El Segundo, CA (November 28, 2007)–MXL Microphones has introduced its V88 studio microphone. A general-purpose recording instrument, the V88 is a large-diaphragm, pressure-gradient, condenser microphone with fully balanced transformer-less output. It is targeted for capturing vocals and other acoustic sources.
Internally wired with Mogami cable for signal transfer, the V88 features a 32mm capsule with a gold-sputtered diaphragm. With its cardioid polar pattern, off-axis instruments are said to remain natural-sounding, and the capsule provides feedback suppression during the recording of live performances where loudspeaker playback may be a factor.
With low self-noise and a high sound-pressure level rating, the V88 aims to capture the dynamics of the human voice, and reportedly delivers smooth frequency response from 20 Hz through 20 kHz due to the microphone’s Class A electronics.
Featuring a nickel-plated finish and a form factor of less than 6 inches in overall height, the V88 studio microphone ships with a protective aluminum flight case. A shockmount adapter is also included as part of the package.
Wayne Freeman of MXL comments on the company’s latest microphone offering, noting, “The new V88 has a classic look and solid construction coupled with an incredible sensitivity to capture the subtleties of the human voice. As a general-purpose microphone, the V88 makes a terrific choice for recording numerous acoustic instruments as well. I believe it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast’s studio setup.”