Superlux E524D X/Y Stereo Pencil Condenser Stereo Microphone

About this Superlux E524D X/Y Stereo Pencil Condenser Stereo Microphone

The Superlux E524D is an XY stereo microphone, with a pair of small-diaphragm (16mm) Cardioid electret capsules mounted in a fixed XY 90 array. The mic can be phantom powered (9-48V) or battery powered with single 1.5V AA. The microphones frequency response and max SPL do not change when operating via battery power. A single switch on the mic body turns on battery power. A blue LED flashes once at startup to indicate that power is present. The published frequency response graph shows a gradual roll off below 200Hz, and a smooth +5dB presence boost 8.5kHz. The high end rolls off above 13kHz.

The microphone is terminated with 5-pin XLR-M jack which converts to 2 x male XLR using the splitter cable provided.

Included in this mic pack:

  • Superlux E524D X/Y Stereo Pencil Condenser Stereo Microphone
  • 5 meter XLR5F to dual-XLR3M cable
  • Plastic mic clip
  • Tripod table stand
  • Foam windscreen
  • Leather storage pouch.


The Tech Features:

Brand:- Superlux

Model:- E524D

Pickup Patterns:- X/Y Stereo (4 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)

Capsule Diameter:- 16mm

Impedance:- 200 Ohms (Low)

Max SPL: 127 dB

Self-Noise:- 21.0 dB (A)

Weight:- 340g (11.99 oz.)

Length:- 215mm

Max Diameter:- 25mm

Interface:- 5 pin XLR male

Power Specifications:- Requires Phantom Power. Has battery compartment for 1 x 1.5v (AA).

Phantom Voltage:- 9-48v


Punches well above it's weight

By: John on 9 December 2019
For the price, the audio is actually quite nice. Perhaps a little light on the bottom end but good mid and bright top end. A tad quieter noise floor than my AT 822. The switch on mine seems a little dodgy - occasionally I switch it on and there's an extra 20db of noise that I didn't order but most of the time it's quite acceptable - particularly for the price. Outwardly, the build seems solid. Plastic box is overly large and the 5m cable is not I put a couple video reviews up on youtube under quedecree.

pleasantly surprised

By: Aidan Vogt on 25 November 2019
Picked this unit up on sale to try as a live OH mic for a small church. Thru it up and immediately was impressed with what i was hearing. minimal EQ + dynamics require Would recommend

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