primarily for studio use.

A recessed switch on the rear of the mic body enables a high-pass filter: -18dB at 150Hz.

The mic ships with all three interchangeable capsules (Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni), a mic clip, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and an XLR cable, in a plastic carrying case.

It is available in about 36 different color combinations. Available body colors include forest green, pearl, red, white, black, champagne, and blue; grille colors include gold, silver, white, and black.

The MXL LSC-1B is also known as: LSC-1N.

The mic was released in 2010.


Compatible Capsules
MXL 603/604 CardioidCardioid MXL 603/604 Cardioid
17mm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 30 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $79 | Still In Production
MXL 603/604 OmniOmnidirectional MXL 603/604 Omni
17mm Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 30 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $79 | Still In Production
MXL 604-H HypercardioidHypercardioid MXL 604-H Hypercardioid
17mm Hypercardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: n/a | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
  • Filter: HPF: -18dB/octave @ 150Hz (Via Switch)
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 148 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
363g (12.80oz) 178mm (7.01'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48±4v

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