Patterned after our popular Tempo USB mics, the MXL Tempo XLR is a perfect segue into XLR recording microphones. It is a stylish alternative to more expensive studio mics, yet offers many of the same features. It boasts a FET preamp with balanced output and the -10dB pre-attenuation switch lets you regulate transmission levels for additional recording options. The Tempo XLR shows its versatility on vocals, instruments, and percussion. The Tempo XLR is well-suited for home/project studios and up-and-coming artists looking for a quality studio microphone on a budget.