AKG PCC130sw Phase Coherent Cardioid Boundary Microphone (with Switch)


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  • The Crown® PCC-130SW is a surface- mounted supercardioid microphone of professional quality. This handsomely styled unit is appropriate for use on the most elegant boardroom table or lectern. Other applications include distance learning, teleconferencing, courtrooms and council chambers. The PCC-130SW has a silent-operating membrane switch which is normally off. The switch can be configured for touch on/off, momentary on or momentary off. This configuration is set by a bottom-mounted slide switch. A high-intensity LED lights when the unit is on.


    • Ideal for boardrooms, distance learning, teleconferencing, courtrooms, council chambers
    • Mounts on a table top
    • Elegant styling and small size
    • Programmable membrane switch can be programmed for touch on/off, press to talk or press to mute
    • LED light indicates when unit is on
    • Clear, natural sound quality
    • Half-supercardioid polar pattern reduces muddy-sounding room acoustics and background noise

    The PCC- 130SW is intended for multiple-microphone use on a conference table where each person wants control of his or her microphone. A 1?4-inch (6.35-mm) stereo phone-plug option is avail- able as the PCC-130SW/SPP.

    The microphone attenuates 70 dB when the switch is in the off position. Since the microphone capsule is placed on a boundary or surface, direct and reflected sounds arrive at the diaphragm in-phase resulting in a wide, smooth frequency response free of phase interference. Clarity and reach are also enhanced.

    Self-contained electronics eliminate the need for an in-line preamp. Powered by 12-48V phantom power, the PCC-130SW has a low-impedance balanced output which permits long cable runs without hum pickup or high-frequency loss. A 15-foot (4.6-m), two-conductor-shield microphone cable is included with a TA3F connector (mic end) and 3-pin male XLR-type connector (output). Although the standard connector on the microphone is a Switchcraft TB3M, the microphone can be special-ordered with a 1?4-inch (6.35-mm) stereo phone plug on the bottom of the base plate as the PCC-130SW/SPP.

    RFI suppression is included. Self-noise is low and sensitivity is very high. A bass-tilt switch allows the user to tailor the low-end response for particular applications.

  • Type Phase Coherent Cardioid
    Element Electret condenser
    Frequency response (typical) 50 Hz to 20,000 Hz at dB 0 30 degrees incidence to surface
    Polar pattern Half-supercardioid (supercardioid in –15 the hemisphere above the primary boundary)
    Impedance 150 ohms, balanced (recommended load –30 impedance 1000 ohms or greater)
    Open circuit sensitivity (typical) 22 mV/Pa* (–33 dB re 1 volt/Pa)
    Power sensitivity –30.5 dB re 1 mW/Pa*. EIA rating
    Equivalent noise level (self-noise) 22 dB SPL typi- cal (0 dB = 0.0002 dyne/cm2), A-weighted
    S/N ratio 72 dB at 94 dB SPL
    Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL produces 3% THD
    Off attenuation 70 dB at 1 kHz
    Turn-on time 250 msec
    Turn-off time 125 msec
    Polarity Positive pressure on the diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to 0° pin 3
    Operating voltage Phantom power, 12 to 48 volts DC on pins 2 and 3 with respect to pin 1
    Current drain 6 mA nominal
    Operating temperature range –10° to +50° C, or +14° to +122° F
    Connector Switchcraft TB3M
    Cable 15-foot (4.6-m), black, two-conductor-shielded cable with Switchcraft TA3F and A3M connectors
    Materials High-impact molded plastic and steel mesh grille
    Finish Black
    Net weight 6 oz. (170 g)
    Optional accessories Crown PH-1A phantom power supply (single channel, battery or AC adapter powered)
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