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DPA d:dicate™ Microphone series is legendary in the high-end recording and film production industry.

 

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DPA 2012 Compact cardioid mic
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DPA-2012

DPA 2012 - Great close miking on any instrument on the live stage

The 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone is an all-around generalist pencil mic that guarantees excellent results on any instrument on a live stage.

Durable, reinforced construction

Excellent transient response

Uniform cardioid directionality

Outstanding SPL handling

Natural and precise sound reproduction

The 2012 Compact Cardioid Mic is the best all-around, generalist mic that you can find to cover a wide range of close-miking needs on the live stage. It is a robust and reliable condenser mic, best for single instrument pickup. Its specifically powerful characteristics make it an extremely flexible mic that will shine on many instruments, particularly those in the high-frequency range.

Durable, reinforced construction

The 2012 is constructed to withstand rough handling on a hectic live stage. It has a thicker, more robust body construction of brass that is very durable and known for its corrosion resistance and tolerance against metal fatigue. In addition to the heavy-duty materials used, the surfaces of the mic handle and grille are treated with a protective black chrome finish, which ensures more graceful ageing.

Unmatched transient response

The 2012, is a professional condenser mic, making it the best choice for those instruments that produce high frequencies. It has a far better transient response than any dynamic microphone, which allows it to pick up the most delicate sound with tremendous accuracy.

Uniform cardioid directionality

The 2012 has a cardioid capsule with DPA’s famously flat off-axis response. Besides a high gain-before-feedback, this characteristic makes it easier for sound engineers to handle bleed from other instruments at close proximity. The 2012 picks up off-axis sounds in a very natural and attenuated way.

Outstanding SPL handling

The 2012 can cope with both extremely high SPLs as well as capture very delicate sounds. With a max SPL, peak before clipping of 156 dB, the 2012, works well on many different instruments and can handle the loudest drums, guitars, horns and more.

Natural and precise sound reproduction

Like all other DPA microphones, the 2012 delivers pure, transparent sound quality.

Key applications

Snare drum

Hi-hats

Electric guitar cabinets

​Piano

Percussion

Conga, bongos

Acoustic guitar

Horns

Specifications

Directional pattern: Cardioid

Principle of operation: Pressure gradient

Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser

Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm: 40 Hz to 20 kHz

Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz: 8 mV/Pa; -42 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 20 dB(A) re 20 µPa (max. 22 dB(A))

Distortion, THD < 1%: 148 dB SPL (151 dB SPL peak)

Dynamic range: Typ. 131 dB

Max. SPL, THD 10%: 153 dB SPL (156 dB SPL peak)

Switchable attenuator, filters etc.-

Rated output impedance: 60 Ω

Minimum load impedance: 2 kΩ

Cable drive capability: 100 m

Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive

Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 60 dB

Power supply (for full performance): P48 (Phantom Power)

Current consumption: 0.7 mA

Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase

Color: Matte black

Weight: 83 g

Microphone diameter: 19 mm

Capsule diameter: 17 mm

Microphone length: 94 mm

Maximum output voltage, RMS: 8.7 V (21 dBu)

Polarity+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure

Temperature range: -40°C to 45°C

Relative humidity (RH): Up to 90%

Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz): ±1.5 dB

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DPA 2015 Compact wide cardioid mic
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DPA-2015

Overhead mics for ambient pick up on the live stage

The 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Microphone is for ambient pick up of a drum kit or other instrument groups.

Features:

Durable, reinforced construction

Uniform wide cardioid directionality

Spacious sound due to a wide cardioid pick-up pattern

Natural and precise sound reproduction

Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage

In a live situation when a conventional cardioid pattern isn’t quite open enough, choose a pair of 2015 Compact Wide Cardioids. They work ideally as overheads to capture a balanced sound of the entire group of instruments, like a drum kit. Also, when recording instrument groups with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric, subcardioid or hypocardioid) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice.

Durable, reinforced construction

The 2015 is constructed to withstand rough handling on a hectic live stage. It has a thicker, more robust body construction of brass that is very durable and known for its corrosion resistance and tolerance against metal fatigue. In addition to the heavy-duty materials used, the surfaces of the mic handle and grille are treated with a protective black chrome finish, which ensures more graceful ageing.

Uniform cardioid directionality

The 2015 has a wide cardioid capsule with DPA’s famously flat off-axis response. Besides a high gain-before-feedback, this characteristic makes it easier for sound engineers to handle bleed from other instruments at close proximity. The 2015 picks up off-axis sounds in a very natural and attenuated way.

Spacious, wide cardioid pick-up pattern

The 2015 can be positioned near the drum kit, closer than you would normally place overhead microphones, and still capture sound evenly across the entire drum kit. This closer position results in stronger signal from the drum kit and therefore less bleed from the stage.

Natural and precise sound reproduction

Like all other DPA microphones, the 2015 delivers pure, transparent sound quality.

Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage

Although the 2015 can be purchased as a single mic, it really shines as a matched stereo pair, selected with +/- 1.5 dB sensitivity tolerance. The compact design of this stereo pair ensures an open, natural sound pick-up without blocking any of the exciting action on stage.

Key applications

Overheads on drums

Grand piano, away or close to the strings

Horn groups

Vibraphones

Xylophones

Large marimbas

Other large instruments

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DPA 4055  Kick-drum microphone
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DPA-4055

What makes the 4055 stand out from the competition is that it delivers the renowned DPA sound, clarity and linear frequency response, both on axis and off axis. Its low frequency response and dynamics are superb and result in a tight, natural, well-defined sound - the best low-end with detailed mids and highs.

The 4055 is one of the only kick drum mics that is not sonically pre-tailored to fit a traditional sound in a specific genre. Its performance allows a professional sound designer to create the exact sound s/he is listening for - regardless of the music genre. Want more attack? Slide the 4055 into the bass drum and point it directly at the beater. For a super-low-end sound, place the 4055 at the hole, just on the outside of the front head. Here, the level of sub and lows are represented the most.

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.

The 4055 is easy to position, both inside and outside the drum. Its unique asymmetric design makes it quite easy to place the mic through the drum hole without ripping the front resonator skin.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

- Grid DUA0720B

- Microphone holder UA0961

- Zip case KE4055

5-year limited warranty

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4017B Shotgun Mic
DPA-4017B
d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone. Five year warranty. Excellent RF Immunity. Lightweight. Uniform off-axis response. Highly directional
Equipped with a highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern, obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection, the DPA 4017B is a short and exceptionally lightweight shotgun microphone that truly measures up to DPA’s impressive reputation for accuracy, clarity, and musicality. Designed for a broad range of applications, the phantom powered 4017B is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions at sports facilities, for broadcast/ENG/film booming, and even studio recording environments.
Tune out the surroundings
Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and behind the microphone. Minimizing the often very un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes is one of the key accomplishments of the 4017B. The condenser capsule uses a high voltage pre-polarized back plate, endowing the shotgun with high output as well as wide dynamics, extremely low noise and distortion specifications.
Small size, big performance
At just 210 mm in length and 68 g (2.4 oz) in weight, the aluminum-bodied DPA 4017B is among the smallest and
lightest boom microphones available. But that’s not to say that it’s small on performance. Fully immune to RF emission, the
4017B’s 19 mm (0.75 in) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping.
Screwdriver-free filter access
The 4017B features two onboard filters that are activated via an ingenious switching ring design. With the simple twist of two sturdy rings, engineers can implement a high-frequency boost that adds a 4 dB shelf at 8 kHz and a first-order bass roll-off below 120 Hz to minimize handling and wind noise. A permanent third-order high-pass filter at 50 Hz effectively removes unwanted low frequency disturbance from handling and wind noise.
 
Review of DPA 4017 Shotgun, Audio Media April 2008, audiomedia.com
'When you first take the 4017 out of its box the thing that strikes you immediately is the weight – it weighs almost nothing. While this is irrelevant in a studio mic, for boom swingers around the world this is a boon. The principle of leverage means that dangling a weight on a long pole for hours every day is not fun and anyone who has been afflicted by the shakes after gripping a boom for the sixth take of a long scene will appreciate that a few ounces saved at the business end is worth shelling out pounds for in the purchase. And as you lift the 4017 from the foam surround, marveling at its lightness, the second thing you'll notice is that the mic is beautifully made and finished. Almost in contradiction to its weight it feels like a work of art – I confess I was overtaken by the paradox at first – but there it is: a professionally finished microphone that weighs 71 grams.'
'The 4017 is sweet and by getting closer in you can enjoy that sweetness, but there's the rub: in the 'wide and tight' world of modern TV production it's very hard to get close. At the other end of the scale, on set sometimes any tightish hypercardioid is too tight and a more forgiving cardioid helps the hard pressed boom ops in fast moving scenes. The DPA 4017 is not easily summed up – it has some beguiling sonic and engineering qualities – but you need you try it in your rig to make sure it floats your boat. This is definitely a case of getting one on demo and having a go.'
By Alistair McGhee
 
 
Directional patternSupercardioid, lobe-shaped

Principle of operationPressure gradient, with interference tube

Cartridge typePre-polarized condenser

Frequency range20 Hz - 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 50 Hz

Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)70 Hz - 18 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 15 kHz

Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz19 mV/Pa; -34.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 13 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))

Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4Typ. 24 dB (max. 26 dB)

S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)Typ. 81 dB(A)

Total harmonic distortion (THD)< 1% up to 137 dB SPL peak

Dynamic rangeTyp. 124 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping138 dB

Switchable attenuator, filters etc.High boost: +4 dB at 8 kHz. Low cut: First order filter, below 120 Hz

Output impedance100 Ω

Minimum load impedance2 kΩ

Cable drive capability100 m (328 ft)

Output balance principleSignal balanced

Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 40 dB

Power supply (for full performance)48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)

Current consumption4.5 mA

ConnectorXLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: signal - phase

ColorMatte black

Weight68 g (2.4 oz)

Microphone diameter19 mm (0.75 in)

Capsule diameter19 mm (0.75 in)

Microphone length212 mm (8.3 in)

Maximum output voltage, RMS2.0 V

Polarity+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure

Temperature range-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)

Relative humidity (RH)Up to 90%

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4017B-R Shotgun Mic with Rycote Windshield
DPA-4017B-R
d:dicate™ 4017B-R Shotgun Microphon w. Rycote® Windshield. Five year warranty
DPA Microphones has joined forces with Rycote® to develop the DPA 4017 Shotgun/Rycote® Windshield Solution. The strong suspension and windshield solution has been designed specifically to take the DPA 4017B shotgun mic’s compact size and light weight into consideration.
This kit provides everything an outside broadcaster, journalist or location film maker could need for clear, directional sound, regardless of the weather and environmental conditions.
 
Included in the box
DPA 4017B Shotgun premounted in Rycote® Suspension with the Rycote® Windshield
DPA XLR cable
DPA Windscreen for 4017B
Rycote® fur windjammer
Rycote® XLR holder
Rycote® brush
 
 
 
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4017C Compact Shotgun Mic
DPA-4017C
d:dicate™ 4017C Compact Shotgun Microphone

At just 154 mm (6.1 in) and 70 g (2.5 oz), this mic sets new standards for compactness within shotgun microphones and their applications. At the same time, it offers impressive accuracy, clarity and musicality.

The mic is fully immune to RF emission and the 19 mm (0.75 in) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping. Designed for a broad range of applications, the d:dicate™ Microphones Series is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions at sports facilities, for broadcast/ENG/film booming and even studio recording environments.

 

The microphone capsule

The d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact is equipped with a highly-directional hypercardioid pickup pattern; obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection. Its unique directional pattern is useful when you need exceptionally high directivity with high background noise rejection. It is convenient when you cannot place the mic close enough to the sound source. The MMP-C preamplifier makes booming applications such as in a car or in low-ceiling rooms is uncomplicated.

Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and back of the microphone. One of the key accomplishments is that we have minimized often very un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes. The condenser capsule uses a high voltage pre-polarized back plate, endowing the shotgun with high output as well as wide dynamics, extremely low noise and distortion specifications.

The d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact is also available with Rycote Windshield and suspension system – a fully-packed and ready-to-go solution.

At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d: d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

 

Features

The product offers the following features

Small and lightweight

Excellent RF Immunity

Uniform off-axis response

Highly directional pattern


Also available with Rycote Windshield and suspension system, the 4017C-R is a fully packed and ready solution.
 
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4017C Compact Shotgun Mic with Rycote Windshield
DPA-4017C-R
This kit provides everything an outside broadcaster, journalist or location film maker could need for clear, directional sound, regardless of weather and environmental conditions.
At just 154 mm (6.1 in) and 70 g (2.5 oz), this mic sets new standards for compactness within shotgun microphones and their applications. At the same time, it offers impressive accuracy, clarity and musicality. The mic is fully immune to RF emission and the 19 mm (0.75 in) condenser cartridge is capable of handling peak SPLs of 152 dB before clipping. Designed for a broad range of applications, the d:dicate™ Microphones Series is ideal for use with camera systems, in fixed positions at sports facilities, for broadcast/ENG/film booming and even studio recording environments.
 
The microphone capsule
The d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact is equipped with a highly-directional hypercardioid pickup pattern; obtained using a supercardioid design with an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection. Its unique directional pattern is useful when you need exceptionally high directivity with high background noise rejection. It is convenient when you cannot place the mic close enough to the sound source. The MMP-C preamplifier makes booming applications such as in a car or in low-ceiling rooms is uncomplicated.
Extensive research and development has been undertaken to optimize the sound coming from the sides and back of the microphone. One of the key accomplishments is that we have minimized often very un-linear response of a shotgun microphone due to its side lobes. The condenser capsule uses a high voltage pre-polarized back plate, endowing the shotgun with high output as well as wide dynamics, extremely low noise and distortion specifications.
The d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact is also without the Rycote® Windshield.
At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d: d:dicate™ 4017C Shotgun Microphone, Compact into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

Features
Small and lightweight
Excellent RF Immunity
Uniform off-axis response
Highly directional pattern
 
Specifications
Directional pattern Supercardioid, lobe-shaped
Principle of operation Pressure gradient, with interference tube
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)40 Hz - 18 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 15 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz19 mV/Pa; -34.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 13 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 15 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4Typ. 24 dB (max. 26 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)Typ. 81 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)< 1% up to 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 124 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping 146 dB
Output impedance100 O
Minimum load impedance 2 kO
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 50 dB
Power supply (for full performance) 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 black
Weight 70 g (2.5 oz)
Microphone diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length 154 mm (6 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS 4.5 V
Polarity+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%
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4006A Omni Mic
DPA-4006A
d:dicate™ 4006A Omni Microphone
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Neutrality
Versatility
Precision
Recording standard
 
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Timeless transparency
The versatile DPA 4006A is without doubt the most popular mic in our standard range and has rightly earned its status as a worldwide recording standard. This highly sought after omni has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation, and by picking 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.
Five year warranty
Renaissance microphone
With the 4006A, engineers, broadcasters and musicians alike can achieve extremely clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications. Ideal for A-B stereo pairs for symphonic concert hall recordings, the 4006A also excels on vocals and for close-miking instruments like grand piano, guitar, double bass and percussion.
Several tools in one
A selection of acoustic modification accessories, including nose cone and interchangeable protection grids, allows the 4006A to be acoustically transformed into different microphone versions, making it the most multifaceted mic in your collection and a tremendous value. By simply changing a grid, 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.
Also available as matched stereo pair and surround kit
The ST4006A stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the stereo matching is free of charge.
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4011A Cardioid Mic
DPA-4011A
d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Microphone
Close-miking

Superior for high sound levels

Accuracy

Colorless

 
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The DPA 4011A cardioid condenser microphone is an upgraded version of our classic 4011, renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic. State-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.

Five year warranty

 

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.

 

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.

Also available as matched stereo pair

The ST4011A stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the stereo matching is free of charge.

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4018A Supercardioid Mic
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4018C Compact Supercardioid Mic
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2011C Compact Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic
DPA-2011C
d:dicate™ 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact
All-round workhorse – blends clarity, richness and dynamics
Twin-Diaphragm capsule and interference tube technologies
Superb stage separation and level control
Modular flexibility
 
All-round workhorse
The new DPA 2011C microphone has strong references to the acclaimed close-miking and hi-SPL handling specialist DPA 4011 cardioid microphone – not only by its type number 11, also in its all-round capture abilities.
2011 is primarily optimized for on-stage use and the technology combines the new Twin Diaphragm Capsule and DPA’s strong know-how within interference tube technology.
While 4011 has gained worldwide admiration for its total linearity at all sound confrontations, the 2011 is purposely aimed differently; the off-axis response is still linear but in a smaller frequency bandwidth making stage separation and gain-to-feedback higher and mic level easier to control.
Modular flexibility
2011C is part of the flexible DPA d:dicate Recording Microphones series. The 2011C with the 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. The 2011A with the MMP-A preamplifier is the audiophile’s choice with low distortion and total accurate and faithful sound.
At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 2011 microphone into a new configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.
Twin Diaphragm Capsule: cutting edge technology
The overall distinctive sound image from the DPA miniatures is so well balanced that it meets the high demands of  the d:dicate Recording Microphone range.
In a 2011 capsule two opposite facing miniature capsules are custom re-built into a double diaphragm, one-capsule composition.
The use and control of interference tubes has become a DPA specialty and the 2011 is no exception; the capsules are loaded to the supreme d:dicate preamps instead of the tiny miniature FET preamp from the 4060 miniature series, offering even more air and precision.
Stage addict
The 2011 has found its use on numerous stages and recording sessions. Exhibiting a previously unheard blend of clarity, richness and dynamic range, the 2011 performs like a much more exclusive microphone and redefines the term value for money.
 
When used for stereo recording
Please read this note regarding the acoustic center of the MMC2011 capsule.
Also available as selected stereo pair
The ST2011C stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case.
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4006ER Omni Mic, Rear Cable, XLR
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4006ES Omni Mic, Side Cable, XLR
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4015A Wide Cardioid Mic
DPA-4015A
d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone
Five year warranty
Low profile – wide pickup area
Natural reproduction
Directional ambience pickup
Exceptional for vocal
Expand your horizon with a wider pattern
If you are already a DPA 4011 devotee, you will discover an exciting alternative in our wide cardioid microphones. The phantom powered DPA 4015A wide cardioid differs in its polar pattern and is the perfect fill-in between an omni and a more directional microphone. Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough, such as when recording instruments with complex radiation patterns. In those instances, the generous polar pattern of our Compact Wide Cardioids allows you to pick up a broader sound field and more accurately capture the full breadth of a stirring performance.
Limitless applications
Recording orchestras or other ensembles sometimes requires a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise localization. The wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice for grand piano, guitar, marimba, and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.
Completely linear, even off-axis
The off-axis characteristics of the 4015A are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated.
Specialists in extreme sound levels
DPA’s wide cardioid microphones are capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs. The 4015A even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to prevent overloading of the mic amp.
Also available as matched stereo pair and surround kit
The ST4015A stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the stereo matching is free of charge.
The SU4015A Surround Kit is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the surround matching is free of charge.

 
 
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4015 SC Compact Wide Cardioid Mic
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4011A Stereo Kit
DPA-3511A
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4011ES Stereo Kit
DPA-3511ES
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Mic Preamp
DPA-MMP-A
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Low Cut and High Boost Mic Preamp
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Compact Mic Preamp
DPA-MMP-C
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Twin Diaphragm Omni Mic Capsule
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Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic Capsule
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Omni Mic Capsule
DPA-MMC4006
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Cardioid Mic Capsule
DPA-MMC4011
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Wide Cardioid Mic Capsule
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Supercardioid Mic Capsule
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4041-SP  Stereo Kit
DPA-3532-SP
d:dicate™ 3532-SP Large Diaphragm Stereo Kit w. 4041-SP
Five year warrantyThe 3532-SP is a complete state-of-the-art A-B Stereo Kit with two 4041-SP microphones, carefully matched within ±0,5 dB on both frequency response and sensitivity in the microphone’s entire frequency bandwidth.
It is the ultimate choice for the demanding engineer and audio purist who emphasizes clarity, openness, precision, low self-noise and high sensitivity.
The kit is designed for a broad range of uses, mainly as main pair for classical, jazz and folk genres, grand pianos, guitars, overheads or close-miking drums, choirs, strings, wind instruments and much more. You get a bright and transparent sound quality with lots of headroom. With its soft boost, which is present on-axis, and gradually goes towards linearity off-axis, the 4041-SP omni microphone can be angled to use as a natural equalizer.
What's in the box
2 x 4041-SP Large Diaphragm Microphone, P48, factory-matched
2 x DUA0021 Foam Windscreeen
1 x UA0836 Stereo Boom with Holders
1 x DYS0917 Thread Adapter for Stereo Boom
2 x UA0961 Microphone Holder
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