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DPA Microphones 4011A Cardioid Microphone

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1313854606117   POS #:106508039
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The DPA 4011 has been a favorite of live and studio audio engineers for decades. It is notoriously frank, capturing with phenomenal accuracy every nuance present in the signal it is capturing. It has ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The DPA 4011 has been a favorite of live and studio audio engineers for decades. It is notoriously frank, capturing with phenomenal accuracy every nuance present in the signal it is capturing. It has a massive maximum SPL, making it ideal for close-miking and other high volume applications. The DPA 4011A is an upgrade of the legendary cardioid condenser. State-of-the-art components and DPA's signature craftsmanship combine to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.

Pure linear cardioid
The principal appeal of the 4011A is its directional quality and attention to detail: everything sounds like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources when 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 center of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone.

Hard case and clip included.

Perfectly natural
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 sensation of "being there" will always be more intense with the DPA 4011A than with any other cardioid. Chosen for its qualities as an all-around performer, the 4011A is a great, clean-sounding colorless mic. The variety of applications is as wide as the imagination of the user.


Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Max SPL: 159 dB
Pattern and type
Capsule: Condenser
Pattern: Cardioid
Type: Mounted
Applications: Studio, stage, theatrical
Phantom power required: Yes
Size and weight
Length: 6.7 x "
Weight: 5.6 oz.
Included accessories
Case: Hard case
Clip: Hard rubber
Power supply: No
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
Sensitivity, nominal ±2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted, re. 20 Pa: Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 Pa (max. 20 dB)
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 25 dB (correct with the attenuator in 0 dB or -20 dB setting)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 76 dB(A)
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
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: 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
Temperature range: -40 C to 45 C (14 F to 113 F)
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90 %
Matching tolerance: ± 1 dB
Phase deviation for kit: < 10
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