DPA 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone

£1,470.00 1,225.00 ex. VAT)
Product Code: 4015A
Stock Status: Sold Out
Product Code: 4015A
Stock Status: Sold Out
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Totally linear off-axis characteristics

This mic is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a directional microphone.

The off-axis characteristics of this mic are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated.

Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. Recording orchestras, and other ensembles, sometimes require a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise localization. When recording instruments with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice. This is the ideal mic for recording grand piano, guitar, marimba and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.

Combine it with the preamp of your choice

As with all of our modular pencil microphones, you can combine the 4015 Wide Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of our preamps.

The MMP-A Mic Preamp is an ultra-transparent, transformerless preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing. The MMP-C Compact Mic Preamp is an ultra-compact preamplifier with active drive for impedance balancing. It has a slightly softer character than the other preamps for DPA's pencil microphones.

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.

4015A Wide Cardioid Mic

This mic suits acoustic instruments and voices with rich and open sound. It is capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs. The 4015A Wide Cardioid Mic even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to prevent overloading of the mic amplifier.

The 4015A Wide Cardioid Mic is also available as a matched stereo pair.

4015C Compact Wide Cardioid Mic

This is an excellent spot mic as a fill-in between an omni and a cardioid. The compact version is easier to position than other cardioid microphones. Visually discreet, the 4015C Compact Wide Cardioid Mic represents an indispensably low-profile solution for audio engineers and set designers alike. Tremendously precise and natural sounding, these mics will certainly exceed expectations when used on choirs, percussion setups, grand pianos, wind instruments and much more.

  • Type:
  • Polar Pattern:
    Wide cardioid
  • Principle of operation:
    Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type:
    Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency response:
    20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in):
    40 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal:
    10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level:
    Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%:
    136 dB SPL RMS, 139 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range:
    Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%:
    159 dB SPL peak
  • Switchable attenuator, filters etc.:
    0 dB / -20 dB
  • Rated 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):
    P48 (Phantom power)
  • Current consumption:
    2.8 mA
  • Connector:
    XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • Color:
    Matte black
  • 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 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°
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