The new MXL DX-2Â® Variable Dynamic Instrument Microphone allows limitless customization of tone and pickup with innovative design for optimal microphone performance and placement. It is flat-faced for side address pickup while the crossfade knob allows blending between two distinctly different capsules with complimentary characteristics. The slotted semi-open back lets Capsule 1's super cardioid large capsule pick up ambient and naturalistic room tone; Capsule 2's cardioid small capsule offers complete rejection of monitor and stage volume. Its design also allows for optimal placement directly on guitar cabinets with a higher SPL tolerance for horns and drums. Sturdy all-metal body construction for enhanced durability to withstand extended on-stage use and internal MOGAMIÂ® wiring for unmatched clarity. This unique body style represents a step forward for MXL microphone designs and will set the standard for future MXL innovation.