MXL Microphones is now shipping the MXL.006 ($169.95) USB cardioid condenser microphone. The MXL.006 connects directly to a standard USB port on a Macintosh or PC, and supports USB 1.1 and USB 2. As a plug-and-play device, the MXL.006 requires no special drivers.
The analog section of the MXL.006 features a 20 to 20k Hz frequency response, a large gold diaphragm, pressure-gradient condenser capsule, and a 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB). The digital section features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. A heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter protects the capsule.
The MXL.006 features a red LED behind the protective grill, which informs the user whether the microphone is active and correctly oriented. It ships with a travel case, a desktop microphone stand, a 10-foot USB cable, windscreen, an owner’s manual and an applications guide.
For more information, visit www.mxlmics.com.