I had two MXL 910 mics to mod. Originally, I was going to make a “matched pair” of transformerless mics, but then I had the idea of making them cousins instead of twins. So one (red) has undergone a transformer conversion and is using our BFM transformer board. The other (green) is a transformerless mic using our jaSb board. The red transformer-coupled mic is using a high quality CineMag transformer. Both mics have high quality hand-assembled and tuned circuitry.
The tiny MXL capsules in both mics are replaced with k47-style LDCs.
Being an avid sailor, I decided to call these the “Channel Marker” pair. I’m bundling them together at a very nice price and this is a great way to get two flavors added to your studio. They both sound great. The transformer-coupled one has a little more going on harmonically and a subtle bit of compression on transients.
The green one was originally a Michael Joly (MJE) build. As such, the inner layer of mesh is removed from the headbasket.
Both mics are configured for Cardioid Pattern only. No shockmounts are included. I strongly recommend the Boseen shockmount available on Amazon, Sweetwater and elsewhere for this and any other MXL mic. Contact me if you have any questions about these mics.