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Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone

Crown PCC-160
Crown PCC-160
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Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone Details

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone is a surface-mounted half-supercardioid microphone intended for professional applications on stage floors, lecterns, conference tables, and news desks""wherever improved gain-before-feedback and articulation are important. Similar to the Pressure Zone Microphone(PZM), Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone is designed to be used on a relatively large boundary surface. Unlike the PZM, the Phase Coherent Cardioid uses a subminiature supercardioid mic capsule. Its directional polar pattern improves gain-before-feedback, reduces unwanted room noise and rejects sounds from the rear. Surface-mounting creates a "half-supercardioid" polar pattern and increases directivity 3 dB. Since the microphone capsule is placed on a boundary, direct and refl ected sounds arrive at the diaphragm in-phase. This coherent addition of direct and refl ected waves increases sensitivity 6 dB and prevents phase cancellations. The mic capsule is small enough to ensure phase coherency up to the highest frequencies in the audible spectrum, resulting in a wide, smooth frequency response free of phase interference. Clarity and reach are also enhanced.

Self-contained electronics eliminate the need for an in-line preamp box. Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone can be phantom powered directly from the console or other remote power source providing 12 to 48 volts. If battery power is required, a battery supply unit can be inserted anywhere in the mic line right up to the console or mixer. A "bass tilt" switch allows the user to tailor the low-end response for particular applications. Thanks to its low profi le and black fi nish, the microphone becomes almost invisible in use. A side-mounted connector complements the form factor of the Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone, allowing the unit to be placed effectively at the stage edge, at the top of a lectern or in other tight spots. If desired, the cable can be hard-wired for bottom entry.

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone is finished in off-white to blend with church altars and other surroundings where lighter color is appropriate. The heavy-gauge, all steel body protects the unit from accidental abuse. Permanent mounting is enabled by screw holes in the base. Engineering attention-to-detail has assured years of trouble-free use from this reliable microphone. Capable of withstanding up to 120 dB SPL without distorting, Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone will never overload in practical use. Its electret condenser capsule provides a wide, smooth frequency response from 50 Hz to 18 kHz. RFI suppression is included. Self-noise is low, and sensitivity is very high to override mixer noise in distant-miking applications. Output impedance is 150 ohms, balanced.

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone Features

  • Industry-standard stage fl oor microphone
  • Phase Coherent Cardioid design prevents coloration from surface sound reflections
  • High output overrides mixer input noise
  • Half-supercardioid polar pattern rejects the pit orchestra and offers high gain-before-feedback
  • A low profile microphone having rugged structure

Crown PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Crown
  • Product: PCC-160 Supercardioid Boundary Microphone
  • Type: Phase Coherent Cardioid
  • Element: Electret condenser
  • Frequency Response(Typical): 50 Hz to 18,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Half-supercardioid (supercardioid in the hemisphere above the primary boundary)
  • Impedance: 150 ohms (nominal), balanced (recommended load impedance 1000 ohms or greater)
  • Open-Circuit Sensitivity(Typical): 22 mV/Pa* (""33dB re 1 volt/Pa)
  • Power Sensitivity: ""30.5 dB re 1 mW/Pa*. EIA rating ""125 dBm
  • Equivalent Noise Level(Self-noise): 22 dB SPL typical (0 dB=0.0002 dyne/cm2), A-weighted
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 72 dB at 94 dB SPL
  • Maximum SPL: 120 dB SPL at 3% THD
  • Operating Voltage: Phantom power, 12-48 volts DC on pins 2 and 3 with respect to pin 1
  • Current Drain: 4 mA nominal
  • Connector: Switchcraft TB3M
  • Cable: 15-foot, black, 2-conductor shielded cable with Switchcraft TA3F and A3M connectors
  • Materials: All steel body construction
  • Finish: PCC-160: black. PCC-160W: off-white
  • Net Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams)

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Perfect Sollution for Outdoor Stage June 5, 2011
Reviewer: J. Pelz from Davis, CA United States  
Three PCC-160's covered a full size outdoor stage, including a thrust.  One was placed at the front edge of the thrust, and the other two at the front edge of the stage proper, on either side.  Previous attempts to mic this venue using multiple condenser mics on stands did not provide consistent coverage.  The PCC-160's were amazing at picking up all areas of the stage, even towards the back, far from the mics.  The mic housing is tough so the mic is well protected.  The only weak point would be the mini XLR cable connection which is on the end, attaching 90 degrees from the mic axis; I'd prefer that the cable exited at the back. Also, the mini XLR connection is unusual, so I'll be needing to purchase special cables if I want a back-up for the cable that came with each mic.  Overall, very high quality, very sensitive. Just right for the stage.

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