PZM is an acronym for Pressure Zone Microphone; it generally refers to a "boundary microphone" in which a small omnidirectional condenser mic capsule faces a boundary a few thousandths of an inch away. PZM is a trademark of Crown International.
The PZM can be used as a piano mic or on hockey boards for body check sound effects. It is also commonly used to record full room sound by being mounted on a wall.
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... A directional boundary microphoneis a boundary microphonewith a directional polar pattern such as cardioid or supercardioid ... An example is the Crown PZM2.5 ... mounted on a boundary surface, with the axis of the microphoneparallel with the surface ...