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DPA d:dicate 4011A Cardioid Microphone

The DPA d:dicate 4011A Cardioid Microphone is an upgraded version of the classic DPA 4011 - renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an outstanding mic with optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.  Superb separation between sound sources when used as a spot mic on literally any style of live music.  The 4011A is equally suitable for close-up work on acoustic instruments and vocals as it is for spot-miking symphonies. It can handle incredibly high sound levels and includes a 20 dB pad switch.  The sensation of “being there” will always be more intense with the DPA 4011A than with any other cardioid.

    • DPA d:dicate 4011A PRODUCT FEATURES:

      • Close-miking
      • Superior for high sound levels
      • Accuracy
      • Colorless


      Directional characteristics: Cardioid
      Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
      Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
      Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
      Frequency range, ±2 dB: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
      Sensitivity, nominal ±2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
      Equivalent noise level, A-weighted, re. 20 µPa: Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB)
      Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 25 dB (correct with the attenuator in 0 dB or -20 dB setting)
      S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 76 dB(A)
      Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 139 dB SPL peak
      Minimum load impedance: 2 kΩ
      Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
      Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dB
      Switchable attenuator: 0 dB / -20 dB
      Output impedance: < 200 Ω
      Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
      Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
      Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 60 dB
      Power supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
      Current consumption: 2.8 mA
      Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
      Color: Matte black
      Weight: 158 g (5.6 oz)
      Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
      Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
      Length: 170 mm (6.7 in)
      Output voltage, RMS: > 5 V
      Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
      Temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F)
      Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %
      Matching tolerance: ± 1 dB
      Phase deviation for kit: < 10°
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