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MXL V88s

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  • MSRP: $199


V88s Documentation

CardioidMXL V88s

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MXL V88S is a large-diaphragm FET condenser designed for vocals and general studio use. It is an update to the V88; the primary differences are that the V88S is designed to sound “warmer,” and the V88S has a 3-way pad switch.

The pad can be set to 0dB, -10dB, or -20dB; the latter raises the mic’s max SPL to 158dB (0.5% distortion).

Both the V88 and V88S are transformerless, and have fixed Cardioid pickup patterns.

The V88S ships with the MXL06 shockmount and an aluminum flight case.

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The mic was released in 2012.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (25 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB, -20dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 158 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
499g (17.60oz) 152mm (5.98'') 76mm (2.99'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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