Philips EL6021 elektrodynamische microfoon

Recently I got a Philips EL6021 mic:

It has the following specs:

Since the cable that came with it was unbalanced and noisy, making the mic rather useless, I decided to rewire the cable to make it balanced so I could connect it to my Mackie 24.8 mixer.

Some reverse engineering led to this diagram:

The connector can be fitted in each of three positions, giving the microphone 3 different impedances. See the side of the connector on the mic for the details.
It is absolutely noiseless now and it has a surprisingly good audio quality!
If you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to ask me.

4 thoughts on “Philips EL6021 elektrodynamische microfoon

  1. Raffaele Stefani

    Wow. I have two Philips mics that uses that connection, but only one plug which was badly soldered. Thanks for your scheme. Do you know where I can buy another plug? Thanks

  2. Philip van der Matten Post author


    I am glad that I could help. That’s what this blog is for.
    I am not sure if the plug is still sold. I believe it is a tuchel (later amphenol). Maybe that will help you.


  3. Eisl Klaus

    Hi Philip,
    I found a Mikro that seems to be similar to this one, it is a EL 6023, with cable.

    As I am not very experienced with electronics would you be so kind to tell me how to exacly solder the cables to a standard XLR-plug?

    This would be very helpful.

    Thank you in advance and regards


    1. Philip

      Hi Klaus,
      I’m not sure what I can tell you, what is not already in the blog article?
      Ah I think I understand your question. You want to solder it to an XLR plug, where I soldered it to a balanced jack plug.
      I guess the 3rd XLR cable goes to the mic’s chassis, that’s also what I did with the jack plug.


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