MXL V88 Microphone Now Shipping

MXL Microphones, the professional audio division of Marshall Electronics, is pleased to introduce the new V88 studio microphone. An ideal general purpose recording instrument, the new V88 is a large diaphragm, pressure-gradient, condenser microphone with fully balanced transformerless output. The design creates a warm, open sound that faithfully captures the human voice in addition to being an excellent choice for other acoustic sources.

Internally wired with Mogami cable for the most pristine signal transfer, the new V88’s features a large 32mm capsule with a gold sputtered diaphragm. With its cardioid polar pattern, off-axis instruments remain natural sounding and the capsule provides a high level of feedback suppression during the recording of live performances where loudspeaker playback may be a factor.

With extremely low self noise and a high sound pressure level rating, the V88 faithfully captures the dynamics of the human voice—from soft, sultry lows through belting highs. The V88’s extraordinary capsule delivers remarkably smooth frequency response from 20 Hz through 20 kHz thanks to the microphone’s Class A electronics—making this new instrument an equally compelling choice for recording acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments.

Featuring a gorgeous nickel plated finish and a low profile form factor of less than 6-inches in overall height, MXL’s new V88 studio microphone ships with a protective aluminum flight case. A shockmount adapter is also included as part of the package.

Wayne Freeman, MXL’s Global Sales Manager, commented on the company’s latest microphone offering, “The new V88 has a classic look and solid construction coupled with an incredible sensitivity to capture the subtleties of the human voice. As a general purpose microphone, the V88 makes a terrific choice for recording numerous acoustic instruments as well. I believe it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast’s studio setup.”

The new MXL V88 studio microphone carries a MAP of $349. The microphone is now shipping.

About MXL
MXL is a leading manufacturer of professional audio products for the music recording, broadcast, post production, and live sound markets. Additional information on the V88 and all MXL microphones can be found at