MXL R144

Ribbon Microphone

  • Polar pattern: Figure of eight
  • 1.8 Micron aluminium band
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 17 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
  • 250 Ohm Impedance
  • Peak SPL: ≷ 130 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Dimensions: 47 x 171 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Shock mount and case included
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Great for the price
TommyVee, 15.12.2015
Really, at this price, there's nothing bad to say about the R144. I used this microphone during a recording session for a number of instruments, and really put it through its paces, through both an SPL Goldmike 9844 and ART Pro MPA ii

Guitar Amp: Gives a really nice, smooth sound ad has great lows. The mids were a bit peaky, but this was easily EQ'd out

Saxophone: Used in conjunction with an SM57, had the R144 about 12 inches from the valves and got a lovely harmonic sound that blended nicely with the direct tone from the bell

Backing Vocals: I wanted a different sound for the backings so used this and it complimented the singer. For a darker tone I used the rear of the mic.

All in all this was a great purchase, but make sure you have a nice clean, low noise pre-amp as they need a lot of gain to drive them.
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Difficult to use without a specialist pre-amp
rshirlow, 08.04.2019
I have found it difficult to make the best of this type of microphone without a very expensive specialist pre-amp. Neither my Presonus interface nor my Behringer tube pre-amp gave enough amplification without introducing far too much noise. Recording tracks were frequently unusable, which is a shame cause the underlying tone with acoustic instruments was very good. If you want to use a ribbon mic, you need to buy a expensive quality pre-amp, preferably one designed for this application.
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