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The Pearl ELM-B is the bidirectional edition of the ELM-series, built around Pearl’s spectacular extended rectangular capsule.


The 7:1 length/width ratio of the capsule means that the polar patterns looks like a standard bidirectional/figure-8 in the horizontal plane, while it vastly reduces high frequencies in the vertical plane, a property that can be extremely useful for reducing unwanted reflections from the floor and ceiling, providing the audio engineer with a valuable tool to handle poor room acoustics and challenging acoustical environments.


Just like the Pearl 2800 rectangular capsule, the longer ELM capsule combines the best characteristics from large and small diaphragms, i.e. low noise, detailed transient reproduction and an extremely smooth off-axis response.


The ELM-B is excellent as part of a stereo pair. Combine two ELM-B’s for Blumlein stereo, or pair the ELM-B with a cardioid microphone for an M-S stereo setup.In combination, the unique characteristics of the ELM series microphones make them outstanding for orchestral and choral recordings and, as a result, they can be found with symphonies and opera houses all over the world.


The ELM-B is finished in piano black ED lacquer with a red logo, ring and engraved model number.


The Features

  • 72mm Long membrane in a figure-of-eight configuration
  • Pearl's unique rectangular capsule
  • Excellent signal-to-noise ratio
  • Near resonance-free frequency response
  • Finished in piano black ED lacquer
  • Red logo, ring and engraved model number


The Specs

  • Polar Pattern - Figure-of-eight
  • Sensitivity - 18mV/Pa
  • Frequency Response - 20Hz - 25kHz
  • Impedance - 100 ohms
  • Operating Voltage - 48 volts
  • Rec. Load Imp - 1k ohms
  • Current Consumption - 2.7 mA
  • Self Noise - 12 dBA
  • Max SPL - 126 dB
  • Connector - 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions - 192 x ø32 mm/28mm
  • Weight - 305 g



  • Wooden box
  • Pearl 1930 shockmount
  • Individual frequency graph


Pearl Microphones ELM-B

  • Pearl Microphones ELM-B
  • The bidirectional version of the spectacular ELM-series is perfect as part of a stereo pair in a Blumlein or M-S configuration.
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