DPA 2011C - Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, Compact
The DPA d:dicate 2011c is a twin diaphragm, compact, cardioid condenser microphone. Sharing much of the same technology and design ethos from the 4000 series, DPA’s flagship condenser mic line, the 2011c offers similar performance at an affordable price.
The capsule design contains two, opposite facing diaphragms, which are rebuilt into a single capsule. This means the mic has the advantages of a small capsule, with a fast impulse response and a large frequency bandwidth, but has lower inherent noise thanks to its larger overall diaphragm surface area. The 2011C contains an MMP-C pre-amplifier that subtly adds a little more “body” to the low end, and its compact size makes the mic much easier to position.
The 2011 offers linear response at off axis positions, meaning a better gain to feedback ratio and making stage separation and mic level easier to control. The mic is also of a modular design, meaning it’s easy to swap out the capsule to change the pick-up pattern.
DPA 2011C Features
- All-round workhorse – blends clarity, richness and dynamics
- Twin-Diaphragm-Capsule and interference tube technologies
- Superb stage separation and level control
- Modular flexibility
DPA 2011C SpecificationsDirectional pattern: CardioidPrinciple of operation: Pressure gradient, with interference tubeCartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm CapsuleFrequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHzFrequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 50 Hz to 17 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHzSensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/PaEquivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 20 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 23 dB(A))Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 33 dB (max. 36 dB)S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 74 dB(A)Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 1 kHz: < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peakDynamic range: Typ. 117 dBMax. SPL, peak before clipping: 146 dBMinimum load impedance: 2 kohmOutput impedance: < 200 ohmCable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active DriveCommon Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 50 dBPower supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)Current consumption: 2.8 mAConnector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phaseColor: Matte blackMicrophone weight: 64 g (2.3 oz)Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)Microphone length: 92 mm (3.6 in)Output voltage, RMS: > 4 VPolarity: +V at Pin 2 for positive sound pressureTemperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90%
- Additional Information
Manufacturer DPA Microphones SKU SDPA2011C# Model 2011C GTIN NA Single or Pair No