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DPA Microphones 4006A Small-Diaphragm Omni Condenser Microphone

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The DPA 4006A is the flagship microphone in DPA's standard range, having earned its status as a worldwide recording standard whenever an omnidirectional microphone is called for. This popular omni has... Click To Read More About This Product

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The DPA 4006A is the flagship microphone in DPA's standard range, having earned its status as a worldwide recording standard whenever an omnidirectional microphone is called for. This popular omni has forged its reputation over more than 25 years by repeatedly exhibiting total transparency in a wide variety of recording situations. Its capacity for incredible detail and depth of sound is simply breathtaking. The definition of its high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is perfect for most miking environments when an omnidirectional microphone is appropriate.

Renaissance microphone
With the 4006A, engineers, broadcasters and musicians alike can achieve extremely clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications. Ideal for A-B stereo pairs for symphonic concert hall recordings, the 4006A also excels on vocals and for close-miking instruments like grand piano, guitar, double bass and percussion.

Several tools in one
A selection of acoustic modification accessories, including nose cone and interchangeable protection grids, allows the 4006A to be acoustically transformed into different microphone versions, making it the most multi-faceted mic in your collection and as such, a tremendous value. By simply changing a grid, it is possible to gain several individual frequency responses and directional characteristics from a single mic. Furthermore, these grids and elements will not produce any phase shift, noise or distortion that would otherwise be introduced by an electrical filter.

Hard case and mounting clip included.


Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz
Max SPL: 147 dB
Pattern and type
Capsule: Condenser
Pattern: Omni
Type: Mounted
Applications: Studio, stage, theatrical
Phantom power required: Yes
Size and weight
Length: 6.7"
Weight: 5.7 oz.
Included accessories
Case: Hard case
Clip: Hard rubber
Power supply: No

Directional characteristics: Omnidirectional
Principle of operation: Pressure
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 250 Hz: 40 mV/Pa; -28 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 15 dB(A) re. 20 Pa (max. 17 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 27 dB (max. 29 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 79 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 139 dB SPL peak
Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm
Dynamic range: Typ. 124 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 147 dB
Switchable attenuator: 0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance: < 200 ohm
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 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
Color: Matte black
Weight: 163 g (5.7 oz)
Diameter: 16 to 19 mm (0.63 to 0.75 in)
Capsule diameter: 16 mm (0.63 in)
Length: 170 mm (6.7 in)
Output voltage, RMS: > 5 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 C to 50 C (-40 F to 122 F)
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %
Classification: Conforms to IEC 61672 Class I (with Near-field Grid DD0251)
Matching tolerance: ± 0.5 dB
Phase deviation for kit: < 5
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