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USB.007 Documentation

X/Y StereoMXL USB.007

X/Y Stereo Condenser Stereo Microphone

The USB.007 is a medium-diaphragm stereo FET condenser mic with a built-in analog-digital converter.

The ADC is capable of 16-bit, 48-kHz output. Users can select a 44.1 kHz sample rate via software on the host computer.

The mic has a USB port on its base, and is designed to plug directly into a Windows PC or Mac without using an external preamp.

The mic has two 22mm capsules mounted in an XY configuration.
Although it is possible to record in stereo via USB with two microphones, it is far easier to use a stereo microphone.

An LED inside the headbasket lights up to indicate that USB bus power is present, and to identify the front of the microphone.

In lieu of a more-traditional pad, the USB.008 has a 3-way gain reduction switch, which attenuates the analog signal before digital conversion. The legend on the switch reads “hi,” “med,” “lo.” MXL’s press release states that these correspond to 0dB, -5dB, -10dB respectively.

The USB.007 ships with a foam windscreen (MXL p/n WS-001), a hard mount (p/n MXL MT-001), a 10’ USB cable, and a vinyl carrying case. The mic might also come with a desktop tripod stand; documentation on this matter is contradictory.

The mic was introduced in January, 2007 with an MSRP of $229.95.

See also the MXL 990 USB Stereo mic, which appears to have identical features and components.

The MXL USB.007 is also known as: USB007.

The mic was released in 2007.


Frequency Response - X/Y StereoClick Graph to Compare!
USB.007 X/Y Stereo Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
X/Y Stereo (n/a mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -5dB (“Med”) (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -10dB (“Lo”) (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 20mm
Capsule diameter: 22mm
n/a Max SPL: 137 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • USB (1)
Power Specifications

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