DPA Micr 4055

Kick drum microphone – open cardioid, condenser

Our price:$949.00 GST
Order Code: 4055

IN STOCK 2 (more can be backordered)

DPA 4055 condenser kick drum microphone has an open cardioid polar pattern with flat frequency response and ability to handle very high SPLs.

4055 takes the traditional concept of a kick drum mic and turns it on its head – no more pre-tailored sound – now you can take sound design back into your own hands.

Not only does the position inside or outside the kick drum give you different sounds but working with the angles of the microphone just outside the hole will deliver nuances of the drum sound. No matter what sound preference you have, the 4055 captures the true sound of a kick drum, whether it is used in classic, jazz, rock or any other genre.

The 4055 is placed in a large, robust housing and there is wind damping foam just in front of the capsule, behind the grille. A specially-designed shock mount also suspends the capsule inside the housing to avoid vibrations from the stage. The shock mount together with the extra wind damping ensures that the 4055 captures only the source.

It is  easy to position, either inside or outside the drum. The unique asymmetric design makes it quite easy to place the mic through the drum hole without ripping the front resonator skin.

4055 features:

  • Picks up the clear, true sound of the kick drum
  • Flat frequency response so you can shape the sound your way
  • Built tough to withstand rough use on the live stage
  • Asymmetric design for easy placement inside or outside
Directional pattern Open Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB, at 20 cm (7.9 in) 40 Hz – 18 kHz with a 6 dB soft boost at 10 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz 2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 27 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 29 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 39 dB (max. 41 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 156dB SPL RMS, 159 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 132 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 164 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 380 Ω
Minimum load impedance 2 kΩ
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 55 dB
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom Power)
Current consumption 2.0 mA
Connector XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color Matte black
Weight 241 g
Microphone diameter 57 mm
Capsule diameter 17 mm
Microphone length 132 mm
Maximum output voltage, RMS 9.75 V
Polarity +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%

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