• 2012 and 2015 pencil mics from DPA

    DPA Microphones unveils its compact 2012 Cardioid and 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones. Featuring a reinforced construction said to withstand the rigors of touring, the new mics target instrument pickup applications.

    The 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone acts as an all-around, generalist pencil mic for instruments. From horns and percussion to acoustic or electric guitars, bass cabinets and more, the 2012 can capture crystal clear, single instrument pickup with ease, says DPA. The 2012 features an extended frequency range and flat frequency response in a small-form factor. Nominal maximum peak SPL before clipping of 156 dB.

    While the 2012 targets single instrument pickup, the 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Microphone is recommended as a stereo pair on drum kits and instrument groups. Featuring wide cardioid directionality and a linear frequency response, a selected pair of 2015 mics reportedly offers spacious sound for horn groups, vibraphones, xylophones and other large instruments. When closely positioned, the mics are also ideal for large grand pianos or for use as overheads for drum kits, says DPA. Additionally, the compact design of the 2015 helps with unobtrusive placement at venues.

    Both solutions are pre-polarized condenser mics, each with a specifically designed 17mm (0.67-inch) capsule. Like most DPA mics, the 2012 and 2015 come in a zip pouch, along with a microphone holder and windscreen. Additional accessories such as a stereo boom, gooseneck mount and corresponding shock mounts are also available.

    Pricing for the 2012 Cardioid Microphone begins at €625 EUR, while a stereo pair of 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones starts at €1,190 EUR. Prices exclude local VAT/tax.


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