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AKG PZM30 D Hemispherical Boundary Layer Microphone

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AKG PZM30 D Hemispherical Boundary Layer Microphone
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AKG PZM30 D Overview

The PZM30 D from AKG is a high-performance hemispherical boundary layer microphone is a pressure zone microphone designed for professional recording, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. The capsule is mounted in the "pressure zone", an area where direct sound and reflected sound are in phase, which provides a 6 dB higher sensitivity.

Two selectable frequency responses (flat/rising) provide greater flexibility in mic placement and sonic character. The rising position of the frequency switch adds brilliance and a crisp attack on percussion, drums, or piano. The PZM30 D comes in a very rugged, low-profile, metal housing with detachable cable that makes it sturdy and reliable for heavy duty applications.

Hemispherical polar pattern for intelligible pickup of sound from any direction
PZM (Pressure Zone Microphone) technology prevents sound coloration from surface reflections
Switchable dual-frequency response for greater flexibility in mic placement and sonic character
Rugged, low-profile housing withstands the rigors of the stage
Detachable cable easy to install and service
UPC: 885038024804

AKG PZM30 D Specs

Analog Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio74 dB A-Weighted
Sensitivity7 mV/Pa
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Length5.98" / 152 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 7.3 x 2.85"

AKG PZM30 D Reviews

Such clearn sound

By johnnybluenote
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

I'm using this on the inside of a grand piano lid. The sound is awesome - so clear! Way better than the microphone I was using before.

Strange Microphone, Amazing Sound

By Alex (InstituteofProductionandRecording)
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-22

I have personally worked with a pair of these mics and they are way cooler than the steel plate look. If you tape them to the lid of a grand piano, one up by the high strings and one down by the lows away from the player, close the lid, put the cover on and pan them, the sound you get with little to no bleed is crazy good. I've also heard of using them as drum rooms and kick outs. But seriously try the piano thing you will be amazed.

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Will this mic work with my Sony PCM M10?
Asked by: Anonymous
The PZM 30D requires phantom power 12 - 48v to operate. This unfortunately can not be provided by the PCM-M10 recorder and similar recorders that feature only a 1/8 input connection.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2020-06-16
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