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Ear Trumpet Labs Chantelle

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  • MSRP: $550


Chantelle Documentation

CardioidEar Trumpet Labs Chantelle

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Chantelle is a medium-large diaphragm (26mm) condenser microphone specifically designed for live, close-up vocal work. Unlike some other Ear Trumpet microphones, the head is mounted on a pivoting bracket rather than a large ring so it has a smaller physical profile than Ear Trumpet’s Louise or Myrtle. The pivot allows the mic to be used as either end- or side-address.

Chantelle shares a capsule with Ear Trumpet’s other 26mm designs. That capsule is the well-regarded TSB-2555, coupled to a transformerless FET circuit. Chantelle’s implementation of this includes low-cut filtering from 250Hz down, designed specifically to counteract proximity effect; the Chantelle is designed to be worked close. Also, there is an additional layer of internal plosive filtering: Chantelle has both the silk filter from Ear Trumpet’s Edwina and Myrtle, as well as a foam filter.

Though the Chantelle shares a capsule with some of the other Ear Trumpet mics, it has a different head basket design that contributes to a more focused midrange, according to designer Philip Graham.

Finally, and again as a result of its purpose as a close-up vocal mic, the Chantelle has a lower output than its sister microphones.

Chantelle comes with a mic clip and is shipped in a metal tool case with foam padding.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (4 mV/Pa; 20 - 15,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 21mm
Capsule diameter: 26mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
50 Ohms (Low) Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
454g (16.01oz) 203mm (7.99'') 50mm (1.97'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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