DM20 Gen 2

SIMPLY
THE BEST

DM20 Gen 2

SIMPLY
THE BEST

PRECISION

POWER

CONTROL

The isolation is way better. It’s tight with more focus. Whatever you aim it at, you get. No more side-chain to compress cymbals. No more leakage. Toms can get their own bus now.

Steve McGuire - FOH Engineer for The Cult

Precision
Pattern Control

Unwanted leakage comes from all directions — DM20’s uniform supercardioid pattern is engineered to provide more than 25 dB of rejection at 140 degrees and an average of over 16 dB across the back 180.

A third-octave polar chart reveals just how consistent the performance is across all frequencies — brilliant, detailed pickup across the front and dramatic, even attenuation across the back.

Precision
Pattern Control

Unwanted leakage comes from all directions — DM20’s uniform supercardioid pattern is engineered to provide more than 25 dB of rejection at 140 degrees and an average of over 16 dB across the back 180.

A third-octave polar chart reveals just how consistent the performance is across all frequencies — brilliant, detailed pickup across the front and dramatic, even attenuation across the back.

Next-Generation
Electronics

2nd-Gen Earthworks microphones draw only 6 mA of phantom power current, while increasing performance with all types of devices, including transformer-based preamps and splits.

Hot-plugging (connecting microphones with phantom power already on) can result in spikes with enough power to damage microphones, preamps and other equipment.

While we always recommend enabling phantom power after connecting microphones, we realize that it can be difficult or even impossible to consistently avoid hot-plugging in modern recording, streaming and live performance workflows, where timelines are tight and phantom power is often enabled when the session file is loaded, well before the microphones are plugged in.

2nd-Gen Earthworks microphones have been hardened with power handling to exceed anything normally experienced with even the largest touring consoles and stageboxes.

Next-Generation
Electronics

2nd-Gen Earthworks microphones draw only 6 mA of phantom power current, while increasing performance with all types of devices, including transformer-based preamps and splits.

Hot-plugging (connecting microphones with phantom power already on) can result in spikes with enough power to damage microphones, preamps and other equipment.

While we always recommend enabling phantom power after connecting microphones, we realize that it can be difficult or even impossible to consistently avoid hot-plugging in modern recording, streaming and live performance workflows, where timelines are tight and phantom power is often enabled when the session file is loaded, well before the microphones are plugged in.

2nd-Gen Earthworks microphones have been hardened with power handling to exceed anything normally experienced with even the largest touring consoles and stageboxes.

RM2 Drum
Rim Mount

RM2 is a low-profile, tour-quality solution for securely mounting DM20 Gen 2 to the rim of snare drums and toms, eliminating the need for mic stands.

RM2 is engineered specifically for DM20 Gen 2, to provide an optimal starting point for fine position adjustment using the microphone’s gooseneck and height in the mic clip.

Industry-leading compatibility with a wide variety of metal drum hoop types and suspension mounts.

New Rim
Mounting System

RM2 is a low-profile, tour-quality solution for securely mounting DM20 Gen 2 to the rim of snare drums and toms, eliminating the need for mic stands.

RM2 is engineered specifically for DM20 Gen 2, to provide an optimal starting point for fine position adjustment using the microphone’s gooseneck and height in the mic clip.

Industry-leading compatibility with a wide variety of metal drum hoop types and suspension mounts.

The Speed
of Sound

The impulse response is fast and clean. The frequency response is flat and extended. DM20 Gen 2 doesn’t sound like a microphone — it sounds like your drum, only bigger.

The Speed
of Sound

The impulse response is fast and clean. The frequency response is flat and extended. DM20 Gen 2 doesn’t sound like a microphone — it sounds like your drum, only bigger.

Specifications

FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20KHz
POLAR PATTERN Cardioid
SENSITIVITY -51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV/Pa)
PEAK ACOUSTIC INPUT 157dB SPL
MINIMUM LOAD IMPEDANCE 1kOhm
NOISE 20 dBSPL (A-Weighted)
POWER REQUIREMENTS 48V, 6mA
DIMENSIONS (L X D) 8 in x 0.860 in / 203.2 mm x 21.84 mm
COLOR Stainless Steel
WEIGHT 0.40lbs / 0.18kg
MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER DM20 G2
GOOSENECK L & D 3.5in x 0.375in / 88.9mm x 9.53mm
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES RM2 Rim Mount, Microphone Bag, Foam Windscreen
USER GUIDE
GEN 1

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