Pearl CC22

One of the most usefull mic we know, with a smooth, clean sound. At Gammalthea studio we use the CC22 -often in stereo- for fiddle, guitar, ambient or anywhere you want a detailed recording.

The rectangular capsule is unusual for more than just it's shape. The membrane is coated with vaporised aluminium rather than the sputtered gold employed by most other condenser capsule manufacturers. With different dimensions in each axis, the diaphragm is relatively free from resonances, compared to traditional circular membranes, and Pearl claim that the capsule therefore achieves a very flat and extended frequency response, quoting figures of 20Hz-25kHz (-3dB).

Polar pattern
Frequency response
20Hz - 25kHz
100 ohms
Operating Voltage
48 volts
Rec. load imp
1k ohms
Current consumption
2.3 mA
Self noise
12 dBA
126 dB
3-pin XLR
150 x ø32 mm/28mm
270 g

Available for demo


New product from Pearl.
Pearl PRIORITY is a large membrane condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pick-up pattern. This all-new design has got a completely new membrane,
designed to facilitate production and thereby enabling a lower
price. And of course, it is a rectangular membrane!
The appearance of the Pearl PRIORITY is different from the CC22/ELM range of microphones. The Pearl PRIORITY will have a somewhat larger stainless steel housing and features a green LED on the front side of the microphone, which should be appealing to home studio owners and vocalists who can actually see their microphone being powered up. Pearl PRIORITY will be delivered in a smart, whisky-bottle style carton with an additional storage pouch. A simple clip will be included in the delivery, and more elaborate shock- mounts will be available separately. 
PRIORITY is just as flat as all other Pearl microphone products. Pearl PRIORITY is an all-round microphone and can be used for any acoustic instrument or for vocals. However, Pearl PRIORITY’s capsule has been deliberately tuned and the frequency curve shows a slight increase (2-3 dB) around 5kHz which corresponds to the “presence increase” often sought after, in particular for vocals.