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
- Individual frequency graph
|Frequency response||20Hz - 25kHz|
|Operating Voltage||48 volts|
|Rec. load imp||1k ohms|
|Current consumption||2.7 mA|
|Self noise||10 dBA|
|Max SPL||126 dB|
|Dimensions||192 x ø32 mm/28mm|