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CardioidMXL V87

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The V87 is a fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone. It is intended to impart some “color” or character to the sound, rather than being a transparent mic.

The capsule, a 32mm backplate with a 25mm diaphragm, can also be found on other MXL mics; see links in the sidebar.

The output circuit in the V87 is transformer-coupled.

The mic includes the following accessories: MXL’s metal mesh pop filter (p/n PF-005-SS), a low-profile elastic shockmount (p/n USM-002), a hard mount that screws to the bottom of the mic (p/n MXL-V6-H), and a cleaning cloth.

The MXL V87 is also known as: V-87.

The mic was released in 2008.


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V87 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 136 dB
Self-noise: 8.5 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
499g (17.60oz) 190mm (7.48'') 47mm (1.85'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ±4v

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