DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone

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DPA 4006A
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DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone

DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone

DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone Details
The versatile DPA 4006A is without doubt the most popular mic in our standard range and has rightly earned its status as a worldwide recording standard. This highly sought after omni has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation, and by picking up incredible detail and depth of sound. The definition of its high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is undeniably impressive for the vast majority of miking applications.

Renaissance microphone
With the 4006A, engineers, broadcasters and musicians alike can achieve extremely clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications. Ideal for A-B stereo pairs for symphonic concert hall recordings, the 4006A also excels on vocals and for close-miking instruments like grand piano, guitar, double bass and percussion.

Several tools in one
A selection of acoustic modification accessories, including nose cone and interchangeable protection grids, allows the 4006A to be acoustically transformed into different microphone versions, making it the most multifaceted mic in your collection and a tremendous value. By simply changing a grid, it is possible to gain several unique frequency responses and directional characteristics from a single mic. Furthermore, these grids and elements will not produce any phase shift, noise or distortion that would otherwise be introduced by an electrical filter.

DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone Features
  • Neutrality
  • Versatility
  • Precision
  • Recording standard

DPA 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone Specifications

  • Directional characteristics:  Omnidirectional
  • Principle of operation:  Pressure
  • Cartridge type:  Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range:  10 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ± 2 dB:  10 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 250 Hz:  40 mV/Pa; -28 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted:  Typ. 15 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 17 dB(A))
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4:  Typ. 27 dB (max. 29 dB)
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL):  Typ. 79 dB(A)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):  < 1 % up to 139 dB SPL peak
  • Minimum load impedance:  2 kohm
  • Dynamic range:  Typ. 124 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping:  147 dB
  • Switchable attenuator:  0 dB / -20 dB
  • Output impedance:  < 200 ohm
  • 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:  163 g (5.7 oz)
  • Diameter:  16 to 19 mm (0.63 to 0.75 in)
  • Capsule diameter:  16 mm (0.63 in)
  • 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 50 °C (-40 °F to 122 °F)
  • Relative Humidity (RH):  Up to 90 %
  • Classification:  Conforms to IEC 61672 Class I (with Near-field Grid DD0251)
  • Matching tolerance:  ± 0.5 dB
  • Phase deviation for kit:  < 5°

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  • 5
    Natural and detailed representation

    Posted by Stuart Martin on Apr 10th 2013

    Alan Moon set me up with a matched trio for Decca Tree or A/B spaced pair uses. These mics capture a soundstage that is clear and detailed with a great deal of depth that is not available from dual-diaphragm omni's.