MXL V250 Mods

MXL V250

We offer two modification/upgrade options for the MXL V250. The easy but sonically significant change is to replace the mic's small-diaphragm capsule with one of our premium large-diaphragm models.

For those with more DIY experience, and for those who demand a world-class microphone, we offer a drop-in replacement audio circuit kit.


#1: Capsule Replacement

RK-47 capsule

The small-diaphragm MXL V250 capsule tends to have an uneven, peaky response. We've measured dozens, and invariably find a sharp notch in the 6-9kHz range, and a sharp peak in the 12-15kHz range.

The V250 sounds much more full, warm, and balanced after a true large-diaphragm capsule is installed. Simply replacing the capsule should yield a slight improvement in the mic's signal to noise ratio, too.

If you choose to leave the circuit as is, install an RK-47 or RK7 capsule. Both will give you a neutral top end, great midrange detail, and a much more balanced sound.

If you choose to install our circuit replacement kit, too, you could opt for a more brightly voiced capsule like our RK-12 or RK-87, to achieve alternative sonic colors.



#2: MP-V57 Circuit Replacement Kit

The MXL V250 is a wonderful container for our top-of-the-line transformerless PCB kit, the MP-V57. This is a full circuit replacement, using uncompromising audiophile parts. It will deliver a microphone with very high sensitivity (25-50mV/Pa), very low self noise (6-12dBA), extremely low distortion, and a pristine audio signal quality.

Click for more info on the MP-V57 PCB kit.