Extreme close-miking at very high SLP can damage any ribbon mic. I recently purchased an MXL R40 Ribbon microphone from Musician’s Friend. 57% Upvoted. Does any one have one of these, I'm looking into buying a ribbon mic, but on a college budget. Mic Review: MXL R40 Ribbon. Cons. Sometimes can be found a few bucks cheaper. The MXL R144 HE is no exception featuring a shock mount and durable design. I've heard some great things about them, but can anyone confirm that? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The R40 is an OEM (MF) version of the R144. It has high SPL capabilities that ensure you can use several instruments to complement your voice. **Do not use phantom power with the R40. Dec, 2011 by Tim Bushong in News. Tip: MXL R40 is essentially same mic but is an OEM for other companies to put their label on or house label perhaps. mandotrout777. With a good, quiet, high gain preamp it was perfectly usable. While not suitable for all recordings, the R144’s warmth and smooth top-end provides a new sound character to diversify your microphone collection. Compare the main Features, Specifications, Prices and Select the Best Model. The MXL R40 excels at vocal recording, as well as guitar, horns, and other acoustic instruments. This thread is archived. **Do not use phantom power with the R40. I have not had an R40 in my hands, but I have tested the R144. *Note: While the R40 boasts a sturdy design, care should be taken placing it in front of high-SPL sources. save. share. Mandolin Cafe Forum > Instruments and Equipment > Equipment > MXL R40 ribbon mic. 1 comment. ... ($50 vs up to $1300) :grin:. Extreme close-miking at very high SLP can damage any ribbon mic. So, not really a recording post, but an equipment post- my first one- and I hope to be able to do more in the future. hide. Pros. MXL R40. KK4PIV Rating ... At the suggestion of several of my fellow hams, I invested the $99.95 in an MXL R144 Ribbon Mic. Shock mount included Good sound quality Quick response time. PDA. View Full Version : MXL R40 ribbon mic. The MXL R40 excels at vocal recording, as well as guitar, horns, and other acoustic instruments. *Note: While the R40 boasts a sturdy design, care should be taken placing it in front of high-SPL sources. The MXL R144 is an affordable ribbon microphone that provides the unique sound of ribbon microphone recordings from the jazz-age. This ribbon microphone is ideal for both individuals and professionals. Posted on 09. Expensive MXL R40. report. Comparison of MXL R150 vs MXL R144 Microphones.