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The Grand Pearl

The Grand Pearl microphone uses our large size dual diaphragm capsule VD47, designed to provide character of sweet, warm tone known from the most famous vintage vocal microphones. Microphone has unidirectional cardioid polar pattern.

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580 €

The Grand Pearl introduce a new physical design with a rear-ported spherical head and a special narrow tapered form reflector to reduce internal resonances and reflections and optimize the unidirectional cardiod polar pattern.

A soft center band around the circumference of the head minimizes shock and handling noise. Rugged microphone construction and internal shockmounts effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks. The internal phantom powered preamplifier's Class 'A' fully discrete transformerless circuit provides high output, flat audio response and ultra low distortion and noise. The output connectors are gold plated for best possible signal transfer. "The Pearl" is ready for noise-free handheld or stand use. A flexible stand holder is supplied with microphone. FRR is an optional unique reflection ring accessory which is used as a tool to slightly alter directional characteristics and frequency response by positioning at different points along the microphone body.


Plastic mic holder


PSM - shockmount

GSM - shockmount

FRR - reflection ring



Transducer type


Operating principle

pressure gradient

Diaphragm's active diameter

26 mm (1")

Frequency range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Polar pattern

unidirectional - cardioid

Output impedance

50 ohms

Rated load impedance

1000 ohms

Suggested load impedance

>500 ohms

Sensitivity at 1000 Hz into 1000 ohms load

20 mV/Pa

S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 weighted

75 dB

S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted

86 dB-A

Equivalent noise level DIN/IEC A-weighted

8 dB-A

Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD at 1000 ohm load

136 dB

Dynamic range of the internal preamplifier

128 dB

Phantom powering voltage on pins #2 & #3 of XLR

+48 V (+/-4 V)

Current consumption

<2 mA

Output connector

3-pin XLR male, gold plated contacts


207 x 42.5 head diameter (24.5 shaft) mm, 350 grams

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Violet Design handmade microphones have been on Pro Audio market for the past 10 years. We have extend our warranty to 10 years, because we are confident that Violet microphones are the most durable on the market.

We are also extending warranty on those microphones that were sold before 2007 (for which the 5 year warranty has already been expired)

We are constantly improving our products quality investing in our people education, researches, technologies and manufacturing tools.

In the past few years, after an extensive research and testing period, we have introduced numerous innovative technologies and designs to the microphone industry, such as the "Magic Ear" capsule, our latest capsule diaphragm technology "Golden Drops", a new design of shock mount as well as metal mesh pop-filter, and last but not least, the “Global Pre” - the most compact microphone preamplifier body for vintage bayonet heads.


It is almost impossible to picture today's pro audio and recording industry without technological innovations introduced by Violet™ microphones.

For end users, Violet's vast experience in microphone technologies coupled with graceful designs adds up to unprecedented quality. All Violet Design microphones are hand made in Latvia.

Violet Design was founded in 2003 to facilitate the manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Violet™ and Flamingo™ branded microphones.



Violet Design Ltd.
P.O.Box 3393, Tallinn, 10506, Estonia