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Clippy XLR EM272Z1 Microphone, Mono


Primo EM272Z1, high sensitivity omni-directional low noise microphone

  • Balanced XLR output
  • Phantom power 12-48 volts
  • Black aluminium housing
  • Balancing electronics inside the XLR plug
  • Available as matched Stereo pairs and Four matched for surround and ambisonic recording
  • The manual can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
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The Clippy EM272Z1 XLR uses the acclaimed Primo EM272Z1 capsule, made in Japan. This capsule is extremely low noise (typical 14 dBA self noise) and high sensitivity (-28 dB).

Our own unique electronic design provides a regulated 8 volts to the capsule whether the unit is powered from 12, 24 or 48 volt phantom

  • 1.5 m fully screened flexible but strong Mogami cable
  • NEUTRIK black metal XLR with gold plated pins
  • 12 volt operation to help increase battery life on portable recorders.
  • Available as stereo pairs with matched sensitivity

The EM272Z1 capsule is used extensively by ASMR artists where it's low noise and high sensitivity make it really shine.


Microphone Capsule: Primo EM272

Acoustic Principle: Pressure operated
Directional Pattern: Omni directional

Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dB at 1 kHz
Self Noise: 14 dB-A

Clipping SPL: 120 dB SPL at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: -28 dB +/- 3dB at 1 kHz
 (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
Dynamic Range: 105 dB
Output Impedance: 1.4 k ohms

Power Requirement:
Phantom power, 12-48V

Current Consumption: 0.9 mA

Cable: 1.5 metres, Shielded balanced Mogami 2697 cable

Output Connector: XLR Male, Neutrik, gold plated pins
Microphone Dimensions : 11.8 mm x 25 mm
Weight: 49g (1.7 oz)

"The Clippy XLR EM172Z1 is 6 dB more sensitive and 8 dB lower in noise than a DPA4060 for a fraction of the price, what's not to like!" GH, London

Plugging in these small and “cheap” microphones put a big grin on my face. Great build quality and very quiet when used with my Sound Devices mixer/recorder. Mats O, Sweden

What's in the box:

  • One Clippy XLR Microphone with Clip

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