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Milab Pearl ELM-T BM microphone

Handmade large-diaphragm valve microphone

Milab / Pearl Microphones have introduced the Pearl ELM-T Bernt Malmqvist Signature Edition, a valve microphone designed by Bernt Malmqvist, who has worked at the company since 1954!

Milab Pearl ELM-T Bernt Malmqvist Signature Edition valve vacuum tube condenser microphoneThe microphone is built around Pearl Microphones’ ELM capsule and offers seamlessly variable polar patterns. Power is delivered via a custom-made PSU from Berlin-based Andreas Grosser, and the company say the pairing results in a microphone that offers a warm and detailed sound, whilst exhibiting low self-noise (15dB A-Weighted) and a very smooth off-axis response. Frequency response is quoted as 20Hz to 25kHz, and the microphone can withstand a maximum SPL of 126dB (1% THD at 1kHz).

Each model is built entirely by hand at Milab’s facility in Sweden, and comes supplied in an aluminium case with a PSU, cable, Rycote shockmount, as well as an individual frequency chart. The microphone is also covered by a lifetime warranty.

We spoke to Bernt about his extraordinary career in the October 2022 edition of our People & Music Industry Podcast, click here to take a listen

Pricing & Availability

First deliveries of the Pearl ELM-T BM Signature Edition are expected in December 2022, and pricing can be obtained through authorised dealers or by contacting Milab via their website.

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