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Electro-Voice PL35 Dynamic Supercardioid Snare & Tom Microphone


Includes DRC1 Drum Rim Clamp, Stand Adaptor & Gig Bag

The Electro-Voice PL35 is a professional-grade supercardioid dynamic microphone designed to deliver the power, punctuation and natural tones of toms and snare drums in any size sound reinforcement system or recording studio.

With its frequency response designed for that special tonal area toms and snare drums occupy, the PL35 delivers all of the "dialed-in" tone and percussive impact detail professional drummers and sound system engineers require.

The PL35’s tight supercardioid polar pattern is designed to minimize off-axis information from nearby drums and instruments entering the capsule, and allows for a very isolated instrument sound and higher gain before feedback. Cable clutter and positioning in tight spaces can always be an issue when miking toms and snares, and the PL35’s clever cable exit angle of 37.5° relative to the body reduces the vertical space above the drum required for the XLR connector and cable.

The PL35 is supplied with the unique DRC-1 drum rim clamp which eliminates the need for a floor stand and boom, and allows easy-on / easy-off attachment of the microphone to virtually any drum brand steel rim.


  • Weight Net: 8.32oz (236g)
  • Audio Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 16,000 Hz
  • Case Material: Die cast zinc
  • Connector Type: 3-pin XLR
  • Element: Dynamic
  • Family: PL Series
  • Finish: Textured Satin Black
  • Impedance, Low-Z balanced: 600?
  • Mic Type: Instrument
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 2.2mV/Pascal
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Power Requirement: Passive
  • Accessories Included: DRC1 Drum Rim Clamp, Stand Adaptor & Gig Bag

Application Notes
As with most directional microphones, the low frequency response of the PL35 microphone varies with the distance from the sound source. Known as “proximity effect”, the bass response of the microphone increases as the working distance to the microphone is reduced. This “bass boost” is only audible when working at distances closer than 6 inches. Therefore, working close to the microphone will produce a more robust sound. Using this microphone at distances greater than 6 inches provides minimal coloration from proximity effect.

Close-up positioning of the microphone will also reduce the potential for feedback from the sound reinforcement system. Then, the bass boost provides an increase in overall microphone output level. The mixer gain may be proportionately reduced, resulting in a reduction of the system’s sensitivity to feedback caused by sound entering the microphone from the loudspeakers.


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