4011C Compact Cardioid Mic
This mic is the worldwide reference standard for extreme sound level handling. Designed to be hidden from view, the diminutive design and high performance of the 4011C Compact Cardioid Mic makes it the outstanding choice for unobtrusively miking all types of television, film, theatre, concert and studio performances.
The MMP-C Compact Microphone Preamp is an ultra-compact preamp with active drive for impedance balancing. It has a slightly softer character than the other preamps for our pencil microphones.
- 1x DPA 4011C Cardioid Mic
- 1x Foam Windscreen
- 1x Clip
Make it sound like the original
The principal appeal of the 4011 Cardioid Mic is its directional quality and attention to detail. This mic makes everything sound like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources. It 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 pressure levels (SPLs).
In film and TV studios, they are excellent for off-camera voice recording or Foley work. For live on-camera recordings, their matte black finish gives them a classic yet inconspicuous appearance, while for sound reinforcement in concert halls, theatres and houses of worship, they provide clean, natural sound while reducing the noticeable effect of lighting reflection.
- Ultra-compact spot or hanging mic
- Great for high sound pressure levels
- Accurate sound
- Colorless sound
- Modular flexibility
A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a 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.
Combine it with the preamp of your choice
Other preamps include the very small form factor types MMP-E Modular Active Cable (XLR output) and MMP-G Modular Active Cable (MicroDot output), allowing for very slim set-ups. The MMP-G even allows you to match a larger microphone directly to a wireless transmitter.
|Principle of operation:||Pressure gradient|
|Cartridge type:||Pre-polarized condenser|
|Frequency response:||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Dynamic range:||Typ. 121 dB|
|Preamp:||MMP-C - Compact Preamp|
|Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in):||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|
|Distortion, THD < 1%:||136 dB SPL RMS, 139 dB SPL peak|
|Max. SPL, THD 10%:||152 dB SPL peak|
|Minimum load impedance:||2 kΩ|
|Rated output impedance:||100 Ω|
|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):||P48 (Phantom Power)|
|Current consumption:||2.8 mA|
|Maximum output voltage, RMS:||> 4 V|
|Polarity:||+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure|
|Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity):||±1 dB|
|Phase deviation for kit:||< 10°|
|Weight:||58 g (2 oz)|
|Microphone diameter:||19 mm (0.75 in)|
|Capsule diameter:||19 mm (0.75 in)|
|Microphone length:||64 mm (2.5 in)|
|Temperature range:||-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)|
|Relative humidity (RH):||Up to 90%|