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DPA d:dicate™ 2011C Cardioid Microphone

The DPA d:dicate™ 2011C 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 d:dicate™ 2011C Cardioid Mic 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 d:dicate ‘2000’ capsules are available in both omni (2006) and cardioid (2011) pattern, and can be interfaced with a choice of different preamplifiers (A-standard, C-compact, B-filtered 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 d:dicate™ 2011C mic comes with a mic clip and 2 year warranty.

DPA d:dicate™ 2011C Directional Microphone Specifications:

Directional pattern: Cardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 50 Hz to 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)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 74 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 1 kHz: < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak Dynamic range: Typ. 117 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 146 dB
Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm
Output impedance: < 200 ohm 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 specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: 2.8 mA
Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color: Matte black
Microphone weight: 64 g (2.3 oz)
Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length: 92 mm (3.6 in)
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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