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Electro-voice PL84 EV MIC Condenser, Cardioid


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  • Voiced for intimate detail and presence
  • Smooth midrange frequency response
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • High-output self-biased condenser element
  • Shock mounted capsule and low handling noise
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions9.7 x 5.4 x 3 inches
Item model numberElectro-Voice
  
Additional Information
ASINB001BS7ALC
Shipping Weight1.1 pounds
Date First AvailableNovember 20, 2007
  
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  • Brand Name: Electrovoice
  • Model: Electro-Voice

Product Description

The PL84 handheld condenser mic delivers a high performance blend of a tight yet warm low end, smooth and musical midrange, and crisp yet silky high frequency content. Ideal for vocal styles requiring the finesse and articulation of a condenser, coupled with a forgiving and musical cardioid polar pattern for expressive mic techniques. The PL84 seriously challenges the performance characteristics of competitive condenser models costing twice as much.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AJ Hoehn on September 20, 2012
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Great Mic! NOTE: Requires Phantom Power, and is a very powerful mic, which usually means two things, singers love them and amateur sound guys hate them (Feedback).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kay bhee on December 15, 2011
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GET it

have used it to record
vocs, guitar and overhead drum mics as well as
full orchestra ( from 7 feet away)
and al l is good so far...with this all rounder
condenser ( 48v ) mic

GET it...i say
while it still sells a t this reasonable price !

EV mics seem to be quite a bit better than the
hard to find cheaply sennheiser mics too

have fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JeffH on September 20, 2012
I replaced my EV N/D 767a dynamic mic with this PL84 after comparing it directly to a Shure Beta 58, EV PL80a, SHURE SM58, EV N/D 167a, and of coarse the EV N/D 767a... the PL84 out performed every single one of them. I am very satisfied with this mic and actually ended up purchasing another one after hearing its' quality. I lead worship at our church, which has a fairly large stage, but I am still standing directly in front of the drums by about 8'. When I ordered the mic I was a bit worried that the drums would cause my mic to feedback or I'd get a ton of bleed over from the cymbals, but I am happy to say I have none of those issues. This mic is a very hot mic and if you are usually in a tight situation where you are close to the drummer or an amp, you may want to go with the EV PL80a. Also, don't assume that you can simply show up with this mic and play without giving the Sound Engineer time to adjust EQ's and stage volume. This mic requires setup and should not be treated like an SM58. It also requires Phantom Power, not every console has it, so be sure you communicate with your Engineer or buy your own direct box with it's own 48v (check out the Presonus TubePre v2 ~ $130 or the ART Tube MP ~ $30) Just to give you an idea; I have a lower voice than a typical singer might have, which in some mics sounds muddy, but sounds very clear on this one. My sister sang through this Mic as well, she usually uses a beta58 which this PL84 out performed.

Side Note: I highly recommend a compressor with this mic
Also it got 4 stars not 5 because the Neumann KMS 105 is the king of stage mics, so out of respect I could only give the PL84 4 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 3, 2012
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Purchased the mic because the technical specs were good and the price was phenomenal. It's already gone up 25 bucks since I ordered mine a week ago. I got the mic, took it out of the box and found that it had a good weight and balance, which matters for singers holding the mic. The mic was quiet while being held. I took it to an auditorium I engineer sound in and fired it up right next to and Audix dynamic vocal mic. The EV was clearer and had less proximity effect, but it had more sibilance. I put the wind screen from the audix on to the EV and it made no difference. After 10 minutes of use there came a pop pop popping not so gently knocking on my sound sytem's door. I tried three different inputs with the mic, three different cables, and they all gave loud pops and static with the mic. Weird. I took it home and plugged it in in my studio and worked it along side of my AT2020 and like it better for my voice. The AT was still good, but for when I do my vocals I will probably use the EV. I didn't get the snap, crackle, and pop in my studio. I will tell you this, if you want to guaratee you aren't getting sibilance singing live or in studio, hold the mic with your thumb over the top of the mic, right in the middle. I sing rock music as well as quieter passages and it had no sibilance while holding it that way. I think I will be able to get a much better "live" type of vocal when tracking with this mic because I will be holding it. The sound of the mic was good, a little less high-fi than my large diaphragm but kind of meaty sounding in the lower mids. The top end was crispy but not really harsh as such. The pattern is really tight. Get 4 inches off this mic and you will barely hear your audio. I like it, but the jury is out to see if it starts popping on me like some kind of cable short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PerryMike on March 15, 2013
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This EV PL84 mic has all the pluses a vocalist could ask for. Its frequency response is very wide, its handling noise is almost non-existent, it has a small proximity effect which does not "over-affect" as you sing closer to the mic, and it just feels right in your hand. There is no noticeable coloration of whatever sound it reproduces,, whether it be a voice or a cymbal. I probably wouldn't waste it on a kick drum, but it will do any other job you need it to do. Electro-Voice made a winner here!
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