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EV PL6 question
Old 29th May 2006
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EV PL6 question

I just got hold of an Electrovoice PL 6 mic. It's in pretty good shape and a quick A/B with a SM58 showed less highs but richer mids. And a less pronounced proximity effect.

Does anyone here know what applications this mic was used/intended/known for?
(besides "try it and see what works best for you", which I'll do anyway)

Thanks
Old 30th May 2006
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Andy, If memory serves me I think this is the same as the ev 660. Here is a link to countant for some stuff. http://www.coutant.org/660/index.html
I like it for guitar cabs. It is a lot like a re10/15 but with a little less top end/ more lo-fi sound. Still very pleasant and musical.
Old 30th May 2006
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Thanks for the link.
The housing definitely has the same shape, so it might well be a low-cost spinoff off the same mic (with the PL in the name).
The main difference I can tell so far is: the 660 is supercardioid, while the PL6 is a cardioid.
Old 30th May 2006
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We have a pair of EV PL6s here. They are a nice piece of kit so congratulations on acquiring one.

They are great on percussion (esp toms, timbales, congas etc) and will produce a lush full-bodied sound when used on grand piano played in rock and blues styles. The venting arrangement makes them less position sensitive than other dynamics. They are robust, dependable and versatile and suit a range of roles which overlap with 57s, but they provide a notably different character and sonic imprint. Definitely worth having in your repertoire.
Old 22nd July 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andychamp View Post
Thanks for the link.
The housing definitely has the same shape, so it might well be a low-cost spinoff off the same mic (with the PL in the name).
The main difference I can tell so far is: the 660 is supercardioid, while the PL6 is a cardioid.
I thought the same thing, until I read the service manuals and looked at the polar patterns--they are identical. I own both, and they seem identical to my ears


anyone else try these mics?

I have had good luck with them on kick drum and on guitar amps, so far. a decent tom sound but not my favorite (maybe good for jazz?). not suitable for my voice.

definitely built solidly
Old 29th August 2013
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as a trombonist/vocalist i use the pl6 as my all-purpose travel work mic.
its polar response is great for plunger mute work!
and its colour is nice balance between sm57 & sm58.
so enjoy!
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