The Pearl MS 2CL and MS 8CL have been designed especially for TV, video and film production. They contain one cardioid capsule facing forward and one figure-of-eight capsule pointing sideways. These signals — the mid (M) and side (S) — will produce true MS stereo, a method considered to be the best sounding, most useful and mono compatible of all stereo miking techniques.
In the MS 2CL, the M and S signals are combined by an internal matrix to produce L and R outputs. This will give you a ready-to-go MS stereo sound image. The MS 8CL outputs the M and S signals separately, so the engineer can fine tune the sound at any stage during production, from super mono to any degree of MS stereo.
These microphones are very light, something every mic boom operator will appreciate. They are rugged and will survive most of the mic-unfriendly conditions you'll meet at a shooting session. Both models are finished with a durable black powder coat paint. An LED indicates that phantom power is on.
Pearl Microphones MS8 Specifications
- Polar pattern: MS 2CL: MS stereo L+R
- MS 8CL: Cardioid (Mid) plus figure of eight (Side)
- Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa
- Frequency response: 40Hz - 20kHz
- Impedance: 500 ohms
- Operating Voltage: 30-48 volts
- Rec. load imp: 1 K ohms
- Current consumption: 1.6 mA
- Self noise: 18 dBA
- Max SPL: 130 dB
- Connector: 5-pin XLR
- Dimensions: 185 x ø28 mm
- Weight: 160 g