Solid State Small Diaphragm Condenser

The Peluso CEMC-6 is a solid-state small diaphragm condenser microphone capsule and amplifier set.

The CEMC-6 ships with a cardioid pattern capsule with a 20 millimeter gold-sputtered diaphragm. Additional capsules are available in omni-directional, cardioid, and hyper-cardioid patterns. The CEMC-6 has very low self-noise. A high SPL allows it to handle very loud sources without distortion. A flat frequency response across its entire range provides a natural sound very true to your source. The CEMC-6 features a -10 dB and -20 dB pad switch and a two-position high pass filter with 75hz and 150hz settings. This versatile microphone is used in the studio on everything from vocals and acoustic instruments to drum overheads. For the remote recordist this is a great mic for orchestras, live audience tapers and location sound. You'll always get great results from the Peluso CEMC-6, one of the most versatile and best sounding small diaphragm microphones on the market.

  • Small Diaphragm Condenser
  • Changeable Capsule
  • Solid State Amplifier Stage
  • Custom Wound Output Transformer
  • Alternate Polar Patterns with Optional Capsules


Microphone kit includes:

  • CEMC-6 Microphone Body
  • Cardioid Capsule
  • Wood Storage Box
  • Hard Mount
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A closer look

CEMC-6 Front
CEMC-6 Front
CEMC-6 Mount
CEMC-6 Mount with Foam
CEMC-6 Box
CEMC-6 Top


    A few details that make the CEMC-6 so special

    CEMC-6 Conector
    Standard 3-pin XLR connector
    CEMC-6 Capsule
    Interchangeable capsule are threaded onto the microphone body. Alternate capsules with different polar patterns are available accessories for purchase
    CEMC-6 Board
    Hand-soldered through-hole component circuit board.
    CEMC-6 Switches
    3-position pad, and 3-position low-end roll-off switches are located on the microphone body.
    3-Pin XLR Cable
    Our 3-pin XLR cable can be purchased here: in purple-green P-G XLR Cable; or here in black-red B-R XLR Cable
    CEMC-6 Omni Capsule
    The interchangeable capsule design allows you to purchase additional capsule with different polar patterns.  The Omni-directional pattern capsule will pick up signal from a full 360 degrees. CK-41
    CEMC-6 Hyper Cardioid Capsule
    The interchangeable capsule design allows you to purchase additional capsule with different polar patterns.  The hyper-cardioid pattern capsule will pick up signal from tighter area than the standard cardioid capsule. CK-42

      CEMC-6 Technical Info

      Detailed specifications

      CEMC-6 Frequency Response

      CEMC-6 Frequency Response Graph

      CEMC-6 Technical Data

      • Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 20mm, edge terminated
      • Frequency Range: 19Hz/25Khz
      • Polar Pattern: Cardioid w/ removable capsule
      • Sensitivity: 10 mv/pa
      • Impedance: 200 ohms
      • SPL: 156 dB w/20dB pad engaged
      • Equivalent Noise: 14 dB(A)
      • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48v +/- 4v
      • Current Consumption: < 3.0 MA
      • Size: 22mm x 164mm
      • Weight: 134g


      Our community of artists, engineers, and reviewers have been busy putting the CEMC-6 through its paces. We present the following content to help you better understand the unique nature of this microphone.

      CEMC-6 YouTube Playlist

      The CEMC-6 was used on the following sources in this playlist:Robert Rangel – Hey Mira used CEMC-6 on Acoustic Guitar; Tecupae – Dame un Besito used CEMC-6 on Timbal, Shaker, Wira; Monica – Encontre Su Amor used CEMC-6 used on the Acoustic Guitars; Monica – Mi Dios Grande used CEMC-6 on mid-side (mid mic) on violin in this song; En Tu Presencia - CEMC-6 on Acoustic Guitars and Cello.
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      Spotify CEMC-6 Playlist

      This is a collection of fully produced songs on Spotify that employ the Peluso CEMC-6.
      It was used for the following:

      • Almost all of the instruments on Bryan's 'In Through The Dark' album are recorded with the Peluso CEMC-6
      • 'In Through The Dark' title track has over 1 million streams!
      • Monica - Encontre Su Amor - CEMC-6 used on the Acoustic Guitar
      • En Tu Presencia - CEMC-6 on Acoustic Guitars and Cello

      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!


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      As room mics for a jazz vocalist and acoustic pianist, the CEMC-6’s worked very well. They soon replaced the Shure SM81, Oktava MK-012 , and AT4050 mics as my preferred drum overheads. I’ve used them on acoustic guitar with great results. I loved them on acoustic piano. I recently used them on first and second violins in a recording I did of my jazz band playing with a string orchestra. I’ve also used them as a spaced pair in front of an orchestra with quite favorable results.
      Henry Robinett, Tape Op Issue #48, 7-2005


      Headliner Magazine Logo
      The Peluso CEMC-6 has been very popular with the audience taper community for nearly twenty  years.  Follow this link to well over one thousand concerts recorded with the CEMC-6.

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