MXL V250 Mods
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
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 capsule. It will give you a neutral top end, great midrange detail, and a much more balanced sound.
#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.