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Electro-Voice PL80a

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  • MSRP: $99


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CardioidElectro-Voice PL80a

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The EV PL-80a is dynamic vocal mic designed for stage use. It is an update to the PL-80 that dates from the mid-1970’s.

The PL-80a is EV’s “workhorse” vocal microphone, having a very tight supercardioid pattern for vocal pickup on loud stages. The narrower polar pattern reduces feedback because it is less sensitive to off-axis sounds (from, for example, wedge monitors on the stage). It has EV’s “memraflex” grill that is a rigid, dent-resistant mesh, and a shock mounted capsule for reduced handling noise.

The frequency curve indicates a flat response from approximately 200Hz to 2kHz, then a 4-5db presence peak from 3kHz to 5kHz. The mic has a large 12db boost in the low end due to proximity effect.

It is also available in the “classic” color scheme of beige and black as the model PL-80c.

The PL-80a is sold with a mic clip and cloth bag.

The Electro-Voice PL80a is also known as: PL-80a, PL 80a, PL80, PL-80, PL 80.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2.2 mV/Pa; 80 - 16,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a n/a SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
333g (11.75oz) 189mm (7.44'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
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