The MXL R144 HE is a classic ribbon microphone that enhances instrument recordings with a rich vintage tone and room sound. This compact studio microphone is perfect for recording loud instruments such as horns and electric guitars.


Ribbon Microphone

Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 HE offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.

  • Perfect for a musician who needs a workhorse ribbon mic
  • Mellow sound with a rich midrange and rolled-off top end
  • Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
  • High SPL capability—ideal for horns and electric guitars
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy
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wired with Mogami Cable

Ribbon Velocity Microphone
Ribbon Element:
1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
Ribbon Length:
Frequency Range:
20Hz -17kHz
Polar Pattern:
-56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
250 ohms
Rated Load Impedance:
>1500 Ohms
Max SPL for 0.1% THD:
>130 dB @1 kHz
47mm x 171mm/1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
400g/0.85 lbs
Metal Finish:
Silver Frost body and Chrome Grill
Polar Pattern
Included Accessories
R144-HE Shockmount
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MXL Microfiber
Cleaning Cloth
Silver Flight Case

MXL R144-HE Microphone

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