The 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is acclaimed for its close-miking excellence and hi-SPL handling. Optimized for onstage use, it also has been used in many studios.
The off-axis response is linear but in a smaller frequency bandwidth. This makes stage separation and gain-to-feedback higher. The mic level is easier to control.
The microphone capsule
Inside this capsule, two opposite-facing miniature capsules are custom rebuilt. 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 the supreme d:dicate Microphone series preamplifiers instead of the tiny miniature FET ones. This gives the sound more air and precision.
Comparisons with its big brother, the iconic MMC4011 capsule, are inevitable. The relationship between the two can be clearly heard. The MMC2000 series performs as well as more exclusive microphones. It is a premium-class mic capsule and redefines the term value for money.
Please read this note about the acoustic center of the d:dicate MMC2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone Capsule.
A truly flexible range
The d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is part of the flexible d:dicate Microphones Series. It combines the MMC2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Capsule with the MMP-A preamplifier. This combination is for the true audiophile. It offers low distortion and totally accurate and faithful sound.
Another option, the d:dicate 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact offers a subtle character alteration with a bit more "body" to the low end than the d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone.
At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate or d:facto Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.
The d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is available as a sensitivity-selected stereo pair, ST2011A.
Blends clarity, richness and dynamicsTwin diaphragm capsule and interference tube technologiesSuperb stage separation and level controlModular flexibility
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 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, A-weighted: 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): < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: Typ. 117 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 158 dB
Switchable attenuator, filters etc.: 0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance: 200
Minimum load impedance: 2 k
Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 60 dB
Power supply: 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: 2.8 mA
Current consumption: Cardioid
Pin 1: shieldPin 2: signal + phasePin 3: - phase
Color: Matte black
Weight: 164 g (5.8 oz)
Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length: 198 mm (7.8 in)
Output voltage, RMS: 8 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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