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DPA 4011C Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone

The DPA 4011C Cardioid Pencil Microphone is a first order cardioid mic with perfect frequency linearity 30 cm from the source, and very smooth off-axis characteristics, all on a compact pre-amp perfect for tight stages.

The DPA 4011C Cardioid Pencil Microphone is one of the most versatile mics of the DPA family and as part of the DPA microphone range the 4011C now features modular design allowing you to easily pair the brilliant 4011 cardioid capsule with other preamps from the range.

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Ideal for studio and live use, the DPA 4011 capsule is modular allowing its capsule to be interfaced with either the standard preamp (MMP-A), compact preamp (MMP-C) or modular active cable (MMP-E).

With a cardioid polar pattern it is subject to the proximity effect if the mic is closer than 30 cms to the source, making it ideal for vocals and close miking all sorts of acoustic instruments. The off-axis response of the 4011 ensures that any spill from other instruments is uncoloured and, of course attenuated compared with the on-axis levels.

The DPA 4011A handles extreme sound level pressures (158dB before clipping) and has an internal -20dB pad to ensure that your preamp will not clip or distort when recording very loud sound sources. The microphone comes with a tubular clip (UA0961), a foam windshield (UA0896) and it’s own individual calibration chart.

All DPA 4000 series Pencil microphones come with a 5 year warranty.

DPA 4011C Cardioid Compact Pencil Microphone

Directional pattern Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in) 40 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 25 dB
Distortion, THD < 1% 136 dB SPL RMS, 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 152 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 100 Ω
Minimum load impedance 2 kΩ
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 50 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 2.8 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color Matte black
Weight 58 g (2 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 64 mm (2.5 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS > 4 V
Polarity +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%
Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity) ±1 dB
Phase deviation for kit < 10°

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