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Neumann D-01 - AES42 switchable-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone

£3,360.00 £2,800.00 (ex. vat)

Neumann D-01

  • Neumann D-01
  • Neumann D-01

Neumann D-01 Mono Solution-D Large Diaphragm Digital Microphone

Its 15 different remotely controlled directional characteristics and numerous additional features permit the Neumann D-01 digital microphone to be optimally adapted to almost any recording situation. These comprehensive features demonstrate what can be achieved with digital microphone technology. The D-01 has a newly developed capsule, and is valued by users particularly for its hitherto unknown transparency and fidelity to detail.

At first glance, the D-01 appears similar to analog microphones. However, immediately following the capsule is an A/D converter developed by Neumann, which is especially optimized for the signal conditions of the microphone capsule. The signal generated by the capsule is immediately converted into a digital signal, resulting in an internal 28-bit signal with a dynamic range of more than 130 dB (A-weighted, including the microphone capsule). By means of a field programmable gate array (FPGA), the digital signal is then processed further in the microphone itself. This means that parameters such as the polar pattern, pre-attenuation, low-cut filter, gain and various switching functions can be set digitally and controlled remotely.

External components such as analog preamplifiers and A/D converters are thus no longer required. For identification purposes, the microphone transmits information such as the name of the manufacturer, the model, the serial number and the software version to the receiver. The microphone is equipped with a 3-pin XLR connector. A bi-directional signal conforming to the AES 42-2001 standard is transmitted, which contains the balanced digital microphone output signal, the phantom power supply and a remote control data stream. This data stream also includes a signal for synchronizing the microphone with a master clock.

Neumann D-01 Features

  • Extremely wide dynamic range: more than 130 dB
  • Neumann A/D conversion process
  • Pre-amps and external A/D converter are no longer necessary
  • Wide range of new functions through integrated digital signal processing
  • Control and monitoring of all microphone parameters and functions through Remote Control Software

Digital Microphone

  • A/D Converter, optimized for direct conversion of the capsule signal
  • New capsule design
  • Additional DSP functions
  • Limiter (incl. de-esser)
  • All parameters and functions remote controllable

Digital Microphone Interfaces

  • AES 42-2001 to AES/EBU conversion
  • Reliable synchronization through new PLL process
  • 2 or 8 channels
  • Phantom powering
  • Word clock in and out
  • Integrated word clock generator

Remote Control Software

  • Control and monitoring of all parameters
  • DSP function control
  • Peak level meter
  • Gain reduction bargraph for limiter
  • Save, copy, and recall for complete setups

Neumann D-01 Specifications

  • Acoustic transducer: K 07 large double-diaphragm capsule, diameter 30 mm with protected internal electrodes
  • Directional characteristic: 15 remote controllable polar patterns, from omni to cardioid to figure-8
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Free-field sensitivity1) 2): –44 dBFS
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR3): 19 dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted3): 8 dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio2), CCIR3): 75 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio2), A-weighted3): 86 dB
  • Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 138 dBSPL
  • Dynamic range, A-weighted3): 130 dB
  • Latency:
    • 44,1/48 kHz: 52 samples
    • 88,2/96 kHz: 61 samples
    • 176,4/192 kHz: 121 samples (AES 3)
  • Supply voltage range: +6 V to +10.5 V
  • Current consumption: max. 220 mA
  • Weight: approx. 700 g
  • Diameter: 63.5 mm
  • Length: 185 mm
Manufacturer Neumann
Model 008482
GTIN 4006087084823
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