Marshall MXL V67G Review
Ideally, we’d all like to get the best equipment we can for as close to free as possible. More and more, manufacturers are aiming to produce quality audio equipment that is accessible and affordable. Enter Exhibit A, the MXL V67G manufactured by Marshall Electronics. This microphone gives high quality performance for a pretty great price (less than $100) and serves as a prime example of what can be done if we can all just do our best.
This one is charming and absolutely gorgeous. It’s a sexy, vintage-inspired large diaphragm FET condenser microphone with a transformer-coupled output and rising +3dB presence peak from 2kHz – 10kHz. The microphone’s capsule has a 25mm diaphragm made of 6-micron Mylar with dual back plates common in many of MXL’s microphones. The grill is metal mesh (double layered) with a gold finish and the brass body brushed an extremely retro shade of teal.
Now let me get the ugly out of the way first – I’m not crazy about the accessories, and Marshall Electronics does not produce matching pairs of this particular microphone. That said it’s all up from here. The V67G has a wide, flat frequency response and does a great job of adding warmth and depth to acoustic instruments, particularly stringed instruments, and vocals. Vocals have a crisp, natural sound, very open with a smooth and mellow finish. There’s very little need for compression (though the low-mids can sound a bit boxy).
The MXL V67G comes with a rather large, 1” gold-sputtered diaphragm and is packaged with a plastic mount and soft travel case. A shock mount can be purchased separately if one so desires. The V67G would work well in a home studio environment and even the occasional live performance. This microphone is well worth the investment.
-By John Redick
Marshall MXL V67G Resources:
Marshall MXL V67G Condenser Microphone Frequency Curve and Polar Pattern