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Pearl Microphone Labs ELM-A

Pearl Microphone Labs ELM-A

180 Linear Stereo Condenser Incl. Shockmount 1930 and Wood Box
  • Description:

    This model meets very specific recording demands

    Pearl's linear capsule has more than twice the surface area of large-diameter round capsules. This gives excellent signal-to-noise ratio and a near resonance-free frequency response. The ELM-A's speciality is its polar pattern that is a normal cardioid horizontally and much narrower vertically.


    The ELM-A has two separate outputs via a 5 pin XLR connector. Both outputs deliver independent cardioids, one from each membrane of the dual membrane capsule, i.e. "Back to Back" output or 180 degrees stereo. Both sides can be used simultaneously or independently. When the ELM-A is connected to two inputs at the console/DAW, an omni, figure-of-eight or cardioid pattern can be obtained by using the pan pots and phase shifting of one channel.


    The ELM-A is finished in piano black ED lacquer with a white logo, ring and engraved model number.


    Package includes

    • Wooden box
    • Microphone shockmount 1930
    • Individual frequency graph



    Polar pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-of-eight
    Sensitivity 22mV/Pa
    Frequency response 20Hz - 25kHz
    Impedance 100 ohms
    Operating Voltage 48 volts
    Rec. load imp 1k ohms
    Current consumption 3.5 mA
    Self noise 11 dBA
    Max SPL 126 dB
    Connector 5-pin XLR
    Dimensions 192 x ø32 mm/28mm
    Weight 305 g
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