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DPA 4011ER/ES Cardioid Pencil Microphone With Active Cable

The DPA 4011ER/ES Cardioid Pencil Microphone With Active Cable combines the brilliant cardioid 4011 capsule with the ultra-compact MMP-E active cable preamp, available with rear- and side-exit cables.

Ideal for unobtrusive spot miking, such as hanging or table use, the 4011E is an ultra-compact cardioid microphone from the modular DPA Recording Microphones series.

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The DPA 4011ES (side-exit cable) or 4011ER (rear-exit cable) are available with a length of only 3.5 cm, the low-key appearance of the 4011E is followed by the SM4000-C suspension mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4011E to be hung from the ceiling and create precise and repeatable positions and angles when spot miking orchestra sections or ambience atmospheres.

Capable of handling high SPLs without distortion, the 4011E is perfectly tailored for close-miking applications, minimising bleed from other instruments. Therefore chosen for close-miking of instruments like acoustic guitar, drums or grand piano, the 4011E with its accessories can be placed for instance in the piano frame.

At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 4011E microphone into a new configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.

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

DPA 4011ER/ES Cardioid Pencil Microphone With Active Cable

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% 144 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
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 40 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 3.5 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color Matte black
Weight 109 g (3.8 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 35 mm (1.38 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS 2.2 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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