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. 


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.


Condenser microphone


32mm capsule with Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm

Frequency response

20 Hz – 20 kHz

Polar pattern



-30 dB re 1 V/Pat


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


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

MXL CR89 Mic, CR89 Shockmount, Aluminum Carrying Case,
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth


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