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MXL R80 vs MXL R144: Which is Best?

In the field of recording and studio equipment, MXL manufactures high performance audio products for professionals and recording enthusiasts around the globe. MXL R80 and MXL R144 are the Ribbon Microphones manufactured by MXL. In this post, we will compare the specifications of both models.

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MXL R144

Feature Comparison

FeatureMXL R80MXL R144
Polar PatternFigure-8Figure-8
TypeRibbon MicRibbon Mic
Ribbon Element1.8 micron aluminum ribbon1.8 micron aluminum ribbon
Ribbon Length36mm47mm 🏆
Frequency Range20Hz – 20kHz20Hz -17kHz
Sensitivity (0 dB=1V/Pa)-54 dB 🏆-56 dB
Impedence250 ohms250 ohms
Rated Load Impedance>1500 ohms>1500 ohms
Max SPL for 0.1% THD>130 dB @1 kHz>130 dB @1 kHz
Size47mm x 192mm
1.85” x 7.56”
47mm x 171mm
1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
Weight320g/0.71 lbs400g/0.85 lbs
High SPL CapabilityYesYes
AccessoriesHard mount mic stand adapter
Cleaning cloth
Black Shockmount
Cleaning Cloth
Ideal ForGuitar cabinets and HornsAcoustic Instruments, Strings and Horns
Rejection90° off access90° off access
PriceCheck AmazonCheck Amazon


All in all, both Microphones are more or less similar except for a couple of specs. I would prefer to go with the mic MXL R144 which has larger diaphragm.

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