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DPA 2006C Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Compact Pencil Microphone

The DPA 2006C Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Pencil Microphone features DPA’s superb linear omnidirectional MMC2006 mic capsule on the compact MMP-C pre-amp.

The 2006C bridges the gap between the extreme sound quality of the Microphones series and our well-known Miniature Microphones in the Lavalier and Headset series, creating a DPA studio mic that is as good quality without the hefty price tag.

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Product Description

Inside the 2006C‘s capsule, two opposite-facing miniature omni capsules are custom rebuilt by being assembled into a double-diaphragm, one-capsule composition. This combines the advantages of small capsules with the lower inherent noise achieved from a larger diaphragm area. These capsules provide incredibly fast impulse response and wide frequency bandwidth.

The capsules benefit from the supreme quality of DPA’s Pencil Microphone series preamplifiers instead of the usual miniature FET pres. This gives the mic much more headroom and the sound more air and precision.

Comparisons with its big brother, the iconic 4006 capsule, are inevitable. The relationship between the two can be clearly heard. The MMC2000 series performs as well as more exclusive microphones. It is a premium-class mic capsule and redefines the term “value for money” in studio recording mics.

The 2006C Omni Mic features:

  • Acoustic authenticity
  • Linear in a large frequency bandwidth
  • Twin-Diaphragm-Capsule technology
  • Modular flexibility

DPA 2006C Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Compact Pencil Microphone

Directional pattern Omnidirectional
Principle of operation Pressure
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB 50 Hz – 20 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 14 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz 40 mV/Pa; -28 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 18 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 28 dB (max. 30 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 127 dB SPL RMS, 130 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 114 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 139 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 100 Ω
Minimum load impedance 2 kΩ
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 50 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 2.8 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color Matte black
Weight 60 g (2.1 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 58 mm (2.3 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS 4.5 V
Polarity +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%