MXL V67G Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Review
The MXL V67 series is a beautiful line of extremely affordable large capsule condenser microphones that offer as much vintage character in sound as aesthetic. The V67G is the entry level model designed mainly for vocals that successfully emulates old tube performance—built with audiophile-approved Class A FET solid-state Mogami circuitry and transformer-coupled output for an open and pure sound.
This cardioid condenser microphone features a 32mm capsule and a frequency response of 30Hz to 20kHz for accurately reproducing audio signal in a variety of ranges. A gold-sputtered large diaphragm provides audio quality well suited for capturing instruments and vocals in project and professional recording applications. It has a maximum SPL of 130dB.
The MXL V67G is quite a ‘hot’ microphone and its proximity effect proved very usable, resulting in no apparent loss of detail. However, you may want to back off slightly from the sound source to ensure a clean take. Its response is rather bright but without excessive or harsh treble often found in budget microphones. It is pleasantly detailed and airy with a rich mid range free of any colouration. Male vocals shine best with the V67G and it is often referred to as ‘a baritones microphone.’
It does lack in some features, but at its low price one can’t complain. If you want the same sonic personality for an extra few dollars, try the V67I and get an attenuation pad and switchable bass roll-off. Browse through the other models in the V67 series and you’ll certainly find some incredible arsenal to add variety and vibe to your microphone cabinet.
- Type: Pressure gradient condenser mic
- Frequency Response: 30Hz – 20kHz
- Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Capsule Size: 32mm/1.26in.
- Impedance: 200 ohms
- Output: Transformer-balanced
- Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa
- Equivalent noise: 20 dB
- Max SPL for .5% THD: 130 dB
- Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+/- 4V)
A shockmount is not included but it does come with a carrying bag and a hard mount mic stand adapter. The appropriate shockmount to support the V67G is called the MXL-57 sold separately.