PL84, PL84S
Cardioid Condenser
Vocal Microphone
Key Features:
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
Fine mesh Memraflex™ grille
General Description:
Thank you for purchasing the Electro-Voice® PL84 (or PL84S
switched version). This product is a professional-grade cardioid
condenser microphone designed to enhance the creative expression professional singers have built their craft around. With its warm
lows, musical mid-range and smooth high frequency response, the
PL84 captures all of the intimate detail expressive vocalists require.
Should you have purchased the PL84S, in addition to all of the
outstanding performance characteristics of the PL84, you’ll also
enjoy the added benefit of a virtually silent on/off switch that allows
electrical muting at the microphone. Although designed to be a vocal
microphone for music and spoken word, the PL84 will also function
well as an acoustic instrument microphone where a condenser element capsule would be desired.
Application Notes:
1) This product requires external power to function (see technical
specifications panel for voltage spec), which is commonly supplied
via the Phantom Power function on your sound system mixer or
input module.
2) As with most directional microphones, the low frequency response of the PL84 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. Using this microphone at distances greater
than 6 inches provides minimal coloration from proximity effect.
Proximity effect can be used to your advantage when a thin voice
is being recorded. As the vocalist decreases their working distance
to the microphone, the low frequency content is enhanced. Closeup positioning of the microphone will also reduce the potential for
feedback from the sound reinforcement system. When close-talked,
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 the
sound entering the microphone from the loudspeakers.
Technical Specifications:
Element Type:
Frequency Response:
Polar Pattern:
Sensitivity, Open Circuit
Voltage, 1 kHz:
Rated Impedance:
Max SPL (1% THD @1 kHz):
Self Noise:
Dynamic Range:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Power Requirements:
Microphone Connector:
This Electro-Voice® PL84 product is guaranteed against malfunction
due to defects in materials or workmanship for a period of three (3)
years from the date of original purchase. Please refer to the Limited
Warranty card included with your product for further warranty information.
Accessories Included:
Net Weight:
Shipping Weight:
Self-Biased Condenser
50 Hz - 20,000 Hz
3.5 mV/Pa (-49 dBV)
Positive pressure on diaphragm
produces positive voltage on pin 2
relative to pin 3
200 ohms
141 dB SPL
26 dB SPL, A-weighted
115 dB
68 dB (@94 dB SPL)
Phantom Supply Requirement:
11 to 52 VDC, 1.9 mA
3-pin, XLR-type
Textured black satin handle with
MemraflexTM grille
Length = 7.18” (182.5 mm)
Width = 1.93” (49.0 mm)
Shank = 0.93” (23.6 mm)
Stand adapter with Euro-thread
insert, Soft zippered gig bag
9.3 oz (261 g)
18.2 oz (516 g)
Frequency Response:
Polar Response:
Microphone Use and Placement
Please note that micing techniques are a matter of personal preference. These are merely guidelines to assist in the placement of the
microphone to gain optimal performance.
Optimal Placement
Vocals 0 to 6 inches away, aimed directly at the sound source.
Spoken Word
5 to 10 inches away, aimed directly at the sound source.
Standard Placement & Use Guidelines
1. Always point the microphone at the desired source of sound, and away from any unwanted sources.
2. The microphone should be located close to the sound source to minimize interference from other potential sound sources.
3. Use the 3-to-1 rule when using multiple microphones. Place each microphone three times farther from other microphones as from the desired sound source.
4. Minimize over-handling of the microphone to reduce unwanted mechanical noise.
Dimension Drawing:
PL84 Part Numbers
12000 Portland Avenue South, Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952/884-4051, Fax: 952/884-0043
© Bosch Communications Systems
Part Number LIT000245 Rev A
• PRD000159000
• PRD000160000
PL84, Cardioid Condenser Vocal
PL84S, Cardioid Condenser Vocal
Microphone with Switch
• ACC000045000
SA-PLV, Replacement Microphone Stand Adapter
• ACC000048001
WS-PLV, Optional Foam Windscreen, Black
U.S.A. and Canada only. For customer orders, contact Customer Service at:
800/392-3497 Fax: 800/955-6831
Europe, Africa, and Middle East only. For customer orders, contact Customer Service at:
+ 49 9421-706 0 Fax: + 49 9421-706 265
Other Internatonal locations. For customer orders, Contact Customer Service at:
+ 1 952 884-4051 Fax: + 1 952 887-9212
For warranty repair or service information, contact the Service Repair department at:
For technical assistance, contact Technical Support at: 866/78AUDIO
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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