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MXL Moves USB to the Desktop

Package is aimed at portable uses, podcasts.

MXL Technology, a division of Marshall Electronics, has a new USB microphone package, the Studio 1 Desktop Recording Kit.

The Studio 1 is aimed at portable audio needs, Internet and podcasters.

The whole kit includes a microphone, plastic carrying case, desktop mic stand and 10-foot USB cable.

The condenser microphone has a two-micron diaphragm. An onboard A/D converter allows for a USB connector at the base. A 1/8-inch jack for headphone use is mounted in the middle of the mic.

The digital parameters of the mic are 16-bit and a choice of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. Latency is claimed to be zero and the frequency response is reported to be 40 Hz to 20 kHz. The mic is compatible with Windows and Mac systems.