Ear Trumpet Lab’s unusual Evelyn stereo microphone
Portland, OR (February 6, 2015)—Ear Trumpet Labs has released Evelyn, a stereo microphone with a steampunk aesthetic that is intended for drum overhead, acoustic ensemble recording or room mic use.
The microphone consists of two closely matched medium-large diaphragm capsules mounted in individually pivoting head baskets spaced at the correct distance for the ORTF stereo recording technique. Both the capsules and the JFET transistors for each side of the stereo pair are hand-matched for stereo imaging. The electronics are hand-wired using the finest components, and the microphone reportedly offers solid feedback control and off-pattern rejection.
The microphone’s unusual look is derived from its materials which include copper plumbing pipe and fixtures, electrical flanges, brass, and stainless steel. Each mic includes a standard 5-pin XLR to dual 3-pin XLR adapter cable, and the pinout is standard so other stereo cables can be used. Each Evelyn comes in a solid metal tool case with hand-cut foam lining.
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