Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
The MXL Revelation is a new tube microphone for 2010, intended to build on the success of the Genesis.
Both are large-diaphragm tube condensers utilizing hand-picked vacuum tubes. But unlike the Genesis, the Revelation is a multipattern mic. A dial on the power supply provides continuously-variable pickup pattern selection, enabling the user to select any degree of variation from Omni to Figure-of-8 (with no switching noise).
The tube power supply also provides a switchable high-pass filter (-12dB/octave @ 125Hz), -10dB pad, and a 180° phase-flip switch.
The Revelation’s tube is a Russian-made Electro-Harmonix EF86 pentode. This differs from the Mullard 12AT7 tube found in the Genesis and Genesis II.
The mic’s headbasket uses a single-layer mesh. The press release notes that the mic has a “tuned grill cavity” to “reduce standing waves and harmonic distortion.”
The Revelation will ship with its power supply, a 15-foot Mogami power cable, a 15-foot Mogami XLR cable, elastic shockmount, and a cleaning cloth, all of which fit into the included aluminum flight case.
Read more about the Revelation, and hear audio samples in our MXL Revelation - First Listen review.
To be clear, the Revelation is not a multipattern version of the Genesis. The capsules are similar, perhaps identical, but the tubes and amplifier circuits are very different.
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The mic was released in 2010.
|Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!|
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diameter n/a
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|140 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 138 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
|907g (31.99oz)||190mm (7.48'')||64mm (2.52'')||
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