I've been using a couple of PL80a microphones from Electro-Voice for about six-months. I use them for my solo/band gigs and at the open mics that I host. Here's my take...
Sound Quality - This mic delivers clean high-tones with a warm bass. I generally set my vocal settings 'flat' when using this mic, as it really delivers 'true tone' sound.
Feedback - The PL80a does a great job of reducing feedback. I typically fly two-mics for vocals and add a third for percussion. I can crank the monitors up and I still don't get feedback. What a blessing!
Instrument Micing - This mic does an 'OK' job with instruments, but it's not really designed for it. It's a dynamic mic and you need to be 'up on it' to have it perform at its' peak.
Open Mic Relevance - 'Two Thumbs Up!' I've used mics by Shure and others in the past. The EV PL80a does a better job.
Summary - If you're looking for a mic that will make you sound your best, will stand up to rugged road use, and won't cost you 'the farm,' the EV PL80a is the mic for you!
|Audio Frequency Response||80 Hz - 16,000 Hz|
|Case Material||Die cast zinc|
|Connector Type||3-pin XLR|
|Finish||Textured Satin Black|
|Impedance, Low-Z balanced||600 Ω|
|Open Circuit Voltage||2.2 mV/Pascal|
|Weight Net||11.75 oz (333 g)|