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DPA d:dicate 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone

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DPA 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone

  • DPA 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone

DPA d:dicate 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone

The DPA d:dicate 4018A is a super-cardioid shotgun condenser microphone from the DPA Reference line intended for broadcast, video production and location sound scenarios.

Sporting a lobe shaped super-cardioid polar pick up pattern, the mic has high rejection ambient sound sources to the rear and side of the mic capsule and superb off axis response. Meaning high separation without off axis frequency boosts and dips. Suited for broadcast, ENG, video production and studio purposes, the mic is great for booming, long distance dialogue pick up, foley, interview and spot recording.

DPA 4018A Features

• Highly directional Supercardioid 
• Uniform, frequency independent directionality
• Low noise and high sensitivity for distant positioning
• Excellent for spot miking orchestra sections or singers

DPA 4018A Specifications

  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 40 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB)
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: - S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 78 dB(A)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 157 dB
  • Switchable attenuator, filters etc.: 0 dB / -20 dB
  • Output impedance: 200 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): > 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 (5.6 oz)
  • Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Microphone length: 170 mm (6.7 in)
  • Output voltage, RMS: 7 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%
  • Matching tolerance: ± 1 dB
  • Phase deviation for kit: < 10°
Manufacturer DPA Microphones
SKU SDPA4018
Model DPA d:dicate 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone
GTIN N/A
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DPA d:dicate 4018A - Shotgun Hypercardioid Microphone
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