DPA Microphones
2011 Twin Diaphragm Microphone

Distinctive, well-balanced sound

The 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic is a directional microphone. The unique sound of this microphone is well balanced. It bridges the gap between the extremely high sound quality of the pencil microphones and well-known Lavalier microphones from DPA Microphones.

  • Blends clarity, richness and dynamics
  • Twin Diaphragm Capsule Technology
  • Advanced Interference Tube Technology
  • Superb stage separation and level control
  • Modular flexibility

Two opposite-facing miniature capsules are custom-built inside the microphone. They are placed into a double-diaphragm, one-capsule composition. This combines the advantages of small capsules with a larger diaphragm area, thereby reducing inherent noise. These capsules provide a fast impulse response and a large frequency bandwidth. The capsule is loaded into DPAs top preamplifier to make the sound more smooth and precise.

Choose your preamp

Like all DPA modular pencil microphones, you can combine the 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of DPAs preamps.
The MMP-A microphone preamplifier is an ultra-transparent, transformerless preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing.
MMP-C compact microphone preamplifier is an ultra-compact preamplifier with an active driver to achieve impedance balance. It is softer than the other DPA preamps for pencil microphones.
Other preamplifiers include the very small form factor types MMP-E Modular Active Cable (XLR output) and MMP-G Modular Active Cable (MicroDot output), allowing for very slim set-ups. The MMP-G even allows you to match a larger microphones directly to a wireless transmitters.
At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic into a new configuration. 2011 is widely used as a snare drum microphonebut it is easy to use with many other instruments.
DPA 2011A

Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone

The 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic is acclaimed for its close-miking excellence and hi-SPL handling. Optimized for onstage use, it has been used on many stages as well as recording sessions. It exhibits a previously unheard blend of clarity, richness and dynamic range.
DPA 2011C

Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone

The 2011C Compact Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic offers a subtle character alteration with a bit more “body” to the low end than the 2011A. It is also much easier to position than other cardioid mics.

2011 Cardioid Stereo Pair

This complete stereo pair contains two carefully handpicked 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphones, selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB. These mics make several stereo principles such as XY and ORTF easily available. The pair contains microphones, windscreens and clips are all packed in a Peli™ Case.
ST2011A Stereo-Paar

ST2011A Stereo Pair
Twin Diaphragm Cardioid

Excellent for superior direct mic pickup and handling a high SPL. The foam design inside the heavy-duty transport box allows for quick and easy replacement of the microphone/accessory inlays.
ST2011C Stereo-Paar

ST2011C Stereo Pair
Twin Diaphragm Cardioid

Combined with the MMP-C preamplifier, this makes a small, lightweight and inconspicuous stereo pair. The compact design and controlled directionality of these microphones make them an excellent choice for spot microphones for classical recording and on-stage close mics for live sound.