DPA d:dicate™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Mic
DPA d:dicate™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Mic
DPA d:dicate™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Mic

DPA d:dicate™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Mic

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Ideal for unobtrusive or distant miking applications such as desktop or hanging use, the d:dicate™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Microphone is an ultra-compact supercardioid microphone. This mic is part of the flexible d:dicate™ Microphones Series.
With a length of only 35 mm (1.38 in), the low-key appearance of the mic is as unique as its highly-directional supercardioid pickup pattern with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response.

The d:dicate™ 4018E Supercardioid Microphone features an integrated cable solution with either side (4018ES) or rear (4018ER) cable entry. It is designed for a broad range of music recording and broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications. It can be used for booming, dialogue, interview and table or spot-recording use. The mic also offers superb expandability through modular accessories. It is ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations when used with the SM4000-C Suspension Mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4018E to be hung from the ceiling and create precision spot miking of orchestra sections or ambience atmosphere.
The microphone capsule

The supercardioid shape is frequency independent, securing an identical sound color around the microphone. The usual rear lobe heard on most supercardioids is minimized on this capsule. This makes it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.
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™ 4018ER/ES Supercardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

Order numbers: 4018ER, 4018ES.


The product offers the following features
Low noise and high sensitivity
Highly directional for high isolation
Most controlled supercardioid shape
Uniform, frequency independent directionality
Elegant, low-key table or hanging mic
Modular flexibility

d:dicate™ Recording Microphones 4018ER/ES SUPERCARDIOID MICROPHONE

Directional patternSupercardioid
Principle of operationPressure gradient
Cartridge typePre-polarized condenser
Frequency range20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in)40 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4Typ. 23 dB
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)Typ. 78 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)< 1% up to 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic rangeTyp. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping142 dB
Output impedance100 Ω
Minimum load impedance2 kΩ
Cable drive capability100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principleImpedance balancing
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 40 dB
Power supply (for full performance)48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption3.5 mA
ConnectorXLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
ColorMatte black
Weight109 g (3.8 oz)
Microphone diameter19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length35 mm (1.38 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS2.2 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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