DPA 4018 C Shotgun Microphone, Supercardioid compact

DPA 4018 C Shotgun Microphone, Supercardioid compact
Pre Order EAN: 5713055005511

Price: 1.380,00€ + VAT
Price (VAT included): 1.683,60€

Model: [DPA4018C]
Manutacturer: DPA

Contact us:

Rated 4.86/5 (7 Votes)

With a length of only 6.4 cm (2.5 in), the DPA d:dicate™ 4018C Supercardioid Microphone, Compact has a highly-directional supercardioid pickup pattern with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response. This mic is part of the flexible d:dicate™ Microphones Series.

This condenser microphone is designed for a broad range of music recording and broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications. It can be used for booming, dialogue, interview and table or spot-recording use. The mic also offers superb expandability through modular accessories. It is ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations.

The microphone capsule

The supercardioid shape is frequency independent, securing an identical sound color around the microphone. The usual rear lobe heard on most supercardioids is minimized on this capsule. This makes it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.
A truly flexible range

This mic is part of the flexible d:dicate™ Microphone Series. At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d:dicate™ 4018C Supercardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

The product offers the following features
Low noise and high sensitivity
Highly directional for high isolation
Most controlled supercardioid shape
Uniform, frequency independent directionality
Very sleek and compact boom, table or spot mic
Modular flexibility


Directional pattern: Supercardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in)40 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity: nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level: A-weightedTyp. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level: ITU-R BS.468-4Typ. 23 dB
S/N ratio (A-weighted): 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: 150 dB
Output impedance: 100 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): > 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: Matte black
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)
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%
Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity): ±1 dB
Phase deviation for kit: < 10°

For more information, please visit this products webpage.