The Electro-Voice Model PL10 dynamic cardioid instrument microphone
Description and Applications The Electro-Voice Model PL10 is a professional quality dynamic cardioid microphone created especially for music recording and live sound reinforcement applications requiring a flat frequency response over a wide range. The extended frequency response, coupled with an excellent transient response, makes the PL10 easily compatible with the finest microphones for pick-up of musical instruments or voices. The PL10 is a continuously Variable-D microphone.
Designed as a cardioid mic, the PL10 offers the greatest sound rejection at 180° off axis with a wide rear angle of attenuation which is typical of a cardioid microphone. Directional control is so effective that the frequency response is nearly independent of angular location of the sound source, creating a minimal off-axis coloration, yet providing the greatest possible rejection of unwanted sounds. An integral blast and wind filter covers each acoustical opening on the PL10. At recording sessions or on stage, vocalists can work the microphone up close, singing with their lips almost touching the grille with no worry of P pops or excessive sibilance. The wind filter also shock mounts the internal microphone element, reducing the transition of vibration from external sources such as drum or cymbal stands.
Utilizing this mechanical nesting concept of the internal transducer parts nested within a protective wind filter and shock mount, the PL10 is able to withstand all rigors of professional use. The PL10 will provide excellent sonic results when used with floor toms, elevated tom-toms, conga drums, brass instruments, guitar or bass speaker cabinets, and stand-mounted lead or background vocals.
Frequency Response: 75-15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Impedance: Lo-Z (150 ohms nominal)
Sensitivity, Open Circuit Voltage: 1.41 mV/Pascal at 1,000 Hz
Power Level: −55.8 dB at 1,000 Hz (0 dB=1 mW/Pascal)
Hum Pickup Level: −120 dBm/mOe at 60 Hz
Case Material: Steel
Dimensions: 134.6 mm (5.3 in.) long, 42.2 mm (1.7 in.) wide
Finish: Non-reflecting gray
Net Weight: 315 g (11 oz.)
List Price: $354 in 1986 (No microphones are for sale on this web site.)
Text and illustrations are from the Electro-Voice Model PL10 Engineering Data Sheet 531609-003