DPA 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone

£600.00 500.00 ex. VAT)
Product Code: 2011C
Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 2011C
Stock Status: In Stock

Distinctive, well-balanced sound

The 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic is a directional microphone. The distinctive sound of this microphone is well balanced. It bridges the gap between the extreme sound quality of DPA's pencil microphones and DPA's well-known Lavalier microphones.

Two opposite-facing miniature capsules are custom rebuilt inside this microphone. They are placed 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 fast impulse response and large frequency bandwidth. The capsules are loaded to DPA's supreme preamps, which gives the sound more air and precision.

Combine it with the preamp of your choice

As with all of DPA's modular pencil microphones, you can combine the 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of DPA's preamps.

The MMP-A Mic Preamp is an ultra-transparent, transformerless preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing. The MMP-C Compact Mic Preamp is an ultra-compact preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing. It has a slightly softer character than the other preamps for DPA's pencil microphones.

The 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic is acclaimed for its close-miking excellence and hi-SPL handling. Optimized for onstage use, it has been used on many stages as well as recording sessions. It exhibits a previously unheard blend of clarity, richness and dynamic range.

The 2011C Compact Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic offers a subtle character alteration with a bit more “body” to the low end than the 2011A. It is also much easier to position than other cardioid mics.

At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic into a new configuration. The 2011 is very widely used as a snare drum mic but fits easily well on many other instruments.

  • Polar Pattern:
  • Principle of operation:
    Pressure gradient, with interference tube
  • Type:
  • 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:
    10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level:
    Typ. 20 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 23 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%:
    134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range:
    Typ. 117 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%:
    146 dB SPL peak
  • Microphone length:
    51 mm (2.0 in)
  • Rated output impedance:
    100 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance:
    2 kΩ
  • Switchable attenuator, filters etc.:
    0 dB / -20 dB
  • Cable drive capability:
    100 m (328 ft)
  • Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz):
    ±1.5 dB
  • MPN:
  • Output balance principle:
    Impedance balancing with Active Drive
  • GTIN:
  • 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
  • Microphone diameter:
    19 mm (0.75 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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