DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone (Single)

XLR-3M - Pressure gradient - Hypocardioid directional pattern

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  • DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone with MicroDot connector
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Spacious, wide cardioid pick-up

The single DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone for ambient pick up of a drum kit or other instrument groups has extra-wide cardiod pick-up for a natural, full sound picture. Like the related pencil mic, DPA 2012 Compact Cardiod, the build quality and brass body construction with black matte finish stand-up to the rigors of a live stage environment. DPA's famously flat off-axis response and high gain-before-feedback makes it easier for sound engineers to capture instrument groups with complex radiation patterns. The 2015, can handle the loudest drums, guitars, horns and more. Closer to the source is true for the 2015, when positioned near to the drums, you capture sound evenly across the entire kit. This closer position results in stronger signal and less bleed from the stage. Like all other DPA microphones, the 2015 delivers pure, transparent sound quality. Although purchased here as a single mic, it also shines with a matched stereo pair - 2015ST (DPA-2015ST).


  • Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction
  • Uniform wide cardioid directionality
  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Overheads on drums, grand piano, away or close to the strings, or horns

Specifications for the DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone

{ "Directional pattern": "Wide cardioid", "Principle of operation": "Pressure gradient", "Cartridge type": "Pre-polarized condenser", "Frequency response": "20 Hz - 20 kHz", "Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in)": "40 Hz to 18 kHz", "Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz": "12 mV/Pa; -37.7 dB re. 1 V/Pa", "Equivalent noise level, A-weighted": "Typ. 18 dB(A) re 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))", "Distortion, THD < 1%": "147 dB SPL (150 dB SPL peak)", "Dynamic range": "Typ. 132 dB", "Max. SPL, THD 10%": "150 dB SPL (153 dB SPL peak)", "Switchable attenuator, filters etc.": "-", "Rated output impedance": "60 Ω", "Minimum load impedance": "2 kΩ", "Cable drive capability": "100 m (328 ft)", "Output balance principle": "Impedance balancing with Active Drive", "Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)": "> 60 dB", "Power supply (for full performance)": "P48 (Phantom Power)", "Current consumption": "0.7 mA", "Connector": "XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase", "Color": "Matte black", "Weight": "83 g (2.9 oz)", "Microphone diameter": "19 mm (0.75 in)", "Capsule diameter": "17 mm (0.67 in)", "Microphone length": "94 mm (3.7 in)", "Maximum output voltage, RMS": "8.7 V (21 dBu)", "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%", "Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz)": "±1.5 dB" }

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