Peluso P-84 SDC Microphone
The Peluso P-84 is a small diaphragm 48v phantom powered microphone with an exceptionally flat frequency response curve. With its transformer output and excellent cardioid pattern characteristics across the full frequency spectrum, our P-84 is remarkably authentic to its long discontinued inspiration, the Neumann KM-84. Improved in low frequency responsiveness and high sound pressure level capacity the P-84 is one of our most significant achievements yet.
The P-84 is available in stereo matched pairs as the P-84 SK.
Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: P-84 Microphone in a Wood Box, Omni and Cardioid Capsules with the Extra Capsule in a Wood Box, a Shock Mount and a Hard Mount, all packed in a Flight Case.
Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 20mm capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/20Khz
Polar Pattern: Omni and Cardioid
Sensitivity: 15 mv/pa
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 142 dB
Equivalent Noise: 14 dB(A)
Power Requirements: Phandom - 48v +/- 4v
Current Consumption: < 3.0 MA
Size: 22mm x 124 mm
Weight: 130 g
'The 84's sound great, we tried the P-28's also, which I think I used on the last couple cd's, but they seemed a little boomy on my guitar when compared to the 84's. My Dobro is has a real strong low end, so maybe the P-28 picked up on that too much. Anyway, the P-84's seemed to give a more balanced view of the guitar, a little more crispness on top without sacrificing any low end. Just a real nice balance that seemed to work great with my guitar. Thanks!'
-Rob Ickes, Blue Highway and IBMA award winning dobro player
'I also used the P-84 kit on acoustic piano during tracking for the latest Matisyahu record. In this scenario, I'd normally go for a pair of Coles 4038 ribbon mics [Tape Op #15], but it was fantastic to be able to just throw something on the piano without too much thought and immediately get positive results. Piano is a very particular instrument to present to clients. If you give them something dark and dusty, some people will immediately think it doesn't sound "pro"; with the P-84, you can give them a bright shiny piano, with enough low end to make it feel grand and "expensive." I was thrilled with the results. On acoustic guitar, you can make it sound beefy and wooden, but still with a nice clear top end as well.'
-Francisco Botero, Tape Op, The Creative Recording Magazine