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FA4018VL LINEAR VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH DPA HANDLE FOR WIRED, SUPERCARDIOID

Product Details

MSRP $979.95 excl. local VAT
Product ID FA4018VLDPA
This extremely linear version of the d:facto™ Vocal Microphone is engineered specifically for audio engineers who prefer setting their own unique impression on the final sound. 

Just like the d:facto™ Vocal Microphone, which has a high-end boost, it captures electrifying performances and accurately replicates a singer's voice transparently, consistently and thrillingly. The only difference is the removal of the high-end boost. The mic is optimized for use in sound reinforcement as well as recording applications. It offers natural sound, high separation from nearby sound sources and SPL handling up to 160 dB.

The phantom-powered DPA handle has a sleek look and state-of-the-art electronic design.

And, if you decide to go wireless, you can just switch to an adapter for wireless at a quarter of the cost of a new microphone. The modular nature of the d:facto™ series allows you to switch both the capsule as well as the adapter.

The d:facto™ Supercardioid Capsule features an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern. It is specifically designed to enhance the human vocal range. It uses directional characteristic from the best of two worlds – both cardioid and supercardioid patterns. The supercardioid front lobe ensures complete focus on the sound source, while the back lobe, which is smaller than on a normal supercardioid, ensures there is minimum bleed. The capsule’s directional pattern and definition gives high separation and true sound clarity onstage making it ideal for PA amplification and recording. Frequency response and phase, both on- and off-axis, are linear. 

The mic also features a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone that removes unwanted noise.

Although this version of the d:facto™ Vocal Microphone comes with a d:facto™ Handle for a wired solution, the d:facto™ Vocal Microphone is also the perfect choice to use with your favorite wireless system. If you decide to go wireless, you can just switch to an adapter for wireless at a quarter of the cost of a new microphone. The modular nature of the d:facto™ series allows you to switch both the capsule as well as the adapter.
 

Flexible adapter system

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. You are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a whole new microphone. And when you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

The d:facto™ series  of handheld microphones work with leading wireless mic solutions, such as Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Lectrosonics and Line6. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come.

See all our d:facto™ Adapters for wireless and find an adapter that fits your wireless system.
 

Features

The product offers the following features
Extreme linearity
Extraordinarily natural sound
Perfectly uniform supercardioid directionality
High separation
Extreme SPL handling: 160 dB
Low handling noise
Sleek design
Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

d:facto™ handheld microphones
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MMC2006V TWIN DIAPHRAGM OMNIDIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE CAPSULE FOR INTERVIEW
 
accessories
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d:facto™ HANDLE FOR WIRED (XLR) (FAADPA2B)
 
accessories
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CLIP FOR d:facto™ (DUA0715)
 

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Specifications

d:facto™ Handheld Microphones FA4018VL LINEAR VOCAL MICROPHONE WITH DPA HANDLE FOR WIRED, SUPERCARDIOID

Directional pattern
Supercardioid
Principle of operation
Pressure gradient
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 80 Hz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 12 cm (4.7 in)
100 Hz - 16 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz
5 mV/Pa; -46 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
Typ. 19 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 21 dB(A))
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)
Typ. 75 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
< 1% up to 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 120 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
160 dB
Output impedance
100 Ω
Minimum load impedance
1 kΩ
Cable drive capability
100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle
Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)
> 50 dB at 1 kHz
Power supply (for full performance)
48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption
Max. 2 mA
Connector
XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
Color
Matte black
Weight
309 g (10.9 oz)
Microphone diameter
52 mm (2.05 in)
Capsule diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length
205 mm (8.1 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
8 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%


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