Schertler’s new DYN-B-P48 is a fully balanced, active, dynamic contact microphone with Class A electronics. Specially designed to reproduce the natural sound of the double bass in both amplified and recording environments, 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-B-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 to a microphone input on a mixing console, as well as to a full range amplification system.
The DYN-B-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.
Achieving the perfect amplification of an acoustic instrument is a dream of many musicisans. In delivering the most natural sound possible, the DYN-B-48 takes players a step nearer to that goal. Note: This microphone 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.
|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|
|Connection||Custom XLR balanced|
Antonio Quintino - double bass
"At last, a practical and versatile pickup that has the punch, much needed for live music, so well balanced with the true acoustic sound of the instrument. The search may stop now!"
Keir Teasdale - double bass
"Wow! It’s absolutely beautiful. For years I’ve been searching for a way to get a natural sound out of my bass. Well, the Dyn-B does exactly what I want. I’ve done a couple of gigs with it now, and I’ve never had a better sound, or an easier time setting up. I’m never even going to consider using a piezo pickup again; it really does sound that much better than the Realist or the Full Circle, and I actually have fewer problems with feedback. So, basically, fantastic job on all fronts. Keep up the excellent work guys."
How it's made - DYN
The heart of the active DYN-P48 is complex, just like a Swiss watch. The silicon air dampers have to be calibrated by hand as the final process before being covered by the housing.
"All pickup products and preamps are manufactured in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Most of the components are produced in our in-house workshop facilities where we have two CNC tooling machines, turning lathes and milling machines, a laser cutter, pneumatic presses, casting devices and obviously a well equipped electronic laboratory."