DPA 4011A Cardioid Microphone

Small diaphragm pencil condenser microphone

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An upgraded version of the classic 4011, renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic.

The DPA 4011A Cardioid Condenser Microphone is high-acclaimed and has been redesigned from its predecessor the world-classic DPA 4011. The DPA 4011A is perfect for Close-miking and Superior for high sound levels. For use in recording studios and live applications.

The 4011A from DPA has been made from select high-grade components for neutrality and colourless sound reproduction. The 4011A is able to present accuracy and extremely low distortion. The 4011A has the ability to used as a spot mic on literally any style of live music, from rock ‘n' roll to opera. The 4011A is equally suitable for close-up work on acoustic guitar, grand piano, overheads, percussion, wind instruments and vocals as it is for spot-miking symphonies. It can handle incredibly high sound levels and even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the centre of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone.

The 4011A is faithful to its original sound source. A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a totally faithful reproduction of the original sound. The off-axis response is similarly smooth so that any leakage is an accurate reflection of the original, though attenuated according to the true first-order cardioid pickup pattern. The variety of applications is as wide as the imagination of the user.

The main features of the 4011A include:

  • Close-miking
  • Superior for high sound levels
  • Accuracy
  • Colourless
  • 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
  • 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
  • Output impedance: < 200 ohm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %

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