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Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 03:21 pm
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New Addition - MXL V77!
So, a little over a week ago, I made a phone call on an offer I simply couldn't refuse...  A person online was claiming to be selling a MXL V77 tube microphone brand-new in-the-box for incredibly cheap.  This microphone didn't mean much to me at the time, but something intrigued me about it.  After 20 minutes or so with google, I knew I needed to get this mic.  The mic has been discontinued since sometime early this century, and quite a few people have made it a mission of theirs to find a V77, or even try to build one themselves.

So, after a quick phone call, I had secured Advanced Budget Studios to be the home of this new MXL V77.

Fedex delivered it to my home today.

After making sure I had everything connected correctly, I made a quick pass at recording my voice through it, and all I can say is: WOW!  For the price, I don't think anything can even come close.

So, with this post, I simply announce the arrival of a new addition to our little studio...   It should prove to be a very worthy tenant.
Comment by Jesse on Jan. 25, 2010 @ 01:08 pm
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm screaming into it right now through my browser. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like!
 
Comment by Nick O on Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:48 pm
Welcome to the club! I got mine pretty cheap on ebay a year or 2 ago and it is an amazing mic for the money. No one disputes this. In fact many believe that MXL has never topped it since and one poster on gearslutz said that it comes very close to the quality of his Neumann M149, a 6,000.00 dollar mic!
Comment by Rock Lay on Jul. 18, 2010 @ 03:28 pm
 actually have a V77 we purchased new and used lightly in a smoke free studio.we have

transformed from a 2 room pro-tools studio to a TV broadcast final cut editing suite.The

V77 has been locked up for at least 5 years now (pristine condition).If there is someone 

who just has to have one; we would consider an offer.Thanks

                                          SOLID ROCK RECORDING CO- INDPLS ( Rock Lay)
Comment by rock lay on Jul. 18, 2010 @ 03:29 pm
 rocklay@comcast.net
Comment by Ken on Aug. 13, 2011 @ 07:40 am
I purchased mine brand new in 2003 & I the clarity on this thing is STILL truly amazing!  The best piece of equipment I've bought to date!
Comment by anonymous on Sep. 25, 2011 @ 06:36 pm
I just sold mine for 300, and instantly regretted it, and to my disbelief found two of them gently used sitting in a music store for 200 each. They may even be a matched pair, as they both have the same date of manufacture handwritten inside. But I don't have any tools to plot their frequency responses at the moment.

They were each inside their original boxes, complete with shockmounts.

Keepers this time.

I also read that these mics have a dual diaphragm element installed, but only use one side?

What are the best tubes to put in these? Anyone try yet with clear and significant results?

Cheers

Maestro AL