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Mods for the Elroy

  • Microphone PartsMicrophone Parts
    Upgrade the Cascade Elroy with an RK-47 or RK-12 capsule. The RK-47, based on the Neumann K47, provides a midrange-focused sound, with a present but not hyped high end. The RK-12, based on AKG’s CK-12, provides a brighter sound with a smoother high-frequency lift than the stock Elroy capsule.
  • Advanced Audio MicrophonesAdvanced Audio Microphones
    Dave Thomas can replace the 6J1 tube with a 6072a, and optionally replace the stock transformer. Coupled with circuitry changes, these changes yield more headroom and higher SPL. The stock capsule can be swapped for a dual-diaphragm Peluso model such as the CEK-367.

Cascade Microphones Elroy

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $299


Elroy Documentation

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Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Cascade Elroy is a 3-pattern, dual-large-diaphragm tube mic based on the 6J1 tube. It appears to be a first cousin to CAD’s Trion 8000, and is possibly a rebadged ShuaiYin SYT-3000.

The dual diaphragms measure 32mm in diameter and support three pickup patterns, switched from the mic body (as on the Trion 8000). Omni, Cardioid, and Figure-of-8 pickup patterns are supported.

A “dual-position” switch on the back of the mic body provides access to either the high pass filter or the -10dB pad.

The mic body incorporates a yoke mount; Cascade claims that internal shockmounting of the capsule makes the use of an external shockmount unnecessary.

The mic ships in a padded bag, with a power supply and cable, microfiber cleaning cloth, and an aluminum flight case.

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The mic was released in 2008.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (14.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (14.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (14.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 32mm
250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 133 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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