d:dicate™

4015A WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE

Product Details

MSRP $1,799.95 excl. local VAT
Product ID 4015A
Our wide cardioid microphones are capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs. The d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to prevent overloading of the mic amplifier.

If you are already a d:dicate™ 4011 Series devotee, you will discover an exciting alternative in our wide cardioid microphones. It differs in its polar pattern and is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a more directional microphone.
 

The microphone capsule

The off-axis characteristics of the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule 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 or other ensembles sometimes requires 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 often 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.
 

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™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

The MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule coupled with the MMP-A Preamplifier suits acoustic instruments and voices with rich and open sound. For another option, match the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule with the MMP-C Compact Preamplifier for 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.

The d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone is also available as matched stereo pair (ST4015A).

Features

The product offers the following features
Low profile – wide pickup area
Natural reproduction
Directional ambience pickup
Exceptional for vocal
Modular flexibility

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

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MMC4015 WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE CAPSULE (MMC4015)
 
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MMP-A MICROPHONE PREAMP (MMP-A)
 
accessories
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CLIP FOR d:dicate™ (UA0639)
 
accessories
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FOAM WINDSCREEN FOR d:dicate™ Ø19 MM, LENGTH 56 MM (2.2 IN) (DUA0020)
 

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Specifications

d:dicate™ Recording Microphones 4015A WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE

Directional pattern
Wide cardioid
Principle of operation
Pressure gradient
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)
40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz
10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 25 dB (correct with the attenuator in 0 dB or -20 dB setting)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)
Typ. 76 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
< 1% up to 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
159 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 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
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)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
> 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°


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