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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.



Blue Dragonfly Microphone Specifications:

  • 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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  • Diverse, Crisp, Flexible, Clean and Affordable

    As reviewed by George on 12/23/2010

    This is my go-to mic for almost everything. Electric guitars sound full and wide, male vocals are as uncolored as you can get without spending $3k on a Neumann U87, and are crisp, clean, requiring very little EQing (haven't tried female vox yet). Acoustic guitars are very silky and smooth when using correct placement and especially sound great when using a blend of the Dragonfly with an SM58. I don't know why exactly but this combo really sings. I also use it for hand percussion and as an overhead. Honestly nothing has sounded bad through this thing! I'm really surprised that Blue managed to create something so good for so little money. Major props to you guys and gals! I tried this mic out next to the U87 (which IS better but not 3K better IMHO), next to the TLM 102 (which didn't sound that much better), the Rode NT1 (which was pretty nice too for the price), the AKG C414 (which was similar quality but more money), and a Shure 58 for a baseline starting point, since I've used that mic for years. After all that my choices were easily narrowed to the Dragonfly and the U87. I can't afford the U87 so I went with the next best thing IMO. I believe every home recording musician and pro studio should have one.

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  • Blue Dragonfly

    As reviewed by Pitch Black Studios on 6/2/2011

    I bought one of these about 5 years ago for my studio, over all I would say it is a great mic but it does have it's down sides. It can be a bit to sensative, I recorded the sound of a cd faling on a carpeted floor in a room with tons of other ambient noise and could clearly pic it out of the mix. If you intend on using these make sure that your studio is isolated and free of outside noises or you are going to get some headaces. They can pick up outside RF signals as well so you may want to condition your power and be sure to use only the highest quality cabels(I only use monster cables for all of my gear). This mic is extremely sensative and the cardiod is vary easily damaged do not attempt to touch it or clean it because the gold will come off and it will mess up the sound. Be sure to use a good pop filter as well or your going to get crime on the cardiod. Also this mic likes to tip over on the boom stand so I strongly recomend using weights to ancore your stand down or it is going to tip over and damage the mic. Also when you are not using this mic be sure to keep it in the box and locked up because people LOVE to try to steal it. It is great for bass both acoustic and electric pluged or unpluged, drums, guitar, vocals both male and especialy female. I would strongly recomend this mike if your recording a female, especialy with just a touch of reverb. Also be sure to invest in a high quality set of studio headphones, and refrence monitors because this mic is extremely sensative and you will not be able to appreciate it fully without the proper monitoring equipment. The mic also rotates and you can get a vary wide range of sounds from it. Over all I would say that this mic is a great investment and a wonderful addition to your studio as long as you treat it with respect, guard it, and keep clumbsy people away from it, because it is deffinitly a vary delicate instrument.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Not as good as they say...

    As reviewed by Visser Studios on 6/17/2010

    I bought two of these, not matched, but they were close enough for a couple sessions. Immediately upon using these mics I had to EQ the highs. They are a bit brittle and add too much "air" beyond use. I bought them from a good review of recording classical piano. On another session, they had so much RF interference, they ruined a session. THANKS BLUE, YOU COST ME MONEY. I used other mics with no problem. I sold these mics back to guitar center and bought some TLM103s. I also have to EQ out some high end, but at least they didn't pick up RFs. I will not use BLUE again. My main mics are Scheops and my pres are Millennias. I've recorded in members of the Minnesota Orchestra and Opera in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and world-class jazz musicians. I would not trust BLUE for these sessions. There are so many other companies within that budget to choose from. Don't make the mistake by buying BLUE. On a good note, they do look flashy and the price has dropped substantially.

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