Blue Microphones Dragonfly Cardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

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Product Description

The Blue Microphones Dragonfly Instrument Condenser Microphone is a class A discrete, transformerless microphone, which offers a unique rotating capsule grill that can be positioned in the most difficult of areas.
Countless hours of research and development were spent to test and select the most suitable active and passive components. This no-compromises, process assures the low noise, high dynamic range and unappreciable distortion of the microphone circuitry. The end result gives the Dragonfly sonically-neutral electronics with a low output impedance and no side effects from the cable capacitance and load impedance. This way only the capsule determines the sound. The Dragonfly incorporates the BLUE hand-crafted 1-inch active diameter capsule. The capsule operating principle is a pressure gradient with cardioid pattern. Its sonic character gives flight to everything from vocals to percussion, electric guitar and bass, as well as more difficult sources such as saxophones and stringed instruments.

The Dragonfly is packaged in an attractive linen box and features an integrated elastic shockmount.

Guitar World (September 2003)
Shocking Blues: Dragonfly, Blueberry and Baby Bottle
Christian Musician Magazine (2003)
Playing with Dragonflies, a Mouse and a Big Blue Ball

Capture the Heart of What's in Your Head . . .
With BLUE Microphones

BLUE microphones are more than just a recording tool . . . they are an investment in value, quality, and expression. You will display them for their artistic beauty, covet and protect them for their investment value, and treasure them for conveying the heart and soul of any musical recording.

BLUE stands for Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics ā€” and for the ultimate in quality! Our work speaks for itself. You'll find BLUE microphones are beyond compare as a valuable investment and unsurpassed as a musical production tool. BLUE has its own facility located in Latvia (one of the Baltic states, located outside Russia). At BLUE, we are not interested in cost-effective mass production, which could jeopardize the design quality of our tube and solid state microphones and related products. We design and manufacture all capsules ā€” the heart of the microphone ā€” as well as precision parts, from the smallest screw to the large body shells used for our Bottle microphones. We've researched the needs of engineers and musicians alike, to create an exceptional collection of microphones. What makes BLUE microphones so unique, and so valuable? Our unique formula. The mylar film of our BLUE hand-built capsules are sputtered with a special, unique-to-BLUE formula of 24-carat gold of absolute pure (99.99%) quality and aluminum. This special film is tensioned to our own hand-built brass backplates, designed and manufactured in our Riga factory. Our formula allows us to achieve the fastest transient response without the sacrifice of low-end frequencies. BLUE considers the capsule to be the heart of the microphone. This most important element is manufactured solely by us and not sourced from another company. This process is crucial to achieving the unique sound quality that is the trademark of a BLUE microphone.

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Phone:  818-879-5200 Warranty:  1 year, tubes 90 days

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Blue Mics Dragonfly Specifications

  • Type of mic amplifier: Solid State Discrete class A
  • Type of Transducer: Pressure gradient
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hzā€“20,000 Hz
  • Rated source impedance: 50 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: not less than 1000 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa
  • Signal to noise ratio: 69db (related to 1 PA at 1khz) Max.
  • Sound Pressure Level for 0.5% THD: 132db
  • Power Requirements: 48 volt phantom (DIN 45596, IEC8 15)
  • Net weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 1.78 inches
  • Connector: 3 pin XLR-type

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Customer Reviews

con from willmr Submitted: 8/20/2008
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great test do not approve
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Garrett Haines from Pittsburgh, PA Submitted: 2/5/2008
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A physical and sonic work of art
Your general opinion of this product.

Blue Mics are the finest microphones made at present. There may be a few others who are peers, but Blue is at the top of the list. Heck, they make their own SCREWS! They are that picky.

The integrated shock mount is utterly convenient.

You have to take extra time for mic placement with the Dragonfly.

Great value, but not a 5 because it's hard to get a 5 for value from me.

This is one of the best guitar amp mics on the planet. (Also try a Royer 121). Can also be a great vocal mic on the right performer.


Professional studio owner and magazine journalist

An modern classic.
AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008
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My first BLUE mic, but not my last...
Your general opinion of this product.
Despite the fact that I think the BLUE mics are rather ugly, they have held a strange appeal as I've tested them and read about them. So, I finally made the plunge with the Dragonfly. I haven't been the least bit disappointed. While I don't see the Dragonfly ever becoming a go-to vocal mic, I must say that I have finally found a mic that makes my acoustic guitar sound as good as it should. I invested quite a bit in a really nice acoustic guitar, and I'm glad to have found a mic that really captures its magic. From the crisp, bright upper ranges to the warm, friendly lower side, this mic sounds like it was made just for my guitar. It's very easy to use, and its body style makes it highly functional. There's something really cool about the BLUE mics... and as for the Dragonfly, it has lived up to my high expectations.


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