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BLUE Dragonfly Microphone   

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The Blue Dragonfly Microphone employs an innovative design to offer you fine tuning and precise placement. The Dragonfly mic will please the most dis...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-08-2017

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Like its insect cousin, the Dragonfly is fast, maneuverable, and beautifully engineered.

The Blue Dragonfly Microphone employs an innovative design to offer you fine tuning and precise placement. The Dragonfly mic will please the most discerning recordist. Combines ease of use that is without equal among contemporary microphones with a price that is considerably less than anything in its class. The Dragonfly mic is winner of both the 2001 TEC Award and an Electronic Musician's 2001 Editor's Choice award.

The Dragonfly is a unique pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone, employing Blue's hand-built single-membrane large-diaphragm capsule coated with a 6-micron mylar film of pure gold and aluminum. Enclosed within a rotating spherical grille, the capsule can be positioned and adjusted in the smallest spaces. Complete with an integrated elastic shockmount, the microphone's electronics are based on a Class-A discrete circuit, with a transformerless output. The Dragonfly mic's 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.
Requires phantom power.


Dragonfly Microphone

  • Type of mic amplifier: Solid State Discrete class A
    Type of Transducer: Pressure gradient
    Directional Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz”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: 235mm x 45mm
    Connector: 3 pin XLR-type

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You may as well buy two right away..

By Rangi

from Tauranga New Zealand or Chicago IL

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  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    Lots of reviews on this mic say it shines on female vocals and acoustic guitar. While it is a great mic for these sources, i tend to use it most on electric guitars. Use all the fancy sound words you want but there is a certain way this mic captures the sound of a speaker cabinet that just so "there". The only time i ever really take it out of the guitar isolation booth is when i need to close mic cymbals. I have also had good luck using the dragonfly to mic crunchy bass guitar. After owning one for about two years i finally got another and cant wait to start using them as overheads.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Beautifully transparent

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    I've been using this in my home studio for several years now for recording demos and midi+audio backing tracks. I've used it for male and female vocals, steel and nylon string acoustic guitars, drum overheads and micing guitar amps, anything where only a single mic is necessary. The clarity and detail are terrific, it has a very "sweet" and airy nature. I run it straight into my MOTU A/D preamps and I rarely have to eq it. It's also robust in construction, it's been on the stand since I got it and gets moved, adjusted and bopped to and fro constantly and I haven't had any problems. When I look for another studio mic I'll check Blue again first.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Blue's Dragon fly, Fly's High

    By Gregory P. Booker

    from Beachwood, NJ.

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    I've had this for a year and to be honest it does everything I've asked it to, and done it well. My first application is vocals followed closely by acoustic guitar. It has a "sound" but its a flavor that I like. It even recorded bell tree and Timpani with outstanding detail and a depth that I've never heard without EQ or effects added. Kudos to Blue for making a truly great mic thats easy to adjust and very versatile without sounding sterile. I think it is priced right and compares to more expensive mics in my cabinet, A great overall mic that will not leave you thinking you need more. I use an inexpensive Aphex 207D mic pre with it and it shines. Very quiet and clean and I don't need to EQ except on rare occasions.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for In-home studios!

    By AeonFTF

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    I've used this mic for a little over two years, I have recorded a wide variety of different voices and a few acoustic guitars. This mic performs brilliantly. The price is more then good for what you are getting, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good starting point in a home studio, or even for a higher end studio, this mic sounds really great.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Superb Mic for the $$

    By Scorwrtr

    from Fremont, CA

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    The DragonFly's build quality is higher than mics costing much more, and the ability to lock it up on a stand and still adjust (fine tune) the capsule angle is a huge benefit with many performers and instruments. But it's really the sound that sets this BLUE mic apart. Wide open on top, honest sound without being boring, and one of the quietest mics in my collection. I only wish there was a multi pattern version. I run it into a Grace Design mic pre, straight into a 192 interface on ProTools HD and the detail is stunning. Fantastic overhead for drums, great on female voice and acoustic guitar. Very impressive.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



    By Jim-1Xtgy

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    Every studio should have a pair of these. They're fantastic.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Greatest Guitar Mic Since Hendrix

    By Randy Cordner

    from Provo UT

    Comments about BLUE Dragonfly Microphone:

    This is one of the greatest guitar mics ever. Used in conjunction with a Shure SM57 you can achieve one of the HUGEST guitar sounds there is. If you need the punchy, in your face, first take, really sweet sounding guitar tone (aside from tweaking your amp) this mic is worth every penny. Don't settle for that flat, and extremely thin sound you get from so many posers mics, get Blue!!

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