Portland, OR (November 25, 2013)—Microphone manufacturer Ear Trumpet Labs has released its new microphone, the Myrtle.
Myrtle is a medium-large diaphragm (26 mm) condenser microphone designed with a cardioid pickup pattern primarily for live vocal use. Reminiscent of early broadcast microphones, the design features a copper-and-steel head basket with brass grill work, spring-suspended in a six-inch diameter stainless-steel ring with a chrome pivoting joint. The head basket incorporates a silk pop filter as well as Sorbothane shock and vibration damping to minimize handling noise. The copper-and-brass body fits standard microphone clips.
The transformerless FET circuit, with balanced output and EMI protection, reportedly features a moderate bass rolloff to compensate for proximity effect, and high frequency EQ tuned to the capsule to avoid harshness and help control feedback. Components include metal film resistors, polypropylene and polystyrene capacitors, and individually tested, hand-matched and biased transistors and JFETs. The Myrtle has a sensitivity of 12 mv/Pa with an output impedance of 150 ohms.
Ear Trumpet Labs