Pearl Microphones

Microphones have been around for over a hundred years, and there are a handful of manufacturers that live on through the decades. Pearl Mikrofonlaboratorium AB is one of these companies. Founded in Stockholm in 1941 by Rune Rosander, Pearl can look back on more than 75 years of microphone history.

«We’re proving Rune Rosander right in continuing our proud tradition of using rectangular membranes in our microphones», says Bernt Malmqvist, Pearl’s current owner. Mr Rosander developed this idea in the sixties. «Our capsule has been refined and updated over the years, and many customers consider it the best condenser capsule around. It sure is our distinctive feature».

Pearl Microphones

Pearl Clarity

More than just a microphone, it is a statement!
The Clarity microphone is well adapted to every kind of application, recording inthe studio or live.

This microphone offers two different capsule heads, cardioid and omni. The Clarity can be purchased with either capsule head or both. It has a low noise transformerless pre-amplifier.

The  follow site PMLClarity will perform well in capturing orchestras, choirs, all kinds of instruments and as overheads for drum kits.

Alternatively, the PML Clarity will perform well on a lectern or in a Radio/TV studio, where its small size and discreet appearance is an advantage.

The PML Clarity has a durable black Chrome surface finish. It is delivered in a shock-proof carton tube. The tube has room for both capsule heads.

The model 1820-T clip is included.

Pearl CB 22

The figure-of-eight sister in the extremely useful 22 family Rectangular capsule microphone with a small footprint. Flat frequency response, figure-of-eight characteristics and useful in an MS Stereo setup.

We like to think of the 22 series as our most allround models. The CB 22 is the figure-of-eight member of the 22 family. It uses Pearl’s large, rectangular, dual membrane capsule. Its natural and uncoloured sound makes it an excellent choice for capturing the nuances and timbres of musical instruments and vocal performances. The sound of the CB 22 is further enhanced by the extremely quiet 48 volt transformerless preamplifier circuit. The very flat frequency response is resonance-free and extends far into the lower frequencies.

Pearl CB 22 is particularly useful in an MS stereo setup (in conjunction with a cardioid microphone) or when used in a pair to create a Blumlein stereo set up.

The CB 22 is finished in piano black ED lacquer with a red logo, ring and engraved model number.

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  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

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Polar pattern Figure of eight
Sensitivity 20mV/Pa
Frequency response 20Hz – 25kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1k ohms
Current consumption 3.2 mA
Self noise 13 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 150 x ø32 mm/28mm
Weight 270 g

Pearl CC 22

The cardioid sister in the extremely useful 22 family

Pearl CC 22 is currently our most popular model. Unlike the common type of round, large condensers, our unique rectangular membrane capsule gives a very flat frequency response. The sound is extremely natural and makes the CC 22 an ideal choice for almost any studio application. Vocals, acoustic guitar, string sections, woodwind, percussion… the list of typical CC 22 usage is almost endless.

The CC 22 is the cardioid sister in the 22 family and probably the model you’ll find most useful in most situations. Its 30mm diameter, side access design often makes it possible to capture sound where traditional condensers simply won’t fit.

Besides using the CC 22 as a mono microphone, it can also be used in a pair for XY stereo or as the cardioid element in an MS stereo setup.

The CC 22 is finished in piano black ED lacquer with a yellow logo, ring and engraved model number.

Package includes

  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

Specifications

Polar pattern Cardiod
Sensitivity 18mV/Pa
Frequency response 20Hz – 25kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1k ohms
Current consumption 2.3 mA
Self noise 12 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 150 x ø32 mm/28mm
Weight 270 g

Pearl CO 22

The omni sister in the extremely useful 22 family

When looking for a solid omni pattern microphone, you should definitely take a closer look at Pearl’s CO 22. It has everything its sister models offer in terms of flat frequency response and very quiet operation. The unique rectangular Pearl capsule really comes to its right in the CO 22.

When you want to capture sounds in a particularly sweet sounding room, the CO 22 gives you the full sonic picture. Also, its omni characteristics makes it ideal for AB stereo recording (when used as a pair).

The CO 22 is finished in piano black ED lacquer with a white logo, ring and engraved model number.

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  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

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Polar pattern Omni-directional
Sensitivity 16mV/Pa
Frquency response 20Hz – 25kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1k ohms
Current consumption 2.3 mA
Self noise 13 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 150 x ø32 mm/28mm
Weight 270 g

Pearl ELM-A

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.

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  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

Specifications

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

Pearl ELM-B

Our 72 mm long membrane in a figure-of-eight configuration

Line source loudspeakers are well known in professional audio: they give a good horizontal spread have a narrower vertical pattern. The Pearl linear microphone capsule has similar properties, though these are not its only advantage.

In practice, the ELM series is ideal when you want to record a wide field of sound but keep resonances from floor and ceiling to a minimum. Or alternatively, you can turn the microphone 90 degrees and cut out a vertical portion of sound, e.g. recording one musician but not the surrounding ones.

Pearl ELM-B can be used MS stereo setup (in conjunction with a cardioid microphone) or when used in a pair to create a Blumlein stereo set up.

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

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  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

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Specifications

Polar pattern Figure-of-eight
Sensitivity 18mV/Pa
Frequency response 20Hz – 25kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1k ohms
Current consumption 2.7 mA
Self noise 12 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 192 x ø32 mm/28mm
Weight 305 g

Pearl ELM-C

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
  • Individual frequency graph

Specifications

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

Pearl priority

All round. Large membrane. Fixed cardioid. 5 kHz Boost. Stainless steel.

Pearl PRIORITY is a large membrane condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pick-up pattern. This all-new design has got a completely new membrane,
designed to facilitate production and thereby enabling a lower
price. And of course, it is a rectangular membrane!

The Pearl PRIORITY is equipped with the brand new 2900 single membrane rectangular capsule. The capsule has an unusually large membrane for a single membrane capsule which contributes to the astonishing sonic capabilities of the Pearl PRIORITY.

The frequency response curve of the Pearl PRIORITY is just as flat as all other Pearl microphone products. Pearl PRIORITY is an all-round microphone and can be used for any acoustic instrument or for vocals. However, Pearl PRIORITY’s capsule has been deliberately tuned and the frequency curve shows a slight increase (2-3 dB) around 5kHz which corresponds to the “presence increase” often sought after, in particular for vocals.

The appearance of the Pearl PRIORITY is different from the CC22/ELM range of microphones. The Pearl PRIORITY will have a somewhat larger stainless steel housing and features a green LED on the front side of the microphone, which should be appealing to home studio owners and vocalists who can actually see their microphone being powered up. Pearl PRIORITY will be delivered in a smart, whisky-bottle style carton with an additional storage pouch. A simple clip will be included in the delivery, and more elaborate shock- mounts will be available separately.

Specifications

Polar pattern Cardiod
Sensitivity 17mV/Pa +/-1dB
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1k ohms
Current consumption 2.3 mA
Self noise 14 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 3-pin XLR
Dimensions 135 x 42mm
Weight 250 g

Pearl TL 44

Select polar pattern during mixdown or record in stereo

Pearl legendary rectangular capsule serves several purposes in TL 44. First of all, the capsules are mounted back-to-back and the XLR connextor is 5-pin with two discrete output channels.

Connect the two outputs to two mixer channels or two inputs on your soundcard. When recording a mono sound, such as vocals or a small acoustic instrument, direct one capsule to the sound source. By configuring your mixer/DAW accordingly, you can obtain cardioid, omni or figure-of-eight pattern characteristics, all continuously variable. And even during mixdown, after recording.

You can also position the TL 44 with its capsules angled 90 degrees from a stereo sound source and obtain a 180 degrees XY stereo image. Add to this a very flat frequency response with a neutral low end, and it’s easy to see why the TL 44 is an ideal microphone for recording anything from a vocalist to a church organ.

The TL 44 is finished in black ED lacquer with an illuminating LED confirming 48v phantom power.

Package includes

  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

Specifications

Polar pattern Cardioid, omni, figure-of-eight (or anything in between) or 180° XY stereo
Sensitivity 16 mV/Pa
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance 100 ohms
Operating Voltage 48 volts
Rec. load imp 1 K ohms
Current consumption 3.5 mA
Self noise 14 dBA
Max SPL 126 dB
Connector 5-pin XLR
Dimensions 145 x ø31 mm
Weight 260 g

PML DS 70

The new PML DS 70 is a four channel multi pattern stereophonic microphone. It features Pearl’s legendary rectangular membrane capsules, optimized internal wiring and body as well as several innovations which will facilitate the use on on-site or studio recording and create a superior sound quality.

The new PML DS 70 is a four channel multi pattern stereophonic microphone. It features Pearl’s legendary rectangular membrane capsules, optimized internal wiring and body as well as several innovations which will facilitate the use on on-site or studio recording and create a superior sound quality.

For almost twenty years, the Pearl DS 60 with its quad channel capabilities has been one of the world’s most coveted microphones. In 2012, the DS 60 was awarded “Editor’s Choice” by the German audio publication “Professional Audio Magazin”.

Pearl Microphones, one of the world’s leading microphone manufacturers, has now developed a new quad channel, multi- purpose microphone, the DS 70. The DS 70 features two dual membrane capsules allowing users to pick up and record in M-S, X/Y, Blumlein, Surround, Omni, Cardiod, Figure eight and other patterns. The four channels are connected to the console or DAW discretely, allowing the sound engineer to delay the final decision on patterns and room ambience to the post production phase.

In the DS 70, the fixture of the capsules is new, allowing a larger, more homogeneous aperture which minimizes internal reflections. It also provides a stable arrangement of the capsule reducing susceptibility to vibrations and creating an optimized phase accuracy between the two capsules.

DS 70 has, compared with its predecessor, an improved indication system allowing an immediate assignment of each capsule membrane to the respective output cable.

The DS 70 is fitted with the legendary Pearl 2800 capsules with rectangular membrane technology. Furthermore, for its internal wiring, the DS 70 features highly sophisticated wires from specialized Swiss wire and cable manufacturer Vovox.

The DS 70 has been designed to meet the highest demands by sound professionals and will be a valuable tool for anyone recording on-site. For small groups of instruments, vocals, organs or as a surround microphone, this microphone excels not only by being extremely user friendly but also with a sound quality based on Pearl’s legendary 2800 capsule.

Package includes

  • The DS 70 is delivered in an aluminium flight case, with a 10 metre 8 core cable and a four way splitter termination box for 4 x 3-pin XLR ́s to the console or sound interface and a Rycote elastic suspension.

Pearl TLC 90

Handheld condenser microphone for stage use. A singer’s dream

Pearl provides the performer with a stage microphone, designed to deliver a powerful sound under severe live conditions. The cardioid pattern and a gentle presence boost ensures that the artist is heard and that feedback is reduced to an absolute minimum.

Hand and stand noises are kept very low thanks to an intelligent housing design and an LED indicates that phantom power is on. The front of the TLC 90 is removable for easy cleaning and the sturdy black lacquer finish will keep your investment looking as new, year after year.

Package includes

  • Soft bag
  • Microphone clamp
  • Individual frequency graph