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DPA 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone

The DPA 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone is a directional recording mic that marks a major development in modern microphone design, with two miniature capsules housed back-to-back for greater sensitivity and low noise floor. The 2011C is ideal on a many sources both live and in studio.

The DPA 2011C microphone is highly capable in handling the high SPL transients of drums (try it on snare or kick) and percussion instruments, as well as sounding amazing on guitar and bass cabs, supplying rich frequency response that just plain gives you more to work with in the mix.

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Product Description

The DPA 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone is no run-of-the-mill condenser mic – by utilising two very sensitive miniature capsules side by side, DPA has been able to reduce self noise and increase sensitivity offering an incredibly high performance stage- and recording microphone at a cost effective price.

The ‘2000’ capsules are available in both omnidirectional (2006) and cardioid (2011) pattern, and can be interfaced with a choice of different preamplifiers (A-standard, C-compact or E-active cable).

The DPA 2011C is the ideal directional workhorse microphone for both recording and live use whether using a single mic or a Stereo Pair. With it’s tight cardioid pattern, high SPL handling and neutral response it is ideal for use on any instrument including vocals. The 2011C mic comes with a mic clip, windshield and 2 year warranty (5 years on the MMP-C Pre-amp).

DPA 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone

Directional pattern Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in) 50 Hz – 17 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 20 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 23 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 33 dB (max. 36 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 117 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 146 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 64 g (2.3 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 92 mm (3.6 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS > 4 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%

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