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Electro-Voice PL37 Condenser Cardioid Overhead & Instrument Microphone


Includes Gig Bag & Stand Adaptor

The Electro-Voice PL37 is a professional-grade tight cardioid condenser microphone designed to deliver all of the crisp detail of cymbals, high-hats and percussion instruments in any size sound reinforcement system or recording studio.

With its frequency response designed for overhead drum set and percussion miking, the PL37 delivers all of the “dialed-in” tone and percussive transient response detail professional drummers and sound system engineers require.

The PL37’s tight cardioid polar pattern is designed to minimize off-axis information from nearby stage instruments entering the capsule, and allows for a clean drum set sound and higher gain before feedback. Although designed to be an overhead drum set and percussion microphone, the PL37 can also be used as an acoustic instrument microphone in applications where a condenser element capsule would be desired.


  • Weight Net: 6.21oz (176g)
  • Audio Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 16,000 Hz
  • Case Material: Die cast zinc
  • Connector Type: 3-pin XLR
  • Dynamic Range: 107dB
  • Element: Condenser (self-biased)
  • Family: PL Series
  • Finish: Textured Satin Black
  • Impedance, Low-Z balanced: 200?
  • Maximum SPL (1% THD): 132dB
  • Mic Type: Instrument
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 6mV/Pascal
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Power Requirement: Phantom Power 11 to 52 VDC
  • Accessories Included: Stand Adaptor with Euro thread insert & Gig Bag

Application Notes

This product requires external power to function (11 to 52 VDC, 4 mA), which is commonly supplied via the Phantom Power function on your sound system mixer or input module.

As with most directional microphones, the low frequency response of the PL37 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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