Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone
The Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone is a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone with rotating capsule. With an innovative design for precise mic placement and a unique sonic signature, the Dragonfly is designed to capture your instruments true tone.
The Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone is a handcrafted Class A large-diaphragm condenser microphone that gently accentuates the silky highs and defined bottom end of extended range instruments to thicken thin sound sources. Featuring an innovative rotating head design, the Blue Microphones Dragonfly lets you make pinpoint adjustments and capture your instruments true tone. The Blue Microphones Dragonfly is ideal for vocals, drum overheads, acoustic guitar, piano and more. With a fast, maneuverable, and precision-engineered design, the Blue Microphones Dragonfly is a whole new classification of microphone.
Taxonomy of Tone
The Blue Microphones Dragonflys superbly detailed sound comes from its silky and extended high end, contoured midrange and enhanced low end. These three tonal aspects make the Blue Microphones Dragonfly microphone uniquely suited for tracking vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads and other high-frequency instruments. The Blue Microphones Dragonfly also excels in recording difficult sound sources like brass and woodwinds.
Specialized Rotating Head
Years of evolutionand meticulous designresulted in the Blue Microphones Dragonflys unique rotating head. Simply turn the head to experiment with mic placement, make adjustments on the fly, and record in all the spots youve never been able to reach with traditional mics.
Anatomy of a Dragonfly
The Blue Microphones Dragonfly is precision-designed and hand-assembled in the USA for a lifetime of use, and carries on our heritage of design innovation and dedication to premium sound. It features a finely tuned pressure-gradient single-membrane large diaphragm capsule and rotating head for precise mic placement and sound quality. And its IC free signal path and discreet circuitry keep your tone clear and detailed.
The worlds top artists and studios rely on Blue microphones to capture their sound. Every mic they make carries their heritage of premium studio-quality audio and inspiring design and performance. The Blue Microphones Dragonfly brings the highest standard of quality to your musicall at an affordable price.
Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone Features
- Innovative rotating head for precise mic placement
- Large-diaphragm capsule for tracking vocals and extended range instruments
- Superbly detailed sonic signature and enhanced frequency response
- Custom shockmount and wood storage box
Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone Specifications
- Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 21.0 mV/Pa a 1kHz (1 PA = 94dB SPL)
- Output Impedance: 50O
- Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kO
- Maximum SPL: 138 dB SPL (2.5kO, 0.5% THD)
- S/N Ratio: 85 dB-A (IEC 651)
- Noise Level: 8.0 dB-A (IEC 651)
- Dynamic Range: 132 dB (@2.5kO)
- Power Requirement: +48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)
- Weight: 980g
- Dimensions: 165mm x 60mm
Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone Includes
- Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone
- Protective Wooden Box
- S2 Shock
- User Manual
- 3 Year Warranty
Blue Microphones Dragonfly Microphone Downloads
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I bought this mic becuase i thought it sounded interesting with the hump in the mids and smoothed highs. All the hype about it on drum overheads is spot on, I have used as it a mono drum overhead and it is full, detailed, and never harsh on cymbals. I also really like it on acoustic guitar, its actually becoming my favorite acoustic guitar mic because you can literally set it up 3 ft away from the player and it stills grabs a fully balanced sound. I would not recommend this microphone if you are looking for a vocal mic or if its going to be your main condenser because it is definitely a character mic. The dragonfly could be a cool vocal mic, but because of the push in the mid range, i have to be almost 2 feet away or my vocal will be pretty boomy. it may suit other voices better. All in all, i love this mic for what it does. It sounds exactly the way they say it will.
Very nice. Bought for particular female singer, this mic brings good clear sound.
I bought the a 'B - Stock' model of this mic a few months ago and my thoughts on it are generally very positive.
Like all Blue Mics it has a certain character which works on some things, less so on others. Personally i think this mic is a great one to have in the tool kit.
I really like it on any acoustic instrument and any duties that won't require pushed mids come mix time. It sounds like it somewhat extended highs and lows which is probably why it's not my first choice on vocal duties (Although youtube a Fiona Apple video where she uses it so what do i know). I find it complements say a blueberry on vox and the dragonfly on acoustic guitar.
I use the unit with a grace 101 and great river MEV-1 and find it works equally well with both pre's.
Don't hesitate to add one to your mic locker. Its not the holy grail but man it is a very nice addition to anyones setup :) - Also it looks cool so chicks dig it.