Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone

Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone

Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone

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Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Dynamic Range over 130 dB
  • 15 Digitally Selectable Pickup Patterns
  • Neumann A/D Conversion Process
  • AES 42-2001 to AES/EBU Conversion
  • Eliminates External A/D and Pre-Amps
  • Integrated Digital Signal Processing
  • Limiter with Integrated De-Esser
  • Parameter Remote Control Software
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  • 1Description

The Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone eliminates the need for external analog pre-amplifiers and analog-to-digital converters. Instead, the analog to digital conversion occurs within the microphone capsule and sends a digital signal to either a digital microphone interface or an AES/EBU connection kit according to the AES42 standard for use with an AES/EBU or S/PDIF audio interface. Multiple Digital Microphone Interfaces and other external equipment can be synchronized via the unit's internal word clock and BNC output. Fifteen different directional characteristics can then be controlled using Neumann's remote control software.

The benefits of digital microphones include a dynamic range of over 130 dB and less errors, nonlinear distortion, and noise voltages within the signal chain. Additionally, having the analog-to-digital conversion at the level of the microphone capsule enables DSP functions such as peak limiting to be integrated into the microphone itself.

The internal Neumann A/D converter is optimized for the signal and impedance parameters of the capsule. This also eliminates the challenges sometimes encountered when matching a Neumann microphone to a pre-amplifier and external A/D converter. The microphone is universally applicable and particularly suitable for applications where maximum resolution and transparency are desired.

Digital Microphone
  • A/D Converter optimized for direct conversion of the capsule signal
  • New capsule design
  • Additional DSP functions
  • Limiter (including de-esser)
  • All parameters and functions are 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
Remote Controlled Functions
  • Polar pattern
  • Low-Cut: Flat, 40, 80, 160 Hz
  • Pre-Attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18 dB
  • Gain: 0 to 63 dB in 1 dB steps, clickless
  • Test Signal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
  • Sampling Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Parametric Compressor/Limiter (including de-esser function)
  • Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
  • Switch Functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
  • Signal lights: Red and blue LEDs
  • System functions, firmware download
Additional 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 including limiting, phase, and mute
  • Control and monitoring of all microphone parameters and functions through Remote Control Software
Peak Limiter Function
  • Reduces transient peaks as the level reaches 0 dBFS
In the Box
Neumann D-01 Digital Studio Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Transducer Acoustic: K 07 large double-diaphragm capsule, diameter 1.2" (30.0 mm) with protected internal electrodes
    Characteristics Directional: 15 remote controllable polar patterns, from omni to cardioid to figure-8
    Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Sensitivity Free-Field: -44 dBFS (at 1 kHz, re 94 dBSPL)
    Equivalent Noise Level CCIR: 19 dB
    A-Weighted: 8 dB-A
    (According to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio CCIR: 75 dB
    A-Weighted: 86 dB
    (According to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS)
    Maximum SPL At 0 dBFS: 138 dBSPL
    Dynamic Range A-Weighted: 130 dB (according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS)
    Latency 44.1/48 kHz: 52 samples
    88.2/96 kHz: 61 samples
    176.4/192 kHz: 121 samples (AES 3)
    Supply Voltage +6 to +10.5 V
    Current Consumption Maximum 220 mA
    Interface AES42
    A/D Conversion Neumann process (patented), 28-bit internal word length
    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Fixed-point, variable internal word length 28 to 60 bits
    Synchronization Asynchronous Operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1), Basic Frequency Accuracy: ± 25 ppm
    Synchronous Operation (AES42 - Mode 2), Pulling Range: Minimum ± 100 ppm
    Power Supply Phantom power complying with AES42
    Output XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)
    Diameter 2.5" (63.5 mm)
    Length 7.3" (185 mm)
    Weight Approximately 24.7 oz (700 g)

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