Contact Active Dynamic Microphone
for Mandolin family instruments
Schertler's flagship DYN transducer mic tailored specifically for the mandolin.
"I'VE ALWAYS WANTED...(to)...REPRODUCE MY MANDOLIN'S TONE ACCURATELY. THE SCHERTLER DYN-M...IS THE BEST I'VE EVER HEARD."
-Chris Thiele, Nickel Creek
Schertler DYN series "pick-ups" are actually small near-field dynamic microphones. The resulting sound is natural and accurate without the problems of bleed and feedback with traditional stand-mounted mics, or "quack" with bridge and saddle pickups. To use the DYN, you easily and safely apply the DYN to the top of an instrument by using Schertler's inert putty. This system also allows the DYN to be removed entirely at will and without damage to your instrument.
The Schertler DYN requires no hole drilling or other permanent modifications to your valuable acoustic instrument.
Schertler’s new DYN-M-P48 is a fully balanced, active, dynamic contact microphone with Class A electronics. Specially designed to focus on reproducing the mid-high sounds of the mandolin, the microphone features state-of-the-art, in-house developed activefiltering technology that has enabled it to be precisely matched to the instrument’s sound characteristics. This leads to more “immediate” results for the user, making it possible to achieve amazing sound with only minimal adjustments required.
The DYN-M-P48 has a new sleek, lightweight design, making it even less obtrusive to the player. The microphone is supplied with Schertler’s own customized cable that is both robust and torsion resistant, designed to withstand the rigours of daily use while delivering best possible performance results. A balanced XLR connector enables direct connection into an acoustic guitar amp (that has phantom power and XLR inputs), or a microphone input on a mixing console. The microphone also works effectively through full range amplification systems.
The DYN-M-P48 can be easily and safely applied to even the most valuable of instruments using special adhesive putty. It can also be quickly transferred between instruments during performances or recording sessions. This microphone is additionally recommended for use with Sitar, Oud, Saz and other similar ethnic instruments. Note: Requires 48V phantom power.
Schertler’s flagship DYN Series contact microphones were first launched over 20 years ago. Two decades later, developments in microphone technology have enabled the series to be re-engineered to meet today’s exacting requirements. The new DYN P48 Series retains the best features from the original DYN microphones while incorporating state-of-the-art technology that has resulted ineven better sound quality,a more elegant lightweight design and more user-friendly operation.
"THIS TRANSDUCER REPRODUCES THE SOUND OF MY BASS, STRINGS AND FINGERS, NOTHING ELSE."
- CHARLIE HADEN
The DYN pickups feature balanced XLR connectors and low impedance output which allow direct connection to a mixing board or amplifier input.
For the accurate reproduction of acoustics, DYN's are perfectly matched to Schertler's combo amps and active acoustic instrument loudspeaker series.
NOTE: Schertler manufactures many instrument specific models of the DYN. Please inquire about your needs.
|Output impedance||4.7 Kohm @ 1 KHz|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Dynamic range||139 dB, 145 dB typical|
|Sensitivity (on instrument)||ca. -30 dB|
|Sensitivity (theoretical)||-62 dB/@ 1um ampl.|
|Mechanical decoupling||Butterworth 2nd order, Q=6|
|Temperature range||-20° C to +70° C|
|Minimum operating voltage||22 VDC|
|Active EQ||Customized for each instrument|
|Contacts||All hard gold plated 0.5 mm|