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CardioidMXL Trophy

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

MXL Trophy is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser with square body and lollipop style attached head.

The microphone head is designed to minimize reflections and standing waves. The 34mm capsule is an edge-terminated design, with 6-micron diaphragm material. As of the Trophy’s release and into 2012-Q1, this edge-terminated capsule has not been used in any other MXL microphone.

The circuitry is transformerless.

The frequency curve is contoured with wide boosts centered at 80 and 8,000 Hz. The polar pattern is wide-cardioid, nearly omnidirectional.

MXL recommends using the Trophy at a distance of 3-6 inches.

A nameplate on the front of the mic can be personalized.

The Trophy ships with a “ring” mount, polishing cloth, and a velvet-lined wooden storage case.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (8.0 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 34mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 142 dB
Self-noise: 11.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
760g (26.81oz) 165mm (6.50'') 52mm (2.05'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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