About

Background

The CR89 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with ultra-low-noise circuitry to deliver a rich sound while minimizing any self-noise. The custom black chrome and matte black body design gives the CR89 a stunning appearance in any studio. The sound is every bit as bold as its appearance, able to handle subtle acoustic guitar tones to loud vocals while retaining a consistent sonic quality. The CR89 has an intentional low proximity effect to allow for up-close, intimate recording without the added bass and woofiness common with most microphones. Equally at home on instruments and vocals, the CR89’s body is designed to minimize unwanted body resonance while the tuned grill reduces standing waves and harmonic distortion. 


Application

The CR89 was designed for the contemporary vocalist. A tuning that lends itself to the human voice ensures that vocals can live in the most demanding mix and still perform. Even without EQ and compression the CR89 captures that “high end” vocal sound many are after. Compared to some of the modern greats in the microphone world the CR89 competes at a fraction of the price.

Type

Condenser microphone


Capsule

32mm capsule with Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm


Frequency response

20 Hz – 20 kHz


Polar pattern

Cardioid


Sensitivity

-30 dB re 1 V/Pat


Impedance

150 ohms


Max SPL for 0.5% THD

138 dB SPL


S/N Ratio

80 dB (Ref. 1 Pa A-weighted)


Equivalent noise level

14 dB (A-weighted IEC 651)


Dynamic range

124dB


Power requirements

48V Phantom power


Size and weight

64mm x 185mm / 2.5in. x 7.3in.
840g / 1.85lbs


Metal finish

Black with black chrome accents


Included accessories

MXL flight case | MXL 89 shock mount


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