Countless hours of research and development were spent to test and select the most suitable active and passive components. This no-compromises, process assures the low noise, high dynamic range and unappreciable distortion of the microphone circuitry. The end result gives the Dragonfly sonically-neutral electronics with a low output impedance and no side effects from the cable capacitance and load impedance. This way only the capsule determines the sound. The Dragonfly incorporates the BLUE hand-crafted 1-inch active diameter capsule. The capsule operating principle is a pressure gradient with cardioid pattern. Its 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.