MXL wins in value and quality over the high-end Sony C800PAC condenser microphone.
“I was recording vocals with a male artist that I had previously recorded with a Sony C800G. Both the artist and myself had been pleased with the performance of the C-800G, but I was curious to see how the CR89 would sound compared to the Sony. I was surprised when we both selected the CR89 as…”
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.