Pearl DS 70 quad channel microphone
This microphone offers stereo recording in different modes. It contains two rectangular dual membrane capsules mounted one above the other 90 degrees apart. The microphone is equipped with the legendary Pearl 2800 capsules, ensuring a very flat and resonance-free frequency response that extends deep into the lower frequencies and high into the upper frequencies.
The DS 70 is very versatile in many different recording situations. It is a natural choice for the concert hall yet just as well suited for church organs. Success is guaranteed when recording small groups such as a string quartet. The microphone is finished in black EDlacquer. For X-Y recording, simply turn the microphone and direct the engraved X-Y sign towards the centre of the sound field.
For M-S recording, there is an engraved M-S sign to be used in the same way. The required microphone pattern is chosen at the console or in the DAW.
Each capsule provides 180 degrees coincident stereo. The operator decides how to use the signals, either cardioid, figure of eight, omni-directional, X-Y, M-S patterns or Blumlein.
Using all four channels allows the DS 70 to be used as a surround microphone. The microphone is connected by a special cable consisting of a 10-pin Lemo at the microphone end and a four way splitter terminating in 3-pin XLR´s to the console. The four directions are highlighted with colour symbols corresponding to the same colour symbols on the splitter box. The microphone is phantom powered. A red LED shows that power is on.
The pre-amplifier has four output channels, one for each cardioid membrane, connected via a 10 pin Lemo plug. All internal wiring are Vovox wires. The DS 70, complete with a Rycote elastic suspension and cable, comes in an aluminium flight case.
The new PML DS 70 is a four channel multi pattern stereophonic microphone. It features Pearl’s legendary rectangular membrane capsules, optimized internal wiring and body as well as several innovations which will facilitate the use on on-site or studio recording and create a superior sound quality.
￼￼For almost twenty years, the Pearl DS 60, with its quad channel capabilities has been one of the world’s most coveted microphones. In 2012, the DS 60 was awarded “Editor’s Choice” by the German audio publication “Professional Audio Magazine”.
Pearl Microphones, one of the world’s leading microphone manufacturers, has now developed a new quad channel, multi- purpose microphone, the DS 70. The DS 70 features two dual membrane capsules allowing users to pick up and record in M-S, X/Y, Blumlein, Surround, Omni, Cardiod, Figure eight and other patterns. The four channels are connected to the console or DAW discretely, allowing the sound engineer to delay the final decision on patterns and room ambience to the post production phase.
In the DS 70, the fixture of the capsules is new, allowing a larger, more homogeneous aperture which minimizes internal reflections. It also provides a stable arrangement of the capsule reducing susceptibility to vibrations and creating an optimized phase accuracy between the two capsules.
DS 70 has, compared with its predecessor, an improved indication system allowing an immediate assignment of each capsule membrane to the respective output cable.
The DS 70 is fitted with the legendary Pearl 2800 capsules with rectangular membrane technology. Furthermore, for its internal wiring, the DS 70 features highly sophisticated wires from specialized Swiss wire and cable manufacturer Vovox.
The DS 70 has been designed to meet the highest demands by sound professionals and will be a valuable tool for anyone recording on-site. For small groups of instruments, vocals, organs or as a surround microphone, this microphone excels not only by being extremely user friendly but also with a sound quality based on Pearl’s legendary 2800 capsule.
The DS 70 is delivered in an aluminium flight case, with a 10 metre 8 core cable and a four way splitter termination box for 4 x 3-pin XLR ́s to the console or sound interface and a Rycote elastic suspension.