Pearl MS 2CL & MS 8CL


MS stereo made safe and easy, even under the worst recording conditions

The Pearl MS 2CL and MS 8CL have been designed especially for TV, video and film production. They contain one cardioid capsule facing forward and one figure-of-eight capsule pointing sideways. These signals — the mid (M) and side (S) — will produce true MS stereo, a method considered to be the best sounding, most useful and mono compatible of all stereo miking techniques.

In the MS 2CL, the M and S signals are combined by an internal matrix to produce L and R outputs. This will give you a ready-to-go MS stereo sound image. The MS 8CL outputs the M and S signals separately, so the engineer can fine tune the sound at any stage during production, from super mono to any degree of MS stereo.

These microphones are very light, something every mic boom operator will appreciate. They are rugged and will survive most of the mic-unfriendly conditions you'll meet at a shooting session. Both models are finished with a durable black powder coat paint. An LED indicates that phantom power is on.

Package includes

  • Wooden box
  • Microphone shockmount 1930
  • Individual frequency graph

Frequency response


Polar pattern MS 2CL: MS stereo L+R 
MS 8CL: Cardioid (Mid) plus figure of eight (Side)
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
Frequency response 40Hz - 20kHz
Impedance 500 ohms
Operating Voltage 30-48 volts
Rec. load imp 1 K ohms
Current consumption 1.6 mA
Self noise 18 dBA
Max SPL 130 dB
Connector 5-pin XLR
Dimensions 185 x ø28 mm
Weight 160 g