Schertler’s new DYN-V-P48 is a fully balanced, active, dynamic contact microphone with Class A electronics. Specially designed to enhance the natural qualities of the violin and viola 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 instruments’ 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-V-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-V-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. 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||XLR balanced + Binder|
Casey Driessen - violin
"The Schertler DYN-V gives my tone quality and consistency from night to night no matter the venue, and I never have problems with harshness or feedback. Drop the pizzicato one or two octaves for some fat bass along with a kick drum thump from the heel of my hand on the fiddle body and it's just what I need for my solo layering and looping. When it's time to return to the uninhibited sound of my acoustic fiddle, I just remove the pickup with zero harm to the instrument. The DYN-V is just what I need."
How it's made - DYN (3)
Still life: with different DYN that will be subjected to a test of mechanical life. Our cable made in-house, reinforced with Kevlar offers about 50 times more cycles of long duration that the cable usually used for pickups.
"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."