The frequency response of the D1000E is +/- 3dB from 40Hz to 17,000Hz. The mic has 200-ohm impedence. Its maximum SPL level is 128dBSPL for 0.5 percent total harmonic distortion (THD) at 1000Hz. The different settings of the three-way EQ switch: The "B" setting has a bass boost down to 70Hz and a roll-off below that. The "M" setting has a slight boost around 5,000 to 7,000Hz, giving a clearer, brighter sound overall. The "S" position gives a decrease at 8,000Hz and below, accentuating the high end for a bright sound that makes speech more intelligible.
Uses and Applications
Generally regarded as being in similar sonic territory as the industry standards Shure SM57 and SM58, the D1000E has similar applications: close drum miking, guitar amplifiers and vocals. It was, for a time, popular at radio and TV stations for use by reporters. The D1000E is still used today as a recording and live sound microphone.
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