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PL33 Microphone Sets

Electro-Voice PL33

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $198


PL33 Documentation

SupercardioidElectro-Voice PL33

Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The PL33 is a supercardioid dynamic mic designed for kick drum use.

The frequency response graph shows a +10dB boost from around 3–8kHz, and extreme proximity effect (over 15dB) centered around 80Hz with close placement. This “scooped” EQ curve is common for dedicated kick-drum microphones.

The mic’s polar pattern suggests a fairly colored off-axis response; although it produces a Cardioid pattern below 250Hz, sensitivity at 180° grows through 4kHz. The pattern becomes nearly figure-8 at 8kHz and clover-shaped at 16kHz.

The mic ships with stand adapter and soft zippered bag. A foam windscreen, p/n WSPL-2, is available separately.

The PL33 is also packaged within EV’s PL-DK7 kit.

The Electro-Voice PL33 is also known as: PL-33.

The mic was released in 2009.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (0.5 mV/Pa; 20 - 10,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 150 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
364g (12.84oz) 141mm (5.55'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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