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DPA d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Mic

The DPA d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid microphone gives the open sound of an omni with the benefit of directionality and linear off-axis response. The DPA 4015A is ideal being used as overhead mics in live situations and it excels on all acoustic instruments in recording studio environments.

The off-axis characteristics of the 4015A are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated, so any adjustments to the main focus of the microphone won't make any spill sound unnatural.

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The DPA d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid microphone gives the open sound of an omni with the benefit of directionality and linear off-axis response. The DPA 4015A is ideal being used as overhead mics in live situations and it excels on all acoustic instruments in recording studio environments.

The off-axis characteristics of the 4015A are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated, so any adjustments to the main focus of the microphone won’t make any spill sound unnatural.

As with all of the modular d:dicate™ Recording Microphones, you can combine the d:dicate™ Wide Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of DPA’s preamps.

Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. Recording orchestras, and other ensembles, sometimes require a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise directionality.

4015 Polar Pattern – Wide Cardioid

When recording instruments with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid of the 4015A (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice. This is the ideal mic for recording grand piano, guitar, marimba and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.

DPA 4015 Specifications

Directional pattern: Wide cardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 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 (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
Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dB
Switchable attenuator, filters etc.: 0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance: 200 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): > 60 dB
Power supply (for full performance): 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)
Microphone length: 170 mm (6.7 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS: > 5 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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