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BLUE Dragonfly Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Capture female vocals, drum overheads, percussion, strings and more with Blue's famous Dragonfly. The clever built-in shock mount makes placement a breeze. (15) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Transformerless, Class A Condenser Sound Right Where You Need It!

Innovative in both form and function, the BLUE Dragonfly microphone features a swiveling capsule that lets you capture audio any which way. Position this cardioid microphone however you want, and then rotate the capsule to fine-tune the Dragonfly's aim. Capture drum overheads, vocals, acoustic guitars, strings and more with this versatile microphone -- in addition to its convenient rotating head, the buzz-worthy Dragonfly is a studio workhorse that accommodates a range of instruments and sources, with a sound users describe as "smooth," with full, chesty lows and plenty of silky highs.

Boutique BLUE Quality for an Affordable Price

This unique microphone puts high-end BLUE components and design within reach of all musicians -- even those on a budget. The Dragonfly boasts BLUE's exclusive 1-inch active diameter capsule, with a 6-micron-thick mylar film specially sputtered with a mixture of pure gold and aluminum. Thanks to the swiveling capsule, the Dragonfly allows you to get transformerless, Class-A condenser tone right where you need it. Aim the mic at anyone in the band and know that you'll get the kind of low-noise, high dynamic range, and low distortion performance that makes BLUE mics so well respected.

Rotate The Capsule To Aim This Mic Anywhere

You can tell simply by looking at the Dragonfly that it's a versatile microphone -- its rotating capsule makes it easy to aim the mic's fixed cardioid pattern to capture vocals, acoustic instruments, drums, and even guitar amps. The Dragonfly's integrated elastic shock mount keeps vibrations in check, and transformerless circuitry provides low-noise performance every time.

The BLUE Dragonfly cardioid condenser microphone comes with an integrated shock mount and ships in a classy linen box, ensuring that you like what you see, even when it's not in use. Ideal for any studio environment, the Dragonfly will be your go-to mic for easy, point and shoot recording sessions.

Features:

- Cardioid condenser microphone with a swiveling capsule
- Solid state, discrete Class-A mic amplifier
- Hand-built large-diaphragm sputtered capsule
- Rotate the capsule to fine-tune your setup
- Pressure gradient transducer
- Cardioid pickup pattern -- ideal for vocals, acoustic instruments, drum overheads, and more
- Integrated elastic shock mount
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Rated source impedance: 50 ohms
- Recommended load impedance: not less than 1,000 ohms
- Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa
- Signal to noise ratio: 69 dB (related to 1 PA at 1 kHz) max.
- Sound Pressure Level for 0.5% THD: 132 dB
- Requires 48V phantom power
- 3-Pin XLR-type connector

Bring BLUE's signature style and mellow, warm tone to your studio with the Dragonfly!

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Type of mic amplifier: Solid State Discrete class A

Type of Transducer: Pressure gradient

Directional Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz

Rated source impedance: 50 ohms

Recommended load impedance: not less than 1000 ohms

Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa

Signal to noise ratio: 69db (related to 1 PA at 1khz) Max.

Sound Pressure Level for 0.5% THD: 132db

Power Requirements: 48-volt phantom (DIN 45596, IEC8 15)

Net weight: 640g

Dimensions: 235mm x 45mm

Connector: 3-pin XLR-type
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DRAGON
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-879-5200

Product Description

The Dragonfly from BLUE puts transformerless, Class A condenser tone right where you need it, thanks to the swiveling capsule. Response from 20Hz-20kHz captures all your tone with mellow warmth. Includes elastic shockmount and case.

In the 1960s, Mohammed Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, boasted he "floats like a butterfly, stings like bee." BLUE's knockout punch microphone, the Dragonfly, is best described by this famous statement. Complete with an integrated elastic shock mount, this class A discrete, transformerless microphone offers a rotating capsule grill that can be positioned in the most difficult of areas. Countless hours of research and development were spent to test and select the most suitable active and passive components. This no compromises process, can assure the low noise, high dynamic range and unappreciable distortion of the microphone circuitry. The end-result gives the Dragonfly complete sonic neutral electronics with low-output impedance and no side effects from the cable capacitance and load impedance. This way only the capsule determines the sound. The Dragonfly incorporates the BLUE handcrafted 1 in. active diameter capsule. For this diaphragm they have selected a 6 micron mylar film which has been sputtered with a special mixture of pure gold and aluminum. The capsule operating principle is a pressure gradient with the pickup pattern being cardioid. The Dragonfly is packaged in an attractive linen box.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "FANTASTIC!!!!"
Sound: Extremely silky mic with fantastic character. I highly recommend this microphone. I mainly use it for vox and accoustic instuments. Feature: Everything you need but the talent. Ease of Use: Truly easy to set up. Quality: What can you say about Blue products? Great quality. Value: I can't believe the mic sells at the price that it does. However, that was yet another deciding factor for my purchase. Manufacturer Support: Have not had a need. The Wow Factor: I have it!!!! Overall: I am getting at least two more of these mics. I expect to use them until I die.
Style of Music: Rock/Country
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"Excellent."
Sound: just compare it side by side to any other mic besides a tube mic and then compare prices. this one blows them away, on quality and price. Feature: excellent built in shock mount. Manufacturer Support: I agree with the others, blue always emails me back with help when I need it. The Wow Factor: It looks awesome too, but that doesn't help the sound.
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