d:facto™ 4018 Vocal Microphone

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      Excellent sonic reproduction

      • Durable modular construction 
      • High gain-to-feedback 
      • Uniform supercardioid directionality 
      • Excellent off-axis rejection 
      • Extreme SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling 
      • Low handling noise 

      Engineered especially for vocal performances onstage, the d:facto™ holds a supercardioid capsule that is designed to reproduce every nuance of the human voice transparently, consistently and thrillingly. 

      Handheld condenser mic optimized for live performance 

      d:facto™ Vocal Microphones are the ultimate stage mics – no matter if the performance is taking place in a cozy club or the largest concert hall. 

      Like traditional supercardioid mics, the d:facto™ Series enjoys high side- and rear rejection with a minimum of 9 dB attenuation to the sides. Yet it is not bound by the less desirable aspects of the supercardioid like the uncontrolled and nonlinear rear lobes, which can create feedback from stage wedges, because there is a sudden high frequency peak at the backside of the mic. 

      The d:facto™ Series has a wider acceptance angle at the front of the mic than most supercardioids. The acceptance angle is identical to a first-order cardioid at ±60 degrees off-center, resulting in the same work field as a cardioid — just with extremely high and uniform side and rear damping. 


      Linear or with a high-end boost? 

      There are two versions available. The d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone (4018VL) is extremely linear. It was engineered specifically for audio engineers who prefer setting their own unique impression on the final sound. The d:facto™ Vocal Microphone (4018V) is linear but with a high-end boost (3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz). The 4018V is often chosen because it ‘cuts through’ on a broadcasting set, where the content typically ends up transmitted to built-in television speakers with limited audio quality. Both versions of the offer natural sound, high separation from nearby sound sources and SPL handling up to 160 dB. 

      Besides the linearity / boost, these mics are identical. Both feature an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern. This directional characteristic offers the best of two worlds – from cardioid and supercardioid patterns. These handheld condenser mics can handle loud vocals with three-step pop-protection grid and best-in-class low handling noise. They also offer excellent sonic reproduction with all the detail and balanced linear phase and frequency response users have grown to trust from DPA Microphones.

      Wired or wireless? - you choose

      You can use the d:facto™ Vocal Microphone with a sleek, state-of-the-art d:facto™ Handle for a wired solution or choose to use a d:facto™ Capsule  together 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. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

      The d:facto™ Series of handheld condenser microphones works 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.

      If you prefer to run via a wired system, all of our mics are available with a state-of-the-art d:facto™ Handle, ending with an XLR adapter.

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      Linear or with a high-end boost? Both options have a 160 dB Max SPL before clipping and 120 dB worth of dynamic range.
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      Optional accessories


      Handle for d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

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

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      SE2-ew Adapter for d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

      Allows for seamless integration with Sennheiser 2000/9000/6000/D1/Evolution wireless systems.

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      SE5 Adapter for d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

      Allows for seamless integration with Sennheiser 5200.

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      SL1 Adapter for d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

      Allows for seamless integration to Shure, Sony, Lectrosonics and Line6 wireless systems.

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      WI2 Adapter for d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

      Allows for seamless integration with Wisycom wireless systems

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      Microphone Grid for Vocal Microphone

      The modular nature of the 4018 Vocal Microphone allows you to switch both the capsule as well as the adapter.
      The Grid is available in three colors; black, nickel and gold.

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      Foam Windscreen for Vocal Microphone

      The windscreen provides excellent protection against wind and pop noises without attenuating the higher frequencies beyond the tolerance field of the microphone's frequency response.

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      How to mic vocals with handheld mics on stage

      From a professional singer’s point of view, the sound color and general response of the microphone should be as true as possible to the sound of the performer’s tone. The human voice is a pristine instrument that should not be changed by the microphone's fingerprint.
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