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.
|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|
Chris Thile - mandolin
"I’ve always wanted a pickup that could reproduce my mandolin’s tone accurately. The Dyn M is the best I’ve ever heard"
James Winstanley - Hang + Mandolin
"Because of the nature of the Hangs multiple frequencies and James’s ever changing performances and settings, getting a consistant sound and not being affected by sound bleed has been a major issue.The Schertler DYN UNI P48 has solved this problem - thankyou.James also uses a DYN M electro dynamic mandolin pickup and Pre A III for his 1913 Gibson Mandolin."
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."