Electro-Voice PC12/XLR
12" Multi-Pattern Gooseneck Mic


The PolarChoice PC-12/XLRis a multi-pattern miniature gooseneck podium microphone designed for sound reinforcement systems where sound quality and gain-before-feedback is of major importance.  The multi-pattern versatility of the PolarChoice microphone makes it a true "problem solver".  With 3 directional (Cardioid, Supercardioid and Hypercardioid) and one non-directional polar pattern (Omnidirectional) available, the PolarChoice microphone is ideal for virtually any installation.  Polar patterns can be easily changed, using a small flat bladed screwdriver with the front mounted rotary control.  Altering the polar patterns does not change the on-axis sonic character of the microphone; therefore changes in equalizer settings are unnecessary.  The PolarChoice PC-12/XLR is acoustically designed for high-quality sound reinforcement and broadcast applications.  The frequency response is tailored for wide-range sound reproduction with very natural sound pick-up for either distant or close-up use.

The small, dual diameter gooseneck has two supple joints and a rigid center tube.  The rigid tube prevents unsightly twisting of the gooseneck but permits the user to exactly position the microphone.  The electronics housing's 3/4-inch diameter base is terminated with a male XLR-type 3-pin connector that allows the microphone to be plugged directly into an existing panel-mount XLR receptacle.  The housing is machined brass for ruggedness and superior EMI/RFI attenuation.  The PolarChoice PC-12/XLR is designed to be phantom-powered with a wide voltage range of 12-52V dc (DIN Standard 45 596).


  • Dual Capsule Design with four polar patterns: Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Supercardioid, and Hypercardioid.
  • Switchable high pass filter
  • Consistent on-axis response.
  • Available in 12 or 18 inch versions.
  • Non-reflecting black finish.
  • Three-pin male XLR-type output connector.
  • Phantom powered back-electret condenser
  • Packaged with a two-piece shock mount
  • Generation Element: Dual condenser, back electret
  • Frequency Response: 50-20,000 Hz
  • Polar Patterns: Omnidirectional, Cardioid,Supercardioid, Hypercardioid
  • Sensitivity, Open Circuit Voltage, 1 kHz: 5.6mV/Pa
  • Clipping Level (1% THD): >135 dB SPL
  • Equivalent Noise: <26 dB SPL A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range: >109 dB
  • Output Impedance, 1 kHz: 200 ohms
  • Power Requirements: Phantom, 12-52 VDC
  • Current Consumption: <8 mA with P12 supply
  • Polarity: Pin 2 positive, referenced to pin 3, withpositive pressure on the diaphragm
  • Dimensions
    • Gooseneck Length: 316.4mm (12.5")
    • Maximum Head Diameter: 14.6mm (0.58")
    • Gooseneck Diameter:
      • Lower section: 7.9mm (0.31")
      • Upper section: 6.4mm (0.25")
    • Electronics Module Diameter: 20mm (0.79")
    • Connector Diameter: 19mm (0.75")
  • Accessories Furnished: Windscreen, Two-piece shockmount
  • Color: Non-reflecting black
  • Environmental Conditions:
    • Relative Humidity 0-50%: -29 to 74 degrees C (-20 to 165 degrees F)
    • Relative Humidity 0-95%: -29 to 57 degrees C (-20 to 135 degrees F)
  • Net Weight: 170 grams (6.0 oz)
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