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DPA 4018A Supercardioid Microphone

code: 4018A
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DPA 4018A Supercardioid Microphone

d:dicateâ„¢ 4018A Supercardioid Microphone

4018A Supercardioid Microphone

• Highly directional Supercardioid 

• Uniform, frequency independent directionality

• Low noise and high sensitivity for distant positioning

• Excellent for spot miking orchestra sections or singers

The 4018A is a highly directional, first-class supercardioid microphone and is a part of the modular DPA d:dicate Recording Microphones series.

With its remarkably well controlled supercardioid shape and uniform off-axis frequency response, the 4018A offers high separation without odd off-axis frequency peaks and dips. 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 the 4018A making it much more isolated.


Designed for a broad range of music recording and broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications, such as booming, dialogue, interview and table or spot-recording use, the 4018A also offers superb expandability through modular accessories. The 4018A is ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations.

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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° /p>

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