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.


  • 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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YouTube Audio Hotline 96/100
YouTube Podcastage 89/100
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