Pearl Microphone Labs ELM-C
Cardioid Linear Condenser Incl. Shockmount 1930 and Wood Box
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.
- 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