This capsule type is a true dipole (bidirectional) transducer, operating with a single diaphragm. Its main axis is at a right angle to the capsule, and is marked at 0° and 180° with a red and a black dot respectively.
- pure pressure-gradient transducer
- figure-8 pattern with near-ideal consistency across the frequency range
- side-addressed (pickup perpendicular to the microphone body)
- optimal for use in M/S and Blumlein stereo recording