Microphones have been around for over a hundred years, and there are a handful of manufacturers that live on through the decades. Pearl Mikrofonlaboratorium AB is one of these companies. Founded in Stockholm in 1941 by Rune Rosander, Pearl can look back on more than 75 years of microphone history.
Some classic Pearl models, still much sought after among audio geeks, are valve microphones 8-CK and C-2. Highly desirable transistor models include TC-4, DC 96 and DC-63. These microphones can be found on the second hand market, but as with all quality brands, their prices are higher now than when these products were new.
As of 2018, Milab has moved its production to Pearl's facilities in Åstorp and both brands are now being manufactured under the same roof.
Pearl legendary rectangular capsule serves several purposes in TL 44. First of all, the capsules are mounted back-to-back and the XLR connextor is 5-pin with two discrete output channels. Connect the two outputs to two mixer channels or two inputs...View full product details
The Pearl PRIORITY is a large membrane condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pick-up pattern. This all-new design has got a completely new membrane, designed to facilitate production and thereby enabling a lower price. And of course, it is a...View full product details
Conventional microphone capsules are round. It's an easy shape to produce but it has one significant disadvantage a primary resonance frequency. That's why so many microphones have unnatural boost in the 5-10 kHz region. Pearl's rectangular capsule has almost no...View full product details
Line source loudspeakers are well known in professional audio: they give a good horizontal spread have a narrower vertical pattern. The Pearl linear microphone capsule has similar properties, though these are not its only advantage. In practice, the ELM series...View full product details
Pearl's linear capsule has more than twice the surface area of large-diameter round capsules. This gives excellent signal-to-noise ratio and a near resonance-free frequency response. The ELM-A's speciality is its polar pattern that is a normal cardioid horizontally and much...View full product details
The Pearl PML DS 70 is a four channel multi pattern stereophonic microphone. It features Pearl's legendary rectangular membrane capsules, optimized internal wiring and body as well as several innovations which will facilitate the use on on-site or studio recording...View full product details
When looking for a solid omni pattern microphone, you should definitely take a closer look at Pearl's CO 22. It has everything its sister models offer in terms of flat frequency response and very quiet operation. The unique rectangular Pearl...View full product details
Pearl's CC 22 is currently their most popular model. Unlike the common type of round, large condensers, our unique rectangular membrane capsule gives a very flat frequency response. The sound is extremely natural and makes the CC 22 an ideal...View full product details
The CB 22 is the figure-of-eight member of the 22 family. It uses Pearl's large, rectangular, dual membrane capsule. Its natural and uncoloured sound makes it an excellent choice for capturing the nuances and timbres of musical instruments and vocal...View full product details