A compact stereo pair; two handpicked cardioid condenser microphones, selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB. Makes several stereo principles like XY and ORTF easy to obtain.
The compact design and controlled directionality of these mics make them an excellent choice for spot mics for classical recording and on-stage close mics for live sound. The foam design in the heavy-duty transportation box allows for fast and easy exchange of the microphone/accessory inlays.
These condenser microphones are 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 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 mic 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 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact is part of the flexible d:dicate Microphones Series. It combines the MMC2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Capsule with the MMP-C compact preamplifier. This combination offers a subtle character alteration with a bit more "body" to the low end than the d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone. It is also much easier to position than other cardioid mics.
Another option, for the true audiophile, is the d:dicate 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone. It offers low distortion and totally accurate and faithful sound.
At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d:dicate 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate or d:facto Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.
The d:dicate 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact is also available individually.
Sensitivity-selected pairBlends clarity, richness and dynamicsTwin diaphragm capsule and interference tube technologiesSuperb stage separation and level controlLow-profile mounting optionsModular flexibilityPeli Case transportation and protection
Directional pattern: CardioidPrinciple of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tubeCartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm CapsuleFrequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHzFrequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 50 Hz - 17 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHzSensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/PaEquivalent 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 peakDynamic range: Typ. 117 dBMax. SPL, peak before clipping: 146 dBMinimum load impedance: 2 kohmOutput impedance: < 200 ohmCable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active DriveCommon Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 50 dBPower supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)Current consumption: 2.8 mAConnector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phaseColor: Matte blackWeight: 64 g (2.3 oz)Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)Microphone length: 92 mm (3.6 in)Output voltage, RMS: > 4 VPolarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressureTemperature 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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