P-84

Solid State Small Diaphragm Condenser

In the studio or on stage the Peluso P-84's warm, natural and detailed character provides an authentic un-hyped reproduction of a wide variety of sources.
The first phantom powered microphone, the KM 84 remains the standard by which all modern SDC FET pencil microphones are judged. Like the KM 84, the P-84 achieves a balanced output through a generously sized transformer, eliminating interference and distortion. The P-84 is true to its inspiration in capsule and circuit design. With the higher quality available in today's electrical components, we have been able to improve low frequency responsiveness and raise the sound pressure level capacity. The Peluso P-84 brings authentic natural warmth and detail to satisfy the demands of the modern digital recording environment.
  • Small Diaphragm Condenser
  • Changeable Capsule
  • Solid State Amplifier Stage
  • Custom Wound Output Transformer
  • Alternate Polar Patterns with Optional Capsules

MSRP $1,175 USD

Microphone kit comes as a complete system including:

  • P-84 Microphone Body
  • Omni and Cardioid Capsules
  • Wood Microphone Box
  • Wood Capsule Box
  • Shock Mount
  • Hard Mount
  • Locking Padded Flight Case
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Also sold as a stereo pair kit.
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P-84 Gallery

A closer look

P-84 Front
P-84 Front b
P-84 Front b
P-84 Inside Split
P-84 Shock Mounted
P-84 Hard Mount
P-84  Inside Top
P-84 Shipping Box
P-84 Full Kit
P-84 connector
P-84 Box Top
P-84 Cardioid

    Features

    A few details that make the P-84 so special

    P-84 Connector
    Standard 3-pin XLR connector
    P-84 Omni Capsule
    Omni-directional capsule included in the P-84 kit.
    P-84 Capsule Contact
    Capsule contact point. The interchangeable capsule design allows you to use capsules with different polar patterns. Omni-directional and cardioid capsules are included. Hyper-cardioid pattern capsule is available for purchase.
    P-84 Cardioid Capsule
    The cardioid pattern capsule in included in the P-84 kit.
    P-84 Transformer
    Custom wound output transformer
    P-84 Board
    Hand-soldered through-hole component circuit board.
    3-Pin XLR Cable
    Our 25' 3-pin XLR cable can be purchased here: in purple-green 3-pin P-G Cable; or here in black-red 3-Pin B-R Cable.

      P-84 Technical Info

      Detailed specifications

      P-84 Frequency Response

      P-84 Frequency Response Graph

      P-84 Technical Data

      • Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 20mm, edge terminated
      • Frequency Range: 20Hz/20Khz
      • Polar Pattern: Omni and Cardioid
      • Sensitivity: 15 mv/pa
      • Impedance: 200 ohms
      • SPL: 142 dB
      • Equivalent Noise: 14 dB(A)
      • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48v +/- 4v
      • Size: 22mm x 124mm
      • Weight: 130g

      Media

      Our community of artists, engineers, and reviewers have been busy putting the P-84 through its paces. We present the following content to help you better understand the unique nature of this microphone.

      P-84 YouTube Playlist

      The P-84 was used on the following sources in this playlist:  Old Dog Blues - guitar; Seldom Scene - P-84 pair on stringed instruments; The Drive - acoustic guitar; Birds of Chicago - clarinet; Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - P-84 pair on stringed instruments; Taarka - guitar & drum overhead; Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - dobro & guitar; Missy Raines, Trey Hensley & Casey Campell - base, guitar & mandolin; Amber Morning Sky - high hat; and more...
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      SoundCloud Content Samples

      These SoundCloud samples provided here are intended to provide examples of the selected microphone in use on specific sources and vocals. Some samples are provided both inside a mix and as isolated raw tracks. These samples are available for high resolution download to be experienced within your own listening environment and signal chain. We give credit and thanks to the artists who have provided these! If you find this helpful and have a sample you'd like to include please contact us!

      Reviews

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      I also used the P-84 kit on acoustic piano during tracking for the latest Matisyahu record. In this scenario, I'd normally go for a pair of Coles 4038 ribbon mics, but it was fantastic to be able to just throw something on the piano without too much thought and immediately get positive results. Piano is a very particular instrument to present to clients. If you give them something dark and dusty, some people will immediately think it doesn't sound "pro"; with the P-84, you can give them a bright shiny piano, with enough low end to make it feel grand and "expensive." I was thrilled with the results.
      - Francisco Botero, TapeOp Issue #100, 4-2014

      Reviews

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      There is no doubt in my mind — or ears — that the Peluso P-84 makes a very credible alternative to Neumann's classic KM84, and this mic maintains the high standards of construction and sound quality that we have come to expect from Peluso. It is also supplied in a generously equipped and versatile kit, either singly or as a stereo pair. Personal audition is highly recommended . 
      -Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound, 4-2014

      Cut Sheet

      P-84 Cut Sheet

      A one sheet .pdf you can save and share with the full description, features, and specification of this microphone.

      Brochure

      Peluso Brochure

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