DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones - Stereo pair pencil mics

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  • DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone - stereo pair
  • 2 x Microphone Holder for Pencil Microphones (UA0961)
  • 2 x Foam Windscreen for Pencil Microphone, ∅19㎜, Length 56㎜ (2.2 in) (DUA0020)


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Overhead mics for ambient pick up on the live stage

DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones, stereo pair pencil mics, take complex sound from the live stage to the next level. The 2015 microphone lets your sound engineer work efficiently while embracing the passion of the artists. The stereo pair of 2015s combine durable, reinforced construction with natural and precise sound reproduction, and they are ideal as overheads to capture a balanced sound of the entire group of instruments, like a drum kit. When a conventional cardioid pattern isn't quite open enough, choose 2015 Compact Wide Cardioids.


  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Uniform wide cardioid directionality
  • Spacious sound due to a wide cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction
  • Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage

Specifications for the DPA 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones

{ "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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