PolarChoice PC-12/XLR
PolarChoice PC-18/XLR
Miniature Multi-Pattern
Podium Microphone
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Dual Capsule Design with four polar
patterns: Omnidirectional, Cardioid,
Supercardioid, and Hypercardioid.
Switchable high pass filter
Consistent on-axis response.
Available in 12 or 18 inch versions.
Non-reflecting black finish.
Three-pin male XLR-type output
connector.
Phantom powered back-electret
condenser
Packaged with a two-piece shock
mount
General Description:
The PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR and PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR are multi-pattern miniature gooseneck podium
microphones designed for sound reinforcement systems where sound quality and gain-before-feedback is of
major importance. The multi-pattern versatility of the PolarChoice microphone makes it true “problem solver”.
With 3 directional and one non-directional polar pattern available, the PolarChoice microphone is ideal for
virtually any installation. Polar patterns can be easily changed, using a small flat bladed screwdriver with the
front mounted rotary control. The control switch has the following settings:
Switch Setting Polar Pattern
Altering the polar pattern does not change the on-axis sonic character of the microphone; therefore changes in
equalizer settings are unnecessary. The PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR and PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR are acoustically
designed for high-quality sound reinforcement and broadcast applications. The frequency response is tailored
for wide-range sound reproduction with very natural sound pick-up for either distant or close-up use.
The small, dual diameter gooseneck has two supple joints and a rigid center tube. The rigid tube prevents
unsightly twisting of the gooseneck but permits the user to exactly position the microphone. The electronics
housing’s 3/4-inch diameter base is terminated with a male XLR-type 3-pin connector that allows the
microphone to be plugged directly into an existing panel-mount XLR receptacle. The housing is machined brass
for ruggedness and superior EMI/RFI attenuation. The PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR and PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR
are designed to be phantom-powered with a wide voltage range of 12-52V dc (DIN Standard 45 596).
PolarChoice PC-12/XLR PolarChoice PC-18/XLR Microphone
Applications:
The PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR and PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR can be used on lecterns, podiums, desk and table-tops, or
other applications which require a quick plug-in gooseneck microphone. To maximize gain-before-feedback the
PolarChoice™’s three directional polar patterns allow the user to pick the directional polar pattern for optimum effect. For
those applications where gain-before-feedback is not a problem, an omnidirectional pattern is included. Applications
requiring speaking close to the microphone at podiums, lecterns, or pulpits normally require a windscreen to control breath
noise and P-popping or, in some cases, wind noise from circulating air.
Technical Specifications:
Generation Element:
Dual condenser, back electret
Frequency Response:
50 Hz to 20,000 Hz (see chart)
Polar Patterns: (see chart)
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Supercardioid
Hypercardioid
Sensitivity:
Open Circuit Voltage, 1 kHz:
5.6mV/Pascal
Clipping Level (1% THD):
>135 dB SPL
Equivalent Noise:
<26 dB SPL “A” weighted
(0 dB=20 micropascals)
Dynamic Range:
>109 dB
Output Impedance, 1 kHz:
200 ohms
Power Requrements:
Phantom, 12 – 52 VDC
Current Consumption:
< 8 mA with P12 supply
Polarity:
Pin 2 positive, referenced to pin 3,
with positive pressure on the diaphragm
Dimensions:
Gooseneck Length:
PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR: 316.4 mm (12.5 in.)
PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR: 460.4 mm (18.1 in.)
Maximum Head Diameter: 14.6 mm (0.58 in.)
Gooseneck Diameter: 6.4/7.9 mm (0.25/0.312 in.)
Electronics Module Diameter: 20 mm (0.79 in.)
Connector Diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in.)
Accessories Furnished:
Windscreen
Two-piece shock mount
Optional Accessories:
FMK flange-mount kit
CPSM shock-mount kit
Color:
Nonreflecting black
Environmental Conditions:
Relative Humidity 0-50%:
-29° to 74°C (-20° to 165°F)
Relative Humidity 0 to 95%:
-29° to 57°C (-20° to 135°F)
Net Weight:
PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR:
170 grams (6.0 oz)
PolarChoice™ PC-18/XLR:
178 grams (6.3 oz)
Engineering Data Sheet
EV Multi-Port Windscreen:
Shock Mount Installation:
All PolarChoice microphones come with the exclusive EV
Multi-Port Windscreen. This unique one-piece ported design
offers greatly improved resistance to “P”-popping noise by
creating a two-stage filter that has an air space between the
stages. This makes the multi-port windscreen as effective as
much larger traditional designs.
Drill a 1-3/8 inch hole to mount the hard plastic flange
into the desk, table, or lectern top. Drill three holes to
secure the flange. The type of screws used to fasten
the flange will depend on the desktop material. To
insert the flexible shock mount:
1. Gently push the flexible shock mount onto the
electronics housing. Position the flexible shock mount
to cover the polar selection switch.
2. Insert the microphone and shock mount into the hard
plastic flange using a twisting action to seat the shock
mount.
Dimension Drawings:
Frequency Response:
Polars:
Architectural & Engineering Specs:
PolarChoice™ PC-12/XLR, PC-18/XLR
The microphone shall be a back-electret condenser type with a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz. The microphone shall have a nominal, balanced output
impedance of 200 ohms. The microphone shall have four selectable polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, supercardioid, and hypercardioid. The microphone
shall have an output level of 5.6 mV/Pascal, and outputs shall not be appreciably affected by the following temperature and humidity extremes: -29° to 74° C (20° to 165°F) when the relative humidity is 0-50%; -29° to 57°C (-20° to 135°F) when the relative humidity is 0-95%. Dimensions shall be 433 mm (17 in.) long
(PC-12/XLR), and 577.5 mm (22.7 in.) long, (Pc-18/XLR) with a maximum head diameter of 14.6 mm (0.58 in). The PC-12/XLR microphone shall include a 318 mm
(12.5 in.) gooseneck. The PC-18/XLR microphone shall include a 460 mm (18.1 in.) gooseneck. The PC-12/XLR and PC-18/XLR goosenecks will be terminated with
a professional XLR-type 3-pin style connector. The microphone will have a switchable high pass filter to roll off low frequencies. The microphone shall be of metal
construction. The microphone will include an external windscreen. The microphone shall have a nonreflecting black finish. The Electro-Voice PolarChoice™ PC-12/
XLR or PC-18/XLR is specified.
Warranty (Limited)
Electro-Voice products are guaranteed against malfunction due to defects in materials or workmanship for a specified period, as noted in the individual productline statement(s) below, or in the individual product data sheet or owner’s manual, beginning with the date of original purchase. If such malfunction occurs during
the specified period, the product will be repaired or replaced (at our option) without charge. The product will be returned to the customer prepaid.
Exclusions and Limitations: The Limited Warranty does not apply to: (a) exterior finish or appearance; (b) certain specific items described in the individual
product-line statement(s) below, or in the individual product data sheet or owner’s manual; (c) malfunction resulting from use or operation of the product other
than as specified in the product data sheet or owner’s manual; (d) malfunction resulting from misuse or abuse of the product; or (e) malfunction occurring at any
time after repairs have been made to the product by anyone other than Electro-Voice Service or any of its authorized service representatives.
Electro-Voice Wired Microphones are guaranteed against malfunction from any cause for three (3) years from the date of original purchase. Any and all active
electronics incorporated in these microphones are guaranteed against malfunction due to defects in materials or workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the
date of original purchase. The Limited Warranty does not extend to cables, cable connectors, or switches.
Obtaining Warranty Service:
To obtain warranty service, a customer must deliver the product, prepaid, to Electro-Voice Service or any of its authorized service representatives together with
proof of purchase of the product in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice. For warranty repair or service information, contact the Service Repair
department at: 800/392-3497.
Incidental and Consequential Damages Excluded:
Product repair or replacement and return to the customer are the only remedies provided to the customer. Electro Voice shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages including, without limitation, injury to persons or property or loss of use. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Other Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
For Technical Assistance, contact Technical Support at 800/234-6831 or 616/695-6831, M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Specifications
subject to change without notice.
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© Telex Communications, Inc. 2/2003
Part Number 38110-215 Rev. A
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For warranty repair or service information, contact the Service Repair department at:
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Specifications subject to change without notice.