MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Gearank Recommended

The MXL 770 appeared on our recommended list for Condenser Microphones Under $100 when we published the very first edition in December 2015 and it's been on our recommended list ever since.


The MXL 770 is a straightforward studio quality workhorse mic that can be had at a very affordable price, and to most, this is the very thing that they need.

This mic features a 6-micron, 20-mm gold sputtered diaphragm, and it has a frequency response of 30Hz-20kHz.

It has a nice balanced sound that works great for just about anything, be it vocals or instruments, as long as the SPL does not exceed 137dB, and users can't recommend it enough.

If you are looking for a reliable mic, and you don't want to spend your entire $100 budget on it, then get this one.


  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Diaphragm Size: 0.87" / 22.1mm
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: 137 dB
  • Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)

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