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DPA 4011 Cardioid Microphone

$2,499.00$2,749.00

The DPA 4011 Cardioid Instrument Microphone is renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic. State-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy and extremely low distortion.

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The DPA 4011 Cardioid Microphone condenser microphone is renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic. State-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy and extremely low distortion.

The principal appeal of the 4011 Cardioid Mic is its directional quality and attention to detail. This mic makes everything sound like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources. It 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 pressure levels (SPLs).
A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a 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.

Combine it with the preamp of your choice

As with all of the DPA modular pencil microphones, you can combine the Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of the preamps in the DPA Range. The MMP-A Microphone Preamp is an ultra-transparent, transformerless preamp with active drive for impedance balancing. The MMP-C Compact Microphone Preamp is an ultra-compact preamp with active drive for impedance balancing. It has a slightly softer character than the other preamps for DPA pencil microphones.

Other preamps include the very small form factor types MMP-E Modular Active Cable (XLR output) and MMP-G Modular Active Cable (MicroDot output), allowing for very slim set-ups. The MMP-G even allows you to match a larger microphone directly to a wireless transmitter.

A bit about cardioids

Named for its “heart shaped” polar pattern, a cardioid (or directional) microphone has the most sensitivity at the front and is least sensitive from the sides and at the back. They come in many variations – with wider or narrower angles of sensitivity (supercardioid, hypercardioid, wide cardioid etc.). Although cardioids also pick up sound coming in from the sides, this off-axis sound will normally be more or less coloured and damped. The unique DPA capsule technique however skips the colorisation of the sound coming from the sides or the rear of the mic and just reduces the sensitivity to these angles and thereby offers perfect sound stages. The amount of damping depends on the exact specifications of the mic.

Amplifier Type:

MMP-A, MMP-C, MMP-ER, MMP-ES

Specifications

Directional pattern Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 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)
Distortion, THD < 1% 136 dB SPL RMS, 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 159 dB SPL peak
Switchable attenuator, filters etc. 0 dB / -20 dB
Rated 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) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption 2.8 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Colour 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

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