El Segundo, CA (November 24, 2004)–MXL Microphones, a division of Marshall Electronics, has announced the Silicon Valve series of Solid State, large diaphragm, condenser microphones. The first in the series, the V6 and V12 will be demonstrated at the CES Studio@Home Showcase in Las Vegas, Jan 6-9.
The Silicon Valve series provide the warmth and clarity once only achievable with vintage tube microphones. The younger generation of musicians and home recording enthusiasts are still fascinated with classic mics that were used to record the worlds most famous artist in the 1950’s and 60s. The sound was magical and hard to achieve with the new generations of solid state mics and impossible with electret type mics sold for most home recording applications. Classic tube mics typically run from $3,000 to over $10,000, placing them in the league of large professional studios who currently own most of them.
In a project lasting over three years, engineers at Marshall Electronics’ HDTV Lab in El Segundo, CA, developed this new series of microphones called the Silicon Valve, which provides this tube-like sound in a solid state microphone. Now, new generations of artists and enthusiasts will be able to achieve remarkable recordings in their home studios with this new series of MXL microphones.
The MXL Silicon Valve V6 will be available in January of 2005 with a MSRP of $349. The V2 will be available in February with an MSRP of $299. Marshall Electronics designs all its video and audio products and maintains complete quality control and customer support in their headquarters in southern California. MXL and the Silicon Valve are registered trademarks of Marshall Electronics, Inc.
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