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d:dicate™ 4006A Omni Microphone

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  • Neutrality
  • Versatility
  • Precision
  • Recording standard
     

Timeless transparency

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.

Five year warranty

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.

Also available as matched stereo pair and surround kit

The ST4006A stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the stereo matching is free of charge.

Specifications for d:dicate™ 4006A Omni Microphone

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 kΩ
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°

Diagrams for d:dicate™ 4006A Omni Microphone

On-axis and diffuse-field responses of DPA 4006A with the pre-mounted, silver Near-field Grid DD0251 fittedOn-axis and diffuse-field responses of DPA 4006A with the pre-mounted, silver Near-field Grid DD0251 fitted
On-axis and diffuse-field responses of DPA 4006A with the black Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 fittedOn-axis and diffuse-field responses of DPA 4006A with the black Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 fitted
On-axis response of DPA 4006A with the silver trapezoid Close-miking Grid DD0254On-axis response of DPA 4006A with the silver trapezoid Close-miking Grid DD0254
Diffuse-field response of DPA 4006A with Nose Cone UA0777 fitted.Diffuse-field response of DPA 4006A with Nose Cone UA0777 fitted.
Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A with the pre-mounted, silver Free-field Grid DD0251 fitted (normalized)Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A with the pre-mounted, silver Free-field Grid DD0251 fitted (normalized)
Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A fitted with the black Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 (normalized)Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A fitted with the black Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 (normalized)
Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A with the silver trapezoid Close-miking Grid DD0254Directional characteristics of DPA 4006A with the silver trapezoid Close-miking Grid DD0254
On-axis phase response of DPA 4006A plotted using a linear frequency axis for evaluation of the phase responseOn-axis phase response of DPA 4006A plotted using a linear frequency axis for evaluation of the phase response

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Accessories included

UA0896 Windscreen

The UA0896 is designed for microphones with Ø19 mm (0.75 in) housings. It is well suited for outdoor applications and for speech and singing at close distances.

UA0639 Microphone Clip

The UA0639 is of a traditional design, but with additional modifications, that ensure a tighter and firmer grip on the microphone, while still enabling it to be secured and removed repeatedly with ease.

DD0254 Close-miking Grid, Trapezoid, Silver

DD0254 is a grid for close-miking applications, which gives a soft reproduction of the high frequencies.

DD0251 Free-field Grid, Silver

The DD0251 is a Free-field Grid ideally suited for making all types of near-field recordings.

Accessories available

UA0777 Nose Cone

The Nose Cone UA0777 is specially designed for use with 4003 and 4006.

UA0897 Shock Mount

The UA0897 Shock Mount is designed for use in environments where vibration levels are unusually high.

UA0961 Microphone Holder

The UA0961 Microphone Holder is of a unique design, which ensures, that the microphone is held securely at all times.

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