The Cascade DR-2 is a passive, dual-ribbon design with a symmetrical figure-of-8 pickup pattern. Unlike offset ribbon designs, this microphone produces equal (but out-of-phase) response from the front and back sides of the motor, making it useful as the “side” channel in a mid-side setup, or within a Blumlein array.
The ribbons are corrugated aluminum measuring 1.5'' in length and 0.15'' in width, mounted parallel 5/8'' apart. The design intent of using two ribbons is to increase sensitivity,
The ribbon motors are housed within a mesh grille. The mic provides no other screening or blast filtering, which likely has the benefit of reducing unwanted resonance but does expose the ribbon elements to contamination. The use of a pop filter when tracking vocals is recommended.
The frequency response is slightly elevated from 40Hz to 100Hz, flat through 4000Hz, and rolls off through 15,000Hz.
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Cascade Microphones warrants all products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of (5) five years from the date of original consumer purchase. The original ribbon or capsule elements carry a (1) one year warranty from the date of purchase and offer a one time replacement during the warranty period if they fail within the first year. Cascade Microphones will either repair or replace the product at no charge. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges if past the initial first 30 days of purchase.
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