4 Matched Clippy XLR EM272Z1 Microphones


  • High sensitivity omni-directonal low noise microphones
  • 4 Sensitivity matched Primo EM272Z1 capsules for surround or ambisonic recording
  • Balanced XLR outputs
  • Phantom power 12-48 volts
  • Black aluminium housing
  • Balancing electronics built inside the XLR plug

Also available as single microphones and matched stereo pairs

The manual can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

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£ 234.50

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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 EM272Z1

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 each (1.7 oz)

There is a small family of Clippy EM272Z1 microphones as below:

With 3.5 mm plugs, requiring Plug-in Power:

  • Mono Clippy - with straight stereo moulded plug, the mic signal is fed to both left and right channels
  • Stereo Clippy - with right angle stereo metal plug - a Matched Pair of Clippy mics
  • Stere Module - with straight stereo moulded plug - a Matched Pair of Clippy mics 
  • Stere Module - with right angle stereo metal plug moulded - a Matched Pair of Clippy mics 
  • Smart Mono Clippy - with straight TRRS moulded plug suitable for use with mobile phones and some laptop computers.

With XLR plugs and requiring phantom power:

  • Mono - a single mono Clippy microphone with a 3 pin male XLR
  • Stereo - pair of matched XLR Clippy mics, each with a 3 pin male XLR
  • Quad - 4 matched XLR Clippy mics, each with a 3 pin male XLR

"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 http://www.trampljud.se/


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