DPA 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Pencil Mic

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Wide and Spacious Capture In Compact, Precise Design

The 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Microphone is a pencil microphone that ensures excellent results for ambient pick up of drum kits or other groups of instruments.

Choose a pair of 2015 Compact Wide Cardioids for live situations where a traditional cardioid pattern isn't wide open enough. It works ideally as an overhead to capture a balanced sound from an entire group of instruments, like a drum set or horns section.

Also, when recording instrument clusters with complex radiation patterns, a wide cardioid design (also known as hemispheric, sub-cardioid, or hypocardioid) is an excellent choice for covering a wider coverage area.

DPA's 2015 is constructed to handle the hectic nature of a live stage. The thicker, more robust body construction of brass is very durable and known for its corrosion resistance and tolerance against metal fatigue. The surfaces of the mic handle and grille are also treated with a heavy-duty protected black chrome finish to ensure an elegant look after years of use.

DPA 2015 Features

  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Spacious sound due to wide cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Uniform wide cardioid directionality
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction
  • Integrated XLR connector for secure mount
  • State-of-the-art mic holder for securing position without risk of displacement
  • Thicker and more robust structure
  • Directional pattern: Wide Cardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Condenser
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Effective frequency range: 40Hz – 18kHz at 30cm (11.8 in)
  • Sensitivity, nominal ±2dB at 1kHz: 12 mV/Pa; -37.7 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 18 dB(A) re 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%: 147 dB SPL (150 dB SPL peak)
  • Dynamic range: Type. 131 dB
  • SPL, THD 10%: 150 dB (153 dB Peak)
  • Rated output impedance: 60 Ohms
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 Ohms
  • Cable drive capability: 328FT
  • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
  • Common Mode rejection ratio: >60 dB
  • Power supply (for full performance): Phantom Power
  • Current consumption: 0.7 mA
  • Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • Color: Matte black
  • Weight: 2.9 oz
  • Mic diameter: 0.75 in
  • Capsule diameter: 0.67 in
  • Mic length: 3.7 in
  • Max output voltage, RMS: 8.7V (21 dBu)
  • Polarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
  • Temperature range: -40°F to 113°F
  • Relative humidity (RH): Up to 90%
  • Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz): ±1.5 dB

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