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Peluso Microphone Lab P-280 Tube Condenser Microphone

Ultra-high resolution large diaphragm condenser tube microphone kit featuring crystal clear low noise-floor and vacuum tube warmth - includes wood box, power supply, cable and mounts in a flight case
MFR# P-280

Product Description

The Peluso Microphone Lab P-280 delivers an ultra-high resolution signal, crystal clear low noise-floor and vacuum tube warmth. The perfect combination for today’s demanding recording environments. The P-280 employs Peluso's unique tube/FET combination amplifier stage to achieve the quietest noise-floor they have ever encountered in a tube microphone. The miniature pentode tube keeps the circuit’s signal warm and pleasing, never brittle or strident. The even frequency response, crisp detail, and dead quiet noise floor bring astonishing results from almost any source. It has an assertive gain level, and easily handles very high SPL sources. A balanced output achieved through a generously sized output transformer. The body and head grille are machined brass with a sleek black finish.

The P-280 is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual-sided capsule in the P-280 enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omnidirectional to cardioid to figure eight.

The P-280 features a 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.

Acoustically matched pairs available upon special request.

Microphone kit comes as a complete system including P-280 Microphone in a Wood Box, Power Supply, 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.


  • Center-terminated large diaphragm capsule
  • Dual back-plate three wire capsule
  • Ultra high resolution
  • Crystal clear low noise-floor
  • Vintage glass EF pentode vacuum tube
  • Unique Peluso FET-tube combination amplifier
  • Heavy-duty 8-pin screw-on connector
  • Designed, engineered, and built in Virginia
  • Custom transformer output
  • All metal double-mesh head grille

Product Specifications

Package ContentsP-280 microphone, wood box, 8-pin cable, power supply, shock mount and hard mount, and locking flight case
Length8 in
Diameter2 in
Unit Weight10.4 lb
Tube or Solid StateTube
Tube Type5654W / EF95
Capsule TypeDual back-plate three wire capsule
Transducer TypeCondenser
Polar PatternVariable-Pattern
Number of MicrophonesSingle Microphone
Impedance200 ohms
Frequency Range20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity-34 dBV/Pa (27 mV)
Max. SPL149 dB
Analog or DigitalAnalog

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First off this is a great mic. It’s very clean sounding with a bump for me in the mids to me from my RefC (subjective). It’s has a very forward sound. Quality parts and packaging. I would recommend this mic for vocal application for sure. Great addition to any mic locker

By Andrew S on September 27, 2021

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