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Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.


  • Perfect for a musician who needs a workhorse ribbon mic
  • Mellow sound with a rich midrange and rolled-off top end
  • Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
  • High SPL capability—ideal for horns and electric guitars
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy


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Need a mic with warm and dark sound for under $300

I have both intentionally and accidentally used phantom power on my MXL R144, Nady RSM-5, and Stellar RM-7 ribbons. They perform the same with and without phantom present. You can overcome any (unfounded) latent worries by buying some FetHeads or Cloudlifter products to use inline with the ribbons.

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What's in YOUR mic locker???

I'm curious about your thoughts on the 67 and B1 performance wise...

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