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An excellent choice where punch and warmth are required, including toms, congas, and kick. Its natural warmth and slight mid-bass boost also makes it great for saxophones and other woodwinds requiring a true, sensitive, yet big reproduction.

The D2 is used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. It is designed with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a VLM™ diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction.

The D2 is an excellent choice for miking instruments with a percussive nature such as rack toms, congas, saxophones, guitar cabinets and brass.  Transformer less design, low impedance and balanced output insure that the D2 will perform interference-free.

Dynamic hypercardioid drum and instrument microphone has warm contoured response for added bottom and punch. Ideal for drums, instruments, and brass. Features VLM noice reduction capsule, compact design for easy placement and is milled from a solid block of aluminum for reduced weight and greater durability.

The D2 has an extremely tight (hypercardioid) pick-up pattern in order to help eliminate sound
from other instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. For this reason, it the D2
is exceptionally effective in capturing the sound of each component of a drum or percussion kit.

Drums, hand percussion: As a general rule, the bottom of the D2 grill should be 1-2 inches
above the head of the drum and pointed towards the center. For more “ring” pull the mic back
towards the rim. For less ring and more overtones, position the mic 1-2 inches inside the ring. For
more attack, place the mic very close to the head and for more overtones and decay move the
mic further away from the head.

Guitar cabinets: The D2 can be placed within 1-2 inches of the grill cover at a 90 degree angle
pointing directly into the speaker. If the mic is placed closer to the edge of the speaker, you will
minimize the higher frequencies and get a warmer, fatter tone. To capture more highs, move the
mic closer towards the center of the speaker, but avoid the middle of the speaker.

Horns: Place the mic within 1-2 inches of the bell, especially when on a stage with drums, bass,
guitar, etc. For jazz, classical, and music where the stage volume is lower, the mic can be placed
further away for a richer, fuller sound.

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  • D2 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone
Series Instrument Dynamic Series
Model D2 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone
Frequency Response 80Hz-18kHz
Output Impedence 250 ohms
Polar Pattern Hyper-Cardioid
Self Noise N/A
Microphone Type Dynamic
Dynamic Range (SPL) 144dB
Pad N/A
Low Cut Filter N/A
Connector Type XLR
Manufacturer Number D2
Weight 4.5 oz.
Dimensions 3.9 inches

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D2 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers condensers and wireless systems for three years and dynamic microphones for five years. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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