Peluso P-49 MSC Dual Channel Mid-Sides Custom

Peluso P-49 MSC Dual Channel Mid-Sides Custom


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This model was custom designed for Beehive Productions. In 2013 we got together with John Peluso and Chris Newitt to design a custom variation of the P-49. We asked for a single bodied microphone with two channels that could function as a phase coherent XY capture of a singer/instrumentalist (front address for voice / side address for instrument).  The result is what Peluso is calling the MSC — or Mid-Sides Custom.  

The MSC is like having a matched pair that can be easily manipulated to find the sweet spot between voice and instrument for a singer/songwriter — on a single mic stand, with a single cable and power supply.  The result is simplicity and grace!  While the side address is the stock version with selectable polar patterns—( 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight)—the added front address capsule is fixed cardioid.  This design also makes the MSC perfect for conventional mid-sides recording in a single housing.  

Peluso has now made several MSC P-49 microphones for interested engineers and an MSC variation of other models can be considered on request.  The pricing for an MSC build is 1.5x the stock version of the mic — substantially less than the cost of a matched pair!  Contact us for more info.


The P-49 is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual sided capsule in the P-49 enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight. The additional front address capsule on the Custom MSC is cardioid.

The P-49 features our heavy-duty 8-pin screw on cable connector. The large diameter pins in the screw on connector give a tight and secure cable connection designed to perform for a lifetime of use.

Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: P-49 Microphone in a Wood Box, Power Supply, New-style 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.

All Peluso Microphones are covered by a Three Year Limited Warranty.

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The Peluso P-49 recreates all of the features that brought the vintage Neumann M 49 the richness and high-end smoothness it is known for. Produced from 1949 to 1974, the M 49 is best known for its use on Miles Davis' trumpet and vocalists Simon and Garfunkel, and Barbara Streisand. The M 49 was the first condenser microphone capable of remote pattern control, and of course our P-49 has a remote indexed 9-pattern selector. The unique slanted relationship of the head grille to the capsule reduces grille resonances. The miniature triode tube's design is particularly well suited for microphone use, with long life, low current consumption, and high input impedance. Despite the high cost and complexity of developing the right output transformer, this is the final crucial step in achieving the vintage '49 tonal quality. The P-49 makes a superb vocal mic. With mid-range detail and unique high-end smoothness the P-49 brings saturated warmth to vocals, violin, or drums.

Technical Data
Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm K-47 style capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/20Khz
Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional

The Custom MSC has an added front address cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 15 mv/pa
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 147 dB
Equivalent Noise: 14 dB(A)
Tube Type: 5744WB 
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC
Size: 60mm x 205 mm
Weight: 731 g