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TG D71

Made in Germany
Available at authorized resellers
Article Number: 708992

Condenser boundary microphone (half-cardioid) for drums, cajons and piano

The TG D71 boundary microphone is primarily used for miking bass drums while placing it simply without any additional mounting material into the bass drum. The non-slip rubber bottom makes sure that the microphone cannot shift by itself. In addition to this the TG D71 can also be used for other low frequency instruments such as cajon, grand piano or upright piano whereas the compact design and the half-cardioid polar pattern ensure easy positioning of the microphone. Due to its high impulse fidelity, a low attack time and a maximum sound pressure level of 148 dB, the TG D71 is suitable for miking percussion instruments.


The rugged housing in a slim, compact design protects the microphone against damages in the rough daily use on stage. For a permanent installation on a surface there are two mounting holes at the bottom of the microphone. The microphone is provided with an integrated pre-amp and can be powered on microphone inputs supplying 11 to 52 V phantom power. A red illuminating status LED displays the applied phantom power and in this way the operating status of the microphone.

TG D71c features:

  • Extremely rugged housing in a compact, slim design Optimal for Bass or Cajon drums
  • Flexible use with low-frequency instruments
  • Half-cardioid polar pattern for maximum gain before feedback
  • High impulse fidelity and low attack time
  • Undistorted transmission of even high volumes
  • Powerful, natural sound
  • Integrated pre-amp
  • Phantom power 11 - 52 V
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 
Transducer type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condenser (back electret)

Operating principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressure gradient

Polar pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Half-cardioid

Frequency response . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 20,000 Hz

Open circuit voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 mV/Pa

Nominal impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . < 200 Ω

Load impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ≥ 1 kΩ

Max. SPL at 1 kHz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 dB [SPL@1% THD]

Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 dBA, RMS

Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bal. with 3-pin XLR male

Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-pin XLR connector

Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phantom power

Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . < 3.2 mA

Dimensions without connector (L x W x H) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 x 86 x 27 mm

Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 g

 


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Contact

beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
Theresienstr. 8
74072 Heilbronn - Germany

Questions regarding Orders, Payment & Delivery

Phone: +49 7131 617-444

Product Advice

Phone: +49 7131 617-440

Contact us per e-mail:

proaudio@beyerdynamic.com

technical data

Price category   Professional
Transducer typeThe transducer system is designed as a dynamic moving coil microphone, as a ribbon microphone or as a condenser microphone.   Electret condenser
Polar patternThe polar pattern is the preferred pick-up direction of the microphone. According to the shape of the corresponding measurement plot, there are omni-directional, cardioid, super-cardioid or hyper-cardioid as well as figure-of-eight patterns. microphone   Cardioid
Microphone frequency responseRange of frequencies transmitted by the microphone from low to extremely high sounds (low to high frequencies).   25 - 20.000 Hz
Dimensions   90 x 86 x 27 mm
Net weight without packaging   424 g


Spec Sheet

accessories for TG D71

M-Bag M
M-Bag M
Microphone bag (medium)
M-Bag M
BMC 05 FM BLK
BMC 05 FM BLK
Standard XLR-XLR microphone cable, length 5 m
BMC 05 FM BLK
BMC 10 FM BLK
BMC 10 FM BLK
Standard microphone cable. XLR-XLR, length 10 m
BMC 10 FM BLK

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TG D71c: For universal use
Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

Soundcheck 07/2016
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Michael Hennig

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Conclusion and applications: Even when the manufacturer Beyerdynamic refers to the TG D71c only as "an addition to the Drum Microphone series” our extensive tests have shown, that it is, rather, a universal boundary microphone, which convinces not only by its technical specifications. Excellent sound properties with high signal fidelity allow in addition to live performances a use in the recording studio. You can actually see the attention to detail of the microphone which has been handmade in Germany. Elegant design, good workmanship and robust materials promise long-lasting pleasure with this microphone. The favorable price-performance ratio makes the TG D71c a recommendable purchase for all drummers, PA rental companies and recording studios.

TG D71c: Powerful with a slight stringy attack
Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Sticks 06/2016
Title: Professional sound at a cool price
Author: Thomas Adam

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Another alternative for the bass drum sound is the TG D71c condenser boundary microphone.  Boundary microphones are most practical because of their uncomplicated handling: you simply place it into the bass drum, connect it and then it is ready for use – you even do not need a microphone stand. With its small dimensions of approx. 9 x 8.5 x 3 the TG D71c even fits through very small openings in the membrane. In order avoid slipping of the microphone, it has been made quite heavy with a weight of 400 gram and at the bottom there is also a layer of non-slip rubber.

[...]

The frequency response of the TG D71c has been so optimised that it perfectly harmonises with the bass drum. The bass is pleasantly powerful, but dry and not blurred, the mids are discreetly thinned out, and the attack is clear, but not annoyingly pronounced "

[...]

I would describe the sound properties as punchy with a slight stringy attack, not bored artistically, but powerful. There is still, however, enough room for creativity: If you like you can move the bass in a range that does not interfere with the fellow bassist, and the attack area is so large that targeted boosts or reductions are possible without any problems.

[...]

Conclusion: The new microphone drum sets from beyerdynamic are interesting for those who want a fair price for sound and processing quality coupled with an easy handling.

[...]

The microphones of the TG series are already inexpensive and in a bundle they are even more inexpensive.  With the tested Drum Set Pro S you save more than 160 Euro (RRP) compared to the unit price and receive a handy bag for transport free of charge. The fact that some of the microphones are manufactured by hand in Germany emphasises their quality.

TG D71c: Boundary microphone with natural sound
Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

Professional Audio 06/2016
Title: Prefer something loud
Author: Igl Schönwitz

Translated from the original German article

[...]

According to the manufacturer a microphone can be either optimised to a maximum freedom from distortion or a maximum sound pressure level. The TG D71c puts the focus on the latter which meets the intended use. 

[...]

The Beyerdynamic microphone is supplied in a padded fabric bag that safely protects it during transport. However, the excellent crafted boundary microphone makes a virtually indestructible impression. The black housing builds towards the center in the shape of an elegant sine wave to the top and is just high enough to provide a standard XLR connector space.

[...]

With a size of 90 x 86 mm, the TG D71c is slightly smaller than its direct competitors (...), but with a weight of 413 g it has a comparatively heavy weight. Both feature a flexible yet stable placement in the instrument, therefore, we can already assign a first plus point here.

Measured values

The sensitivity of the TG D71c is with a value of 1.2 mV / PA relatively low - but that can also be an advantage, because after all, loud sound sources are to be picked up, which tend less likely to overdrive the preamp in this way.

[...]

For the use on drums, we were able to test the microphone in a Pop-production in the studio.

[...]

In addition to this setup, we placed the TG D71c and a (...) e901 boundary microphone for a direct comparison in the bass drum.

[...]

Interestingly the TG D71c behaves slightly different. I feel that it does have quite a boundary character, but it transmits more natural sound of the bass drum than its competitors. This became obvious especially in comparison with our studio microphone setup aligned on natural sound. Therefore, I could imagine to be quite happy with the TG D71c as the only bass drum microphone - not only with a heavy metal production.

[...]

Conclusion

Beyerdynamic‘s contribution to the subject “Boundary for loud instruments” is an excellent microphone, which shows no technical weakness. Sonically, it does have its own coloratura, which pleasantly stands out against the competition with a relatively natural sound, without denying its boundary genes.

TG D71c: Boundary with power
Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

Event Rookie 05/2016
Title: Boundary with power
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The Beyerdynamic TG D71c is a very well-made boundary microphone with a transparent condenser sound and a suitable price / performance ratio. Due to its high overload capacity, it is ideal for percussion instruments with a high sound pressure level.

 

TG D71c: Attractive alternative for dynamic microphones
Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

Sound & Recording 04/2016
Title: Small Item, Big Beat
Author: Thomas Adam

Translated from the original German article

[...]

When optimising the frequency response, Beyerdynamic obviously wants to make sure that the D71c is in perfect harmony with the bass drum. In short: It really does.  The basses come across pleasantly powerful, but dry and not bad, the mids are discreetly thinned out and the attack is clear but not too strong.

[...]

Personally I would describe the sound character as „punchy with woody attack“, by no means artificially drilled out, but assertive.  Nevertheless, there is enough room for creativity, because Beyerdynamic did not exaggerate any direction. If you like, you can slide the bass slide in the area, which does not affect the fellow bassists, and also the attack range is still so broad that targeted increases or reductions are also possible.

Compared to a dynamic microphone, which has a stronger directivity with its supercardioid polar pattern as the D71c with its semi-cardioid, the beyerdynamic lets slightly more noise through - so that the resonance of the toms is slightly more audible on the track of the D71c than the dynamic colleague who gets the sound information mainly from the drumhead. But this makes the D 71c a bit more pleasant, because with drums anything is resonating.

Conclusion
With the TG D 71c condenser boundary microphone beyerdynamic presents an attractive alternative to dynamic microphones. The microphone actually does what it is meant to do, because it forms a modern bass drum sound which does not exaggerate one direction, but leaves enough room for own sound creations.

With its maximum sound pressure level of 148 dB (according to the manufacturer) even the loudest bass drum does not cause any problem. The only thing that bangs is the price, because it is absolutely fair for handmade in German.

 

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