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Pearl Microphone Labs ELM-C

Pearl Microphone Labs ELM-C

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

    This model meets very specific recording demands

    Conventional microphone capsules are round. It's an easy shape to produce but it has one significant disadvantage — a primary resonance frequency. That's why so many microphones have unnatural boost in the 5-10 kHz region. Pearl's rectangular capsule has almost no resonances at all, a fact that pleases many audio engineers.


    Pearl has made rectangular capsules for many years now, but never before with such an extreme (7:1) length/width ratio. The resulting polar pattern is that of a cardioid in the horizontal plane while it vastly reduces high frequencies in the vertical axis. This is very useful when isolating a sound source from, say, floor and ceiling reflections.


    Pearl ELM-C can be used MS stereo setup (in conjunction with a figure-of-eight microphone, such as the Pearl ELM-B) or when used in a pair for XY stereo use.


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


    Package includes

    • Wooden box
    • Microphone shockmount 1930



    Polar pattern Cardioid
    Sensitivity 22mV/Pa
    Frequency response 20Hz - 25kHz
    Impedance 100 ohms
    Operating Voltage 48 volts
    Rec. load imp 1k ohms
    Current consumption 2.7 mA
    Self noise 10 dBA
    Max SPL 126 dB
    Connector 3-pin XLR
    Dimensions 192 x ø32 mm/28mm
    Weight 305 g
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