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DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone

The DPA 5100 Surround Microphone is a simple plug and play microphone solution for capturing brilliant 5.1 surround sound, either for music and sports or film and TV ambience.

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No external processing is required and each element is delivered via a 5m multi-core cable to 6 dedicated outputs on XLR connectors. The 5 miniature microphones are designed and mounted within the unit’s baffled chambers to provide optimum separation and natural time differences between each capsule. The front 3 microphones are time aligned and employ DiPMic™ (Directional Pressure Microphone) technology unique to DPA. The low frequency element is derived from the sum of the L/R condenser capsules, high pass filtered at 120Hz, and attenuated by 10dB as per 5.1 specification.

DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone

Directional pattern Directional
Principle of operation Pressure, with interferece tube and separation baffles
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser element
Frequency response L, C, R, LS, RS: 20 Hz to 20 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB L, C, R: 200 Hz to 16 kHz; LS, RS: 100 Hz to 12 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz L, C, R: 26 mV/Pa; LS, RS: 28 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted L, C, R: Typ. 18 dB(A) (max. 21 dB(A)); LS, RS: Typ. 20 dB(A) (max. 23 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 L, C, R: Typ. 29 dB (max. 32 dB); LS, RS: Typ. 31 dB (max. 34 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range L, C, R, LS, RS: 103 dB; LFE: 100 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 132 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 50 Ω
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Active Signal balanced
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) 60 dB, 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption Typ. 5 mA (max. 5.5 mA)
Connector Lemo multipin
Color Black
Weight 500 g (17.6 oz)
Microphone diameter W: 240 mm (9.4 in), H: 140 mm (5.5 in), D: 195 mm (7.7 in)
Capsule diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Cable length 5 m (16.4 ft)
Cable color Black
Cable diameter 9.3 mm (0.37 in)
Maximum output voltage L, C, R, LS, RS: 1,8 Vrms / 2,5 Vpeak; LFE: 1 Vrms / 1,4 Vpeak
Polarity Positive
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%