Polsen PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 1/8" (3.5 mm) Connector

Polsen PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 1/8" (3.5 mm) Connector

Polsen PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 1/8" (3.5 mm) Connector

B&H # POPL5 MFR # PL-5
Expected availability: End of Jul 2019

Product Highlights

  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Mini 0.14" Head for Discreet Placement
  • Ideal for Video Applications
  • Use With Wireless Sys With 1/8" Input
  • Use With Recorders With Plug-In Power
  • Includes Tie Clip
  • Includes Windscreen
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Polsen PL-5 Overview

  • 1Description

The Polsen PL-5 is a replacement microphone for Polsen's ULW-16 wireless system. It is also compatible with other wireless transmitters with a standard 1/8" microphone input, or devices that have a 1/8" (3.5 mm) input with plug-in power.

Featuring an omnidirectional polar pattern, the PL-5 is optimized to accurately capture speech. It provides clear and natural sound ideal for ENG, EFP, and DSLR video applications. Because omnidirectional microphones are less susceptible to wind noise and vocal plosives (pops) than cardioid microphones, the PL-5 is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

The miniature 0.14" head diameter offers a variety of options for discreet microphone placement, allowing the PL-5 to be easily concealed on wardrobe or costumes without sacrificing sound quality. The PL-5 comes packaged with a tie clip for securing the mic to the talent's clothing, as well as a windscreen for further reducing wind noise and vocal plosives.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The omnidirectional polar pattern is ideal for video applications and allows for head movement without affecting the sound. It also makes the microphone less susceptible to picking up wind noise and vocal plosives (pops)
Compact Size
The PL-5's miniature 0.14" head diameter provides a variety of options for discreet microphone placement. Ideal for film production as it can be easily concealed on clothing, props, in hair or a wig, or inside a collar
1/8" (3.5 mm) Input
The PL-5 with a 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini plug connector is a replacement microphone for the ULW-16 wireless system. It is also compatible with devices with 1/8" (3.5 mm) input with plug-in power
Designed for Speech
Optimized to capture speech, the PL-5 provides a clear and natural sound
UPC: 847628578579
In the Box
Polsen PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 1/8" (3.5 mm) Connector
  • Tie Clip
  • Windscreen
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Polsen PL-5 Specs

    Transducer Back electret condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity -45 dB ±3 dB
    Impedance 1000 Ω
    Maximum SPL 135 dB
    Dynamic Range 105 dB
    Operating Voltage 1.5V - 12V DC
    Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm)
    Head Diameter 0.14" (3.5 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.045 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 2.6 x 0.85"

    Polsen PL-5 Reviews

    PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 1/8- (3.5 mm) Connector is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, easy to conceal Get great audio for a good price with these mics and they are extremely easy to conceal. I use them with the Rycote undercover and they are a perfect combo.
    Date published: 2015-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lav at a great price Used for field interviews with Tascam Dr-07mkII recorder. The .wav files are quite good across the full voice range.
    Date published: 2015-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from When on a budget Would recommend this mic when you are on a budget.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the size but to much hiss The good: 1: The size of this mic is amazing which makes it super easy to hide. 2:price is awesome The bad: way to much background hiss, to the point of not usable in a professional setting. If your a beginner or a new YouTuber looking for a decent small lav it would be an acceptable mic. But for a professional this has to much hiss. I wish it didn’t have so much hiss cuz I love the size and the price.
    Date published: 2019-05-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice and small, but distinct buzz I tried this out with my new Rode Wireless Go kit, and it had this very discernible buzzing noise.  I tried things like moving the cable around, trying different rooms, trying it with my Zoom H5, Zoom F1, with an audio adapter/ interface....buzz on all of them.  Just to check the Rode Wireless Go I plugged in my cheap YouMic lapel microphone...no buzz. I have a feeling this isnt very well shielded.
    Date published: 2019-05-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very audible hiss in my unit I tried this microphone in several recorders and there is a very audible hiss in the background to the point I'm forced to apply noise reduction to it. The mic looks tiny and lovely, but my unit is definitely unusable in a professional setting.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from EMF noise when cable moves The microphone is very noisy, I tested it, in different recorders and it has an EMF interference when the cable moves, it is easily noticeable in the recordings, it might be I got a damaged unit or it is a design shielding defect
    Date published: 2019-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great LITTLE mic I bought this to accompany my Zoom H1 recorder. I spent almost as much on the mic as the recorder and am happy I did. I think it brings up the quality of the audio exponentially. The mic is small and easy to hide.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
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    Is is work in Rode wireless go? Thanks

    Is is work in Rode wireless go? Thanks
    Asked by: Ka Chun
    Answered by: David
    Date published: 2019-04-28


    Does anyone know if this would fit an Olympus WS-822 digital voice recorder? Thanks!
    Asked by: Lin
    This mic is compatible with the Olympus recorder.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Will the rode invisilav fit this mic?
    Asked by: Sikeela
    The Polsen PL-5 will be on the small side and may be a bit loose since its diameter is .14 and the invisilav's diameter is .20 .
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    I'd like to know how long is the cable?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The cable is about 3ft long.
    Answered by: Drew F.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    will this work with the ew100 g3 body pack?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Never paired with ew100 g3 kit, but over all it does work good. Kept as a spare accessory if ever ew100 kit goes bad. Even recorded voice over on computer(pinky 3.5mm microphone in jack).good economic product.
    Answered by: Canwal B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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