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.

Technical spec data

Package includes

  • Wooden box

  • Microphone shockmount 1930

  • Individual frequency graph

Frequency response

Specifications

 

Polar pattern

Sensitivity

Frequency response

Impedance

Operating Voltage

Rec. load imp

Current consumption

Self noise

Max SPL

Connector

Dimensions

Weight

 

Cardioid

22mV/Pa

20Hz - 25kHz

100 ohms

48 volts

1k ohms

2.7 mA

10 dBA

126 dB

3-pin XLR

192 x ø32 mm/28mm

305 g