MXL V87 Condenser microphone

An affordable low-noise mic for critical studio recording.

The MXL V87 is an essential microphone for recording both vocal and instrument performances. Designed with 8.5 dB low-noise circuitry for critical recording applications, the MXL V87 combines a large gold diaphragm, FET preamp, and transformer-balanced output to create a punchy midrange and full round low-end. Includes custom pop filter and shock mount.


  • Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • S/N Ratio: 85.5 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 8.5 dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 136dB
  • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (±4V)
  • Size: 47mm x 190mm
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs
  • Metal Finish: Nickel
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Need an external pre-amp and/or mixing board, or would an XLR to 1/8" to iMic work. What are the pros & cons of phantom powered vs the type of direct-into-USB type mic that is available for $35-100. I mean I understand that the quality of the large condenser mic is inherently much more sensitive an instrument, but am I losing that quality by taking it directly into the computer? I'm running a Mac G3 B&W Tower running 10.3.6, and planning on using GarageBand to record, mix, burn and/or send voiceover work. I don't have the budget right now for any real hardware apart from more memory, maybe an iMic, maybemaybe good microphone (can borrow decent video XLR in the meantime)

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