DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Mic


The DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a completely self-contained plug-and-play solution for 5.1 audio capture. It brings engaging surround ambience to sports events, documentaries and other HDTV productions.

✔️ Plug-and-play solution ✔️ Compact, lightweight & portable ✔️ Discrete 5.1 analogue output – no processing required



Available on backorder

The DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone uses five miniature pressure transducers. These transducers have low sensitivity to wind and mechanical noise. They also have a low distortion and low frequency response. They have a large dynamic range too.  

Whether you want to mount the microphone on a stand, suspend it from the ceiling, or use a handgrip, the 5100’s versatility allows you to do all of these. In addition, it is lightweight and portable. It can also withstand inclement weather conditions due to its robust nature.

The three front microphones in this system are time aligned to eliminate comb filtering. This also ensures frequency consistency when down mixing to mono or stereo. In contrast, the two rear microphones (with standard omnidirectional patterns) are optimally spaced from both each other, and the front array, to simulate the most natural time arrival differences. The end result of DPA’s innovative design is a surround atmosphere that is exceptional. It is rich, smooth, full and enveloping, and great in its coherence. It also helps create channel separation and localisation accuracy.

The DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone requires no external signal processing.

The 5100 includes:

  • Outdoor Cover – OC5100
  • Lemo Multipin to 6x XLR-M cable

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Directional pattern Directional
Principle of operation Pressure, with interference tube and separation baffles
Cartridge type Pre-polarised condenser element
Frequency response L, C, R, LS, RS: 20 Hz to 20 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB L, C, R: 200 Hz to 16 kHz; LS, RS: 100 Hz to 12 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz L, C, R: 26 mV/Pa; LS, RS: 28 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted L, C, R: Typ. 18 dB(A) (max. 21 dB(A)); LS, RS: Typ. 20 dB(A) (max. 23 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 L, C, R: Typ. 29 dB (max. 32 dB); LS, RS: Typ. 31 dB (max. 34 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range L, C, R, LS, RS: 103 dB; LFE: 100 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 132 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 50 Ω
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Active Signal balanced
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) 60 dB, 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom power)
Current consumption Typ. 5 mA (max. 5.5 mA)
Connector Lemo multi-pin
Colour Black
Weight 500 g (17.6 oz)
Microphone diameter W: 240 mm (9.4 in), H: 140 mm (5.5 in), D: 195 mm (7.7 in)
Capsule diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Cable length 5 m (16.4 ft)
Cable colour Black
Cable diameter 9.3 mm (0.37 in)
Maximum output voltage L, C, R, LS, RS: 1,8 Vrms / 2,5 Vpeak; LFE: 1 Vrms / 1,4 Vpeak
Polarity Positive
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%


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