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Crown PCC 160 Boundary Mic

Product Code: 243190

The Crown® PCC®-160 (Phase CoherentCardioid®) is a surface-mounted half-supercardioid microphone intended forprofessional applications on stage floors, lecterns,conference tables, and news desks...

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The Crown® PCC®-160 (Phase CoherentCardioid®) is a surface-mounted half-supercardioid microphone intended forprofessional applications on stage floors, lecterns,conference tables, and news desks—wherever improved gain-before-feedback and articulation are important.

Similar to the Pressure Zone Microphone®(PZM®), the PCC is designed to be used on arelatively large boundary surface. Unlike the PZM,the Phase Coherent Cardioid uses a subminiature supercardioid mic capsule. Its directional polar pattern improves gain-before-feedback, reduces unwanted room noise and rejects sounds from the rear. Surface-mounting creates a “half-supercardioid”polar pattern and increases directivity 3 dB.Since the microphone capsule is placed on aboundary, direct and reflected sounds arrive at the diaphragm in-phase. This coherent addition of direct and reflected waves increases sensitivity 6 dB and prevents phase cancellations. The mic capsule is small enough to ensure phase coherency up to the highest frequencies in the audible spectrum, resulting in a wide, smooth frequencyresponse free of phase interference. Clarity and reach are also enhanced.

Self-contained electronics eliminate the needfor an in-line preamp box. The PCC-160 can be phantom powered directly from the console orother remote power source providing 12 to 48 volts. If battery power is required, a battery supply unit can be inserted anywhere in the mic line right up to the console or mixer. A “bass tilt” switch allows the user to tailor the low-end response for particular applications.

Thanks to its low profile and black finish, the microphone becomes almost invisible in use. A side-mounted connector complements the formfactor of the PCC-160, allowing the unit to be placed effectively at the stage edge, at the top of a lectern or in other tight spots. If desired, the cable can be hard-wired for bottom entry.

The heavy-gauge, all steel body protects the unitfrom accidental abuse. Permanent mounting isenabled by screw holes in the base. Engineeringattention-to-detail has assured years of troublefreeuse from this reliable microphone.

Capable of withstanding up to 120 dB SPL withoutdistorting, the PCC-160 will never overloadin practical use. Its electret condenser capsule provides a wide, smooth frequency response from50 Hz to 18 kHz. RFI suppression is included.Self-noise is low, and sensitivity is very high tooverride mixer noise in distant-miking applications.Output impedance is 150 ohms, balanced.

Features
    Industry-standard stage fl oor microphone
    Phase Coherent Cardioid design prevents coloration from surface sound refl ections
    High output overrides mixer input noise
    Half-supercardioid polar pattern rejects the pit orchestra and offers high gain-before feedback
    Very rugged
    Low profile

Type: Phase Coherent Cardioid.
Element: Electret condenser.
Frequency response (typical): 50 Hz to 18,000 Hz at
30 degrees incidence to surface. See Fig. 1.
Polar pattern: Half-supercardioid (supercardioid in the
hemisphere above the primary boundary).
See Fig. 2 and Fig. 3.
Impedance: 150 ohms nominal (85 ohms actual),
balanced. (Recommended load impedance 1000
ohms or greater.)
Open-circuit sensitivity: 22mV/Pa* (–33 dB re 1
V/Pa*).
Power sensitivity: –31 dB re 1 milliwatt/Pa*/–123
dBm EIA.
Equivalent noise level (self noise): 22 dB typicaL (0
dB = .0002 dyne/cm2
), A-weighted.
S/N ratio: 72 dB at 94 dB SPL.
Maximum SPL for 3% THD: 120 dB SPL.
Polarity: Positive pressure on the diaphragm produces
positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin
3 of output connector.
Cable: 15-foot, black, two-conductor shielded cable
with Switchcraft TA3F connector and A3M connector.
Operating voltage: Standard phantom power: 12 to
48 volts DC positive on pins 2 and 3 with respect
to pin 1.
Safe Operating Temperature: –10° to +50° C or
+14° to +122° F.
Current drain: 4 mA nominal.
Materials: All steel body construction.
Finish: PCC-160: black. PCC-160W: off-white.
Net weight: 11.5 oz. (326 g).
Dimensions: See Fig. 5.
Optional accessories: Crown PH-1A phantom
power supply (one channel, battery or AC-adapter
powered).

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