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DPA 2012 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)
DPA 2012 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)

DPA 2012 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)

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SoundPro Item: 138812
MPN: ST2012
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The 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone is an all-around generalist pencil mic that guarantees excellent results on any instrument on a live stage. The 2012 Compact Cardioid Mic is the best all-around, generalist mic that you can find to cover a wide range of close-miking needs on the live stage. It is a robust and reliable condenser mic, best for single instrument pickup. Its specifically powerful characteristics make it an extremely flexible mic that will shine on many instruments, particularly those in the high-frequency range.

DPA 2012 (Stereo Pair) Features

  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Excellent transient response
  • Uniform cardioid directionality
  • Outstanding SPL handling
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction
  • 2012 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones2
  • Directional patternCardioid
  • Principle of operationPressure gradient
  • Cartridge typePre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in)40 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz8 mV/Pa; -42 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 20 dB(A) re 20 µPa (max. 22 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%148 dB SPL (151 dB SPL peak)
  • Dynamic rangeTyp. 131 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%153 dB SPL (156 dB SPL peak)
  • Switchable attenuator, filters etc.-
  • Rated output impedance60 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance2 kΩ
  • Cable drive capability100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principleImpedance balancing with Active Drive
  • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 60 dB
  • Power supply (for full performance)P48 (Phantom Power)
  • Current consumption0.7 mA
  • ConnectorXLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • ColorMatte black
  • Weight83 g (2.9 oz)
  • Microphone diameter19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Capsule diameter17 mm (0.67 in)
  • Microphone length94 mm (3.7 in)
  • Maximum output voltage, RMS8.7 V (21 dBu)
  • 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%
  • Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz)±1.5 dB

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DPA 2012 Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones (Stereo Pair)

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