The black with black grill MXL 2003A Large Capsule Condenser Microphone is suitable for studio or live applications, providing clarity, presence, and detail. It features a cardioid pickup pattern and a bass roll-off switch which reduces low-frequency noises and proximity effect. A switchable -10dB pad provides extra headroom when recording extremely loud sound sources, and the vintage-style capsule design provides a smooth and even frequency response. The transformerless output provides low-noise operation and the mic operates on standard 48V phantom power. The 2003A includes a high-isolation shockmount.