Presonus PX-1 and PM-2: new budget-friendly studio microphones
Presonus has announced that it is shipping the new PX-1 and PM-2 microphones. The Presonus PX-1 is a large diaphragm condenser mic, while the PM-2 is a matched pair of small diaphragm condensers. At USD 130 each, you won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on these new mics.
The Presonus PX-1 large diaphragm condenser mic (LDC) has a cardioid polar pattern. According to Presonus, it features a 25 mm gold-sputtered capsule made of 6 micron mylar. The company states a frequency response of 20 Hz to 18 kHz, a maximum SPL of 135 dB and an equivalent noise level of 18 dB SPL A-wtd. Presonus says that it provides “exceptional clarity” and that it’s well-suited for recording vocals, guitar and podcasts, among other things.
The Presonus PX-1 large diaphragm condenser mic retails for USD 129.99, which includes a hard mount and carrying case. My guess is that it will soon replace the M7 mic in the company’s recording bundles like the ATOM Producer Lab, AudioBox 96 Studio and AudioBox Studio Bundle Ultimate.
The Presonus PM-2 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone (SDC). It is sold as a sonically matched pair for stereo recordings. The mics have a cardioid polar pattern and feature 3/4-inch gold-sputtered capsules. Presonus says that the lightweight construction of the PM-2 makes it easy to position the mic exactly where you need it. The PM-2 has a frequency response of 40 Hz to 18 kHz, a maximum SPL of 135 dB and an equivalent noise level of 22 dB SPL A-wtd.
According to Presonus, the PM-2 is a versatile mic for acoustic instruments, ensembles and drum overheads. The pair comes with mic clips and a stereo bar for XY placement. The stereo set costs USD 129.99, which is extremely affordable for a pair of SDCs.
The Presonus PX-1 and PM-2 microphones will become available within the next 2-3 weeks. You can order the PX-1 here* and the PM-2 set here*.
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- Clips and stereo bar: Presonus