MXL 2008 Mods

MXL 2008 microphone

The MXL 2008 is virtually identical to the MXL 2006, and the same mods apply. It is a great host for our RK-47 capsule, and for our premium transformerless circuit kit.

#1: Capsule Replacement

RK-47 capsule

The stock capsule in the MXL 2008 is a 32mm K67 type. It is not well-suited to the mic's linear circuit. Replacing this with our RK-47 will give you microphone a much more full, warm, and balanced sound.

If you choose to install our circuit replacement kit, too (see below), 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 2008 will easily accommodate our premium transformerless PCB kit, the MP-V57. This is a full circuit replacement, using uncompromising audiophile parts. It provides an internal switch that can be configured at build time as either a Cardioid/Omni pattern switch (assuming you've replaced the stock capsule with one of our dual-diaphragm models), or as a -10dB pad.

The circuit also provides the option of building corrective high-frequency EQ into the circuit, to make even the stock capsule sound more balanced and less sibilant. That said, we find our replacement capsules to offer superior sensitivity and self-noise performance, and smoother response overall.

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