Product Description


Superlux PRA383XLR Clip on Condenser Instrument Microphone

The PRA383 is ideal for saxophones, woods, eastern and western strings and percussion because of its high SPL capability and flat response. The PRA383 is easy to clip onto various instruments and simple to adjust by bending the short gooseneck for the sweet spot. A good choice for mid-high frequency sounds, the PRA383 is a necessity for live sound and as a studio recording device.

This Microphone also comes with a PS418S Preamp, Which uses Phantom Power ( Required from the Mixer or interface you use for this microphone), To amplify the Microphones level to line level, for the best overall sound and headroom.


  • Gooseneck with clip can be installed on brass and string instruments easily
  • Oncoming noise from the side and rear is suppressed thanks to the Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Built-in 1.5-meter Mini XLR cable for connecting to preamplifier device
  • Includes Microphone and Preamp (This uses Mini XLR (TA3) From the Microphone to the Preamp, with a regular XLR Out)
  • Because the Microphone uses Mini XLR, it is compatible with some Wireless Bodypack Transmitters.

Please Note: This item Requires Phantom Power to Operate

The Tech Features

Brand: Superlux

Model: PRA383XLR

Type: Back electret Condenser, 9.7 mm (0.38in)

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 40-18,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 42 dBV/Pa (7.8 mV)

Output Impedance: 200Ω

Minimum Load Impedance: 1,000Ω

S/N Ratio: 71 dB

Equivalent Output Noise: 23 dB

Max SPL: 137 dB

Dynamic Range: 114 dB

Power Requirements: 12-52V DC, 3.5 mA

Finish: Black

Connector: Mini XLR for Mic to Preamp, XLR Female out from Preamp


  • Microphone: 12.5mm D x 27mm L
  • Preamp: 21mm D x 106 mm L

Net Weight:

  • Microphone: 160g (5.64oz)
  • Preamp: 118g (4.2 oz)

Included Accessories: PS418S preamp

Packaging: Carrying case


Reviews (2)

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Great for live brass

By: on 14 August 2023
These work great live for brass instruments. The build quality is solid and the sound is perfectly fine. I can't find anything cheaper and I don't need anything more expensive.

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Great for home recording

By: on 4 March 2020
The microphone was ordered on a Wednesday and I received it the following Monday. It comes in a durable hard plastic case with specifically cutout durable foam for absolute protection and for such a small device it is robust. Please make sure you can provide 48volt phantom power, otherwise they wont work. For $69 the type of microphone it is, has quite a decent and direct pick-up of sound. Instead of using my Samson Q51's on the 2 up rack toms and 2 down floor toms when recording, I prefer these. You get close enough clarity and are less intrusive in your playing space. I have accidentally struck the microphones a number of times with medium impact and they still work. No, they aren't perfect for laying down the final tracking of (in this case, drums), however they are a good quality microphone to get you started. When you buy budget quality equipment, that is what you usually get. These microphones are budget but they are a step above that label. Artist has provided me 3 cymbals, a 10" brilliant finish splash, an18" light crash in brilliant finish and an 18" medium rough crash to which all complement my Paiste cymbals. I have also bought good quality drum bags, heavy duty hardware bags and a great cymbal bag. I highly recommend Artist.

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