DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone


The DPA 4055 kick drum microphone is designed for the toughest challenges of live stage performance, whilst delivering world class studio quality.  

✔️ Heavy-duty, durable grid designed to withstand rough handling

✔️ Integrated XLR connector for secure mounting

✔️ Extra durable surface for more graceful ageing

✔️ State-of-the-art microphone holder for securing the position of the microphone anywhere you wish without risking that it shifts during use

✔️ Effective shock mount system prevents vibrations from the stage.



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The DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone is designed for the toughest of challenges.

Works inside and outside the drum

The DPA 4055 Kick Drum Mic is designed to be positioned inside and outside of the kick drum. It can even be pointed directly at the beater to get that extra attack (“smash”) from the beater head.

Due to its asymmetric design, the 4055 can easily be manoeuvred to slide into even the smaller drum skin holes.

Other mics of this type have a shape that makes it very difficult to place them inside the drum, almost forcing users to do acrobatics to avoid ripping the front resonator skin off.

Shape the sound your way

Furthermore, an even sensitivity at all frequencies allows the sound engineer to tailor the sound with an EQ as needed (like working from a blank canvas).

The DPA 4055 captures the true sound of the drum and can be specifically tailored to fit any genre. In addition to this, the 4055 can be used on ANY instrument.

Industry standard mics for kick drums are tailored for a specific sound. They have a frequency response that can make it difficult to redesign the sound of the instrument to fit the playing style and the culture of specific genres.


Directional pattern Open Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarised condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range 40 Hz – 18 kHz with a 6 dB soft boost at 10 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz 2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 27 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 29 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 39 dB (max. 41 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 156dB SPL RMS, 159 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 132 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 164 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 380 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) > 55 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 2.0 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Colour Matte black
Weight 241 g (8.5 oz)
Microphone diameter 57 mm (2.24 in)
Microphone length 132 mm (5.19 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS > 9.75 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%


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