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CardioidEar Trumpet Labs Edwina

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Edwina is a large-diaphragm electret condenser with distinctive visual style. Like all Ear Trumpet Labs microphones, it is designed for both stage and studio use.

The mic utilizes a transformerless FET circuit and Chinese-made TSB-2555 electret condenser capsule, yoke-mounted to facilitate positioning. The capsule can be swiveled to accommodate both side-address and end-address orientations.

Edwina microphoneThe impedance conversion circuit includes a bass rolloff to compensate for proximity effect. High frequency equalization is used to reduce sibilance.

The frequency response plot shows a nominally flat response to 3kHz, rising to +5dB at 10kHz and fast roll off beyond 15kHz.

Don Gunn, 2012

These truly are works of handcrafted art…

With the pair of mics about 1 meter over the snare drum/rack toms, I was immediately impressed by the full, round tones I was getting from the drums…

I am a fan of these microphones. They sound different than any other mic in my collection, and I’m quite taken by their aesthetic.

Recording Magazine, 2013-08

If you are after a plain-vanilla mic with a clear and open signature, the Edwina is not it. My brain tells me that it is too nuanced and tonally specific to be a does-it-all workhorse mic, but on the other hand, I have yet to find a source that it sounds bad on.

Some things, like live drum overheads, may be a matter of taste, but all in all it makes a good vocal mic, tom mic, electric guitar mic, acoustic guitar mic and so on. Rather than calling it a workhorse mic, it’s more like the dark horse mic!

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The mic was released in 2011.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Edwina Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 16,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 21mm
Capsule diameter: 26mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
150 Ohms (Low) Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 222mm (8.74'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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