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DPA d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Microphone

The DPA d:dicate™ 4011 Directional microphone is a first order cardioid mic with perfect frequency linearity 30 cms from the source, and very smooth off-axis characteristics.

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

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Product Description

Ideal for studio and live use, the DPA d:dicate 4011 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 standard microphones have a 5 year warranty.

DPA d:dicate™ 4011A Specifications

Open specifications

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 kohm
Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dB
Switchable attenuator: 0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance: < 200 ohm
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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