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DPA 2006A

Twin Diaphragm Omni Condenser
Order Code: 2006A
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RRP: $1,359.00 Our Price: $939.00

An excellent release by DPA - the 2006 microphone has strong references to the acclaimed DPA 4006 omni microphone by its type number 06, its overall sound character, and its industrial design.

The difference is in the capsule technology: 2000 series features the new Twin Diaphragm Capsule technology. Comparison with its big brother, the iconic 4006, is inevitable. The relationship between the two is clearly heard from the first 2006 audio glance; the 2000 series simply performs like much more exclusive microphones from the premium class and redefines the term value for money.

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2006A is part of the flexible DPA Reference Standard series. The 2006A with the MMP-A preamplifier is the audiophile's choice with low distortion and total accurate and faithful sound, where the 2006C with its MMP-C compact preamplifier offers a subtle character alteration with a bit more "body" to the low end - in addition to its easier-to-position approach.

In a 2006 capsule, two opposite facing miniature capsules are custom re-built into a double diaphragm, one-capsule composition. This combines the advantages of small capsules (fast impulse response and large frequency bandwidth) with lower inherent noise achieved from a larger diaphragm area. These capsules are loaded to the supreme Reference Standard preamps instead of the tiny miniature FET preamp from the miniature mics, offering even more air and precision.

As main AB stereo pair the 2006s offer an impeccable combination of two ordinary frequency responses from the 4006 with specially tailored high frequency response that lies perfectly in between the responses from the near-field (silver) grid and the diffuse-field (black) grid.

Directional pattern: Omnidirectional
Principle of operation: Pressure
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 50 Hz to 20 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 14 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 40 mV/Pa; -28 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 18 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 28 dB (max. 30 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 78 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 1 kHz: < 1 % up to 130 dB SPL peak
Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm
Dynamic range: Typ. 114 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 141 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
Microphone weight: 160 g
Microphone diameter: 19 mm
Microphone length: 164 mm
Output voltage, RMS: > 5 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90%