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DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair

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DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair

  • DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair

DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair

The DPA d:dicate ST4015A Stereo Pair is wide cardioid pick-up condenser mic set that delivers the same clear, neutral and honest sound as the DPA 4011A, but is designed to combine the features of both an omni-directional and cardioid mic to widen the traditional cardioid pick-up pattern. When paired. the 4015A offers the same kind of performance as a cardioid mic pair but with a much wider field of view, yet without the rear pick up of an omni-directional mic set. 

When close miking certain dynamic instruments that produce varying tones from different positions, a cardioid mic can sometimes be too focused to pick up every element. A wide cardioid (hemispheric) mic expands the capsules field of view to encompass a wider pick up angle, but retains the rear rejection and sound separation that omni capsules lack.  

 Even though the standard tolerances on DPA Reference Standards are extremely low, a stereo match is even closer. The specially selected DPA 4015A microphones in the DPA ST4015A are matched within ±1 dB on both frequency response and sensitivity. 

The mic has a linear neutral off axis response and any spill is subtly attenuated and is capable of handling high SPL of up to 159dB without distortion; perfect for use on drum kits and brass.

DPA ST4015A Features

  • Wide pick-up area and natural sound
  • Ambience pickup with some directionality
  • Carefully matched within ±1 dB
  • PeliTM Case transportation and protection

DPA ST4015A Specifications

  • Directional pattern: Wide cardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 60 cm: 40 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
  • 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
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dB
  • Switchable attenuator: 0 dB / -20 dB
  • Output impedance: < 200 ohm
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm
  • 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: > 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%
  • Matching tolerance: ± 1 dB
  • Phase deviation for kit: < 10°
Manufacturer DPA Microphones
SKU SDPAST4015A
Model DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair
GTIN No
DPA Microphones
DPA Microphones
DPA ST4015A - Stereo Wide Cardioid Microphone Pair
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