Crown PZM-30D

Pressure Zone Microphone
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A Fantastic Microphone for the Office, Boardroom, or Conference Table!

Whatever you need for sound reinforcement, you can find it at Sweetwater! The PZM-30D pressure zone microphone from Crown is perfect for mounting overhead or on conference tables or desks. It features clean high frequencies and uniform polar response, and also has switchable dual frequency response - meaning that while in the "rising"position the PMZ-30D gives you brilliance on the high end, while in the "flat" position the sound is. . .well, "flat" with a smooth, natural high frequency response.

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
PZM Mics: How Do They Work? by Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Boundary
Polar Pattern Hemispherical
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 150dB
Output Impedance 240 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 74dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 6000H50790

Customer Reviews

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As Room Mics..

These are great if you know how to use them.. Whatever surface you put them on will act as the diaphragm...I personally taped 2 to a glass wall about 15 feet from a drum kit - in a moderately live room - and I've never been so impressed by a completely dry room tone. 5 stars for these underestimated gems!
Music background: Audio Engineering Student/ Engineer/ Musician

Crown PZM's

I have used all kinds of microphones in my life on both drums overheads, acoustic guitars, acoustic Bass, etc.. I found that the pzm's area true as you can get reproduction of the sound source as I have ever heard. When I used condensor mikes for cymbals, It always changed my snare sound, and caused phase problems. I always had to spend a lot of time equalising. With Pzm's I put the mikes 2 ' away from the cymbals, and it sounds awesome flat. Try This, you will be amazed with the results.
Music background: Drummer / Recording Engineer / Producer

Crown PZM30D

When you need a great grand piano sound with no drama, lid open or closed, this is the mic you want. It also sounds awesome on the floor a few feet in front of a drum kit. I wish I had several more-working on it.-lol
Music background: Recording Engineer/Musician

Know what it is and how to use it

Don't be swayed by the guy that gave this mic 1 star. This is one of the better PZM's out there. Like any mic it has to be used correctly. I do a lot of remote work and my Crown PZM saw action three times this week.
Music background: Recording engineer and musician

Disappointing response on a lecturn

This has not worked for me on a lecturn in church. I have gain turned up to the max and still I get only a slight response. I'm using a London Architect Blu 30/80 system and state of the art amplification yet the sound while being clean and accurate is way lower than the rest of the layout (5 shures) I must have a dud.
Music background: Director of Music

Sweetwater Advice

Stuart Niven

Yes, you can use this as a conference microphone and yes, it is an amazing mic, flat and present but real. However... the day I ventured to throw this baby two feet in front of a drum set, on the floor, in a tunnel made out of a blanket and introduced the signal to my close friend, the compressor, set it to nuke, I have never been the same since. Serious wow factor when you sneak that bad boy up in mono in a mix behind the drum set! Too much? I think not!
See also: Condenser Mics, Crown, Crown Condenser Microphones, Crown Condenser Microphones