MXL 3000 Condenser Microphone (Discontinued)
Gearank High Notes
- Type: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 30 to 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Maximum SPL: 130 dB
- Power Requirements: 48V phantom power
The MXL 3000 appeared on our recommended list for Vocal Studio Mics Under $200 from November 2017 until June 2018.
MXL knows how to combine useful features with affordable production, resulting in good quality affordable microphones.
The MXL 3000 is a great example, with its large 25mm gold-sputtered capsule that is designed for miking vocals and instruments alike.
Working in conjunction with its built-in FET preamp and transformer coupled output, this mic is capable of replicating the warmth of old recording without the bloated price tag that others usually ask for.
Its warm tone is especially useful when you want to tone down overly bright vocals and acoustic instruments.
It also helps that that mic's exterior feels solid and is easy on the eyes.
Other than that, the MXL 3000 is a reasonable choice for home studios and for those who want a warm/classic sounding studio microphone, however there are much more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to The Best Studio Mics For Vocals..