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MXL-990 Mod Kit

Austin Ribbon Microphones presents a Ribbon Mic upgrade kit for the MXL 990 Microphone. You get all the parts to convert your MXL-990 to a world-class USA ribbon microphone.


Follow the step-by-step, fully-illustrated instructions to cut, corrugate and install your own ribbon, disassemble the MXL990, then solder the connector & transformer to build yourself a professional Ribbon Microphone.

Specialty tools are included in each kit, but you’ll need some basic tools like jeweler’s screwdrivers, pliers, a razor blade and a soldering iron. Your MXL-990 can be upgraded on a kitchen table in one evening.

We all know the MXL 990 is a brittle, bright condenser that is hard to use. An Austin MXL 990 ribbon microphone conversion kit gets this mic out of the closet and back into your studio. Great for recording electric and acoustic guitars and bringing-out the warmth of studio vocals. Check out this sample from Lauren Hermann.

Cinemag and Lundahl Transformer options, plus our outstanding OTA-2 Ribbon Microphone Transformer, wound exclusively for us in Texas.

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