The D 550 is a cardioid dynamic microphone. It has been designed primarily as a bass instrument microphone for tough onstage use on bass drum, tuba, trombone, bass amps, etc. The wide frequency response of the D 550 that slightly favors the low frequency and treble ranges ensures a very powerful sound and good intelligibility.
The term “cardioid polar response? means that the D 550 is most sensitive to sound arriving from in front of it, less sensitive to sound arriving from the sides, and least sensitive to sound arriving from the rear. This polar pattern is virtually the same for all frequencies (“frequency independent?). A shock absorbing wire-mesh outer grille and plastic housing protect the the transducer system from damage. The outer steel wire mesh grille and a layer of a special textile material form a very effective windscreen against pop and wind noise.
The D 550 features a standard 3-pin male XLR-type connector. This connector type is internationally standardized so that you can connect the microphone to the rest of your equipment using any commercial microphone cable with a female 3-pin XLR-type connector. The supplied H 440 clamp lets you mount the microphone directly on a snare drum, tom tom, or similar percussion instruments.
High-output neodymium transducer
Cardioid instrument microphone
Designed specifically for bass instruments
Mounts on stands or instruments
Polar pattern: cardioid
Frequency range: 20?20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa (-52dBV re 1V/Pa)
Equivalent noise level: 18 dB-A (DIN 45412)
Max. sound pressure level for 1 %/3 % THD: 147/156 dB SPL
Electrical impedance: =600 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: =2,000 Ohms
Connector: 3-pin male XLR
Finish: matte black enamel
Size: 104 mm (4.09 in.) H x 121 mm (4.76 in.) L x 46 mm (1.81 in.) ?
Net/shipping weight: 203/563 g (7.2 oz./1.2 lb.)