DPA 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone single, general purpose pencil mic shines particularly well for instruments in the high-frequency range. This robust and reliable condenser mic, ideal for single instrument pickup, is the best all-around, generalist mic that you can find to cover a wide range of close-miking needs in the demanding live stage environment. With a max SPL, peak before clipping of 156 dB, the 2012, can handle the loudest drums, guitars, horns and more. This mic features a brass body construction and generates unmatched transient response. In addition to the heavy-duty materials used, the surfaces of the mic handle and grille have a long-lasting protective black matt finish. The 2012 has a cardioid capsule with DPA's famously flat off-axis response. The high gain-before-feedback characteristic makes it easier for sound engineers to handle bleed from nearby, off-axis instruments in a very natural and attenuated way.
- Durable, reinforced construction
- Excellent transient response
- Uniform cardioid directionality
- Outstanding SPL handling
- Natural and precise sound reproduction