High End Perfection
The Dragonfly generates a silky extended top-end while gently accentuating the lower frequencies that thicken thin signal sources. Enclosed within a rotating spherical grill, the capsule can be positioned and adjusted in the smallest of spaces. This innovative design offers fine-tuning and precise placement to please the most discerning recordist, combined with an ease of use that is without equal among either vintage or contemporary microphones. The Dragonfly is ideally suited for high-frequency sources like alto and soprano vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, electric guitar, and saxophone.
- S2 Shock
Behind every hit record is a great song. Like a song is to music, the capsule is the foundation of every great microphone. The core belief at Blue Microphones is that great sound originates in the design and manufacturing of the capsule; this is the reason why each of our professional microphones utilizes its own proprietary design. Blue’s unique “tunable” backplate enables us to dial-in each capsule to precisely capture a specific sonic signature, resulting in great recordings every time that require little if any, post production assistance
Blue’s focus on capsule design extends all the way to the materials and manufacturing standards necessary to achieve the results required by Blue’s engineers. To create a capsule capable of capturing the emotion and intensity of any recording, Blue’s engineers have developed a proprietary mylar formulation, which is ‘sputtered’ with a custom-specified alloy coating. This unique capsule film is then mated to precision-milled backplates that are produced to Blue’s exacting quality specifications. The result is outstanding musicality and utterly consistent performance,
Discrete electronic components
Blue microphones receive the highest quality electrical components that can be sourced from around the world. Many are specially constructed for us, oftentimes at an expense exponentially higher than that of components used in other microphones. These selections are the result of more than 20 years of engineering and experimentation and represent an investment in quality that increases microphone speed, decreases distortion, reduces product variance, and creates lasting reliability, When the sum of these components is coupled with our remarkable capsules, they create a sound that is years ahead of the competition, and a sound that will last for years to come.
Cleanest path possible
The key to attaining audio perfection is to create the purest signal path possible. To deliver the cleanest audio path, there are no pads or filters between the capsule and microphone circuit in any Blue Microphone. Manufacturers and microphone designs of the past were bound by the constraints of the analog and vinyl recording process, requiring filters and pads to compensate tor the poor dynamic range inherent to the equipment of the times, Blue Microphones are instead designed to harness the full bandwidth of digital audio technology, combining this presence and feel of the finest vintage microphones without suppressing the most emotive aspects of the audible spectrum or the detail Of modem recording.
- Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20KHz
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1kohm: 21mV/Pa
- Output Impedance: 50ohms
- Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kohm
- S/N ratio CCIR468-3: 75dB
- S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 86dB-A
- Noise Level DIN/IEC 651: 8dB-A
- Max SPL (0.5% THD) into 2.5kohms: 140dB
- Dynamic Range (2.5kohm load): 132dB
- Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): 48V Phantom (35V min)
- Weight: 630g
- Dimensions (mm): 165×60