The MXL Genesis Tube Microphone is constructed in a durable, metal capsule with a gold medal grill. Also included is a pop filter that fits perfectly around the mic. On the inside there is a Mullard 12AT7 tube to give this mic a rich, vintage classic tonality. The Mogami cable and wiring (included) offer exceptional audio fidelity. The quality and tone of this tube microphone are of those you would find in tube mics priced thousands of dollars higher. It's a versatile mic that will cut beautifully through the mix whether you are recording intimate vocals or fast-attacking rap. Clean highs, warm mids and a tight bottom-end, you can't go wrong with the MXL Genesis Tube Mic, especially at this price!