The R40 is an OEM (MF) version of the R144. Dec, 2011 by Tim Bushong in News. *Note: While the R40 boasts a sturdy design, care should be taken placing it in front of high-SPL sources. The MXL R40 excels at vocal recording, as well as guitar, horns, and other acoustic instruments. Pros. KK4PIV Rating ... At the suggestion of several of my fellow hams, I invested the $99.95 in an MXL R144 Ribbon Mic. Sometimes can be found a few bucks cheaper. **Do not use phantom power with the R40. This ribbon microphone is ideal for both individuals and professionals. Expensive MXL R40. PDA. This thread is archived. Shock mount included Good sound quality Quick response time. MXL R40. share. It has high SPL capabilities that ensure you can use several instruments to complement your voice. The MXL R144 HE is no exception featuring a shock mount and durable design. View Full Version : MXL R40 ribbon mic. Extreme close-miking at very high SLP can damage any ribbon mic. I have not had an R40 in my hands, but I have tested the R144. mandotrout777. Cons. Posted on 09. 57% Upvoted. Extreme close-miking at very high SLP can damage any ribbon mic. The MXL R144 is an affordable ribbon microphone that provides the unique sound of ribbon microphone recordings from the jazz-age. ... ($50 vs up to $1300) :grin:. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Mic Review: MXL R40 Ribbon. I've heard some great things about them, but can anyone confirm that? I recently purchased an MXL R40 Ribbon microphone from Musician’s Friend. 1 comment. Does any one have one of these, I'm looking into buying a ribbon mic, but on a college budget. Compare the main Features, Specifications, Prices and Select the Best Model. So, not really a recording post, but an equipment post- my first one- and I hope to be able to do more in the future. Tip: MXL R40 is essentially same mic but is an OEM for other companies to put their label on or house label perhaps. With a good, quiet, high gain preamp it was perfectly usable. Mandolin Cafe Forum > Instruments and Equipment > Equipment > MXL R40 ribbon mic. Comparison of MXL R150 vs MXL R144 Microphones. report. save. **Do not use phantom power with the R40. The MXL R40 excels at vocal recording, as well as guitar, horns, and other acoustic instruments. While not suitable for all recordings, the R144’s warmth and smooth top-end provides a new sound character to diversify your microphone collection. *Note: While the R40 boasts a sturdy design, care should be taken placing it in front of high-SPL sources. hide.