MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone $60 shipped (orig. $170)

Amazon is offering the MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for $59.99 shipped (“Arrives before Christmas”). Thats $110 under the original listing, $5 under Guitar Center’s used price and the best we can find.

An affordable option for podcasting and home music recording, the 770 has a “high quality” FET preamp and comes with a shock mount and carrying case. It requires phantom power so you’ll need an audio interface to use it (unlike say a USB mic from Blue). But it is also more affordable than most USB options of a similar quality right now.

Features:

  • Gold-sputtered, 6-micron, low distortion diaphragm
  • FET preamp with balanced output
  • Switchable bass cut and -10dB pad
  • Legendary MXL sonic characteristics
  • Comes with shock mount and rugged carrying case

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 140 Amazon customers. Keep an eye on Amazon’s Green Monday week sales for deals all week long on production gear and be sure to check out our 2014 gift guide: Making music with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Product Description

The MXL 770 condenser microphone continues to amaze recording artists all over the world with its incredible price/performance ratio. Singers, especially rappers, love the 770 for its solid bass, as well as its upfront high-end. The MXL 770 even uses a high quality FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. This is a perfect piece for seasoned pros or newbie musicians who want a quality condenser mic that won’t break the bank.

From the Manufacturer

The MXL 770 rocks! The MXL 770 is a big-bodied condenser microphone with a silky up-front high end and a solid low frequency sound – great for recording hard-hitting rap and rock. The MXL 770 has a FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. Use the 770 for vocals, instruments and broadcast. It gives musicians and vocalists amazing versatility and performance in a budget-friendly, impressive looking piece. The patented MXL 770 Condenser Mic is wired with Mogami for exceptional sound quality.