DPA 4011A

Cardioid Condenser - transparent, ideal for recording and concert hall applications

Order Code: 4011A
Our Price: $1,999.00

Just like the re-vamped 4006A, this cardioid condenser has been upgraded as part of DPA's relaunched Reference Standard series microphones - removeable (interchangeable) capsule, and full integration with the whole range. This cardioid version comprises carefully selected state-of-the-art components to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.

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.

Photo of DPA 4011A available from Factory Sound

For a more low-profile version, choose 4011C - which uses the same MMC4011 capsule, but a compact preamplifier, MMP-C.

Also available, 4006A (omnidirectional), 4015A (wide cardioid) and 4017B (shotgun, including filters).

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 µPa: Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (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
Microphone diameter: 19 mm
Capsule diameter: 19 mm
Length: 170 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 %
Matching tolerance: ± 1 dB
Phase deviation for kit: < 10°