DPA 4006A

Omnidirectional Condenser - transparent, flat and ideal for recording

Order Code: 4006A
Our Price: $2,190.00

When it comes to a serious omnidirectional recording mic, look no further. Famous for longer than we care to remember, the go-to mic for strings, full orchestra or 'just' as a spot mic, the 4006 has been given a bit of facelift recently.

It's still comes with it's own frequency graph that will show just how flat mic is, and it comes with 'timeless transparency' - the complete opposite to most of the chunky flavoured large diaphragm studio mics around town. It will pick up incredible detail and depth of sound. The definition of its high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is undeniably impressive for the vast majority of miking applications. Use it in A-B stereo pairs for symphonic concert hall recordings, the 4006A also excels for close-miking instruments like grand piano, guitar, double bass and percussion. You'll find a -20dB pad at the base of the 4006A (at the XLR base), offering greater SPL before clipping - 147dB max

Photo of DPA 4006A available from Factory Sound

It comes with a wide selection of acoustic modification accessories, including nose cone and interchangeable protection grids, allowing the 4006A to be acoustically transformed into seven different microphone versions, making it a truly multifaceted mic. By simply changing a grid or mounting an element over the capsule, it is possible to gain several unique 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.

For a more low-profile version, choose 4006C - which uses the same MMC4006 capsule, but a compact preamplifier, MMP-C. For a lower cost version, choose the new Twin Diaphragm Capsules of the 2000 series - 2006A or 2006C (compact).

Also available, 4011A (cardioid), 4015A (wide cardioid) and 4017B (shotgun, including filters).

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 µPa (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
Diameter: 16 to 19 mm
Capsule diameter: 16 mm
Length: 170 mm
Output voltage, RMS: > 5 V
Polarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressure