2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Swedish microphone manufacturer Milab Microphones, originally founded in 1941 as Pearl Microphones.
After a long and sometimes dramatic history where the two brands were separated for almost 40 years, Milab and Pearl reunited after a merger in 2017, and today, both brands are produced side by side, by hand, in Åstorp in southern Sweden.
Milab is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the Milab DC-196 Anniversary Edition that features a red Nextel coating. It’s a multi-pattern condenser microphone built around Milab’s rectangular large-diaphragm capsule.
The DC-196 Anniversary Edition is shipped in a wooden box together with a Milab 3227 shockmount, a windscreen and an individual frequency graph. The first batch of edition has sold out, but a new batch is planned for late November.