DPA ST4011A Stereo Pair with 4011A Cardioids  From DPA (B&K)

Looking for the detail, honesty, and naturality of a high-performance Omni? The 4011A delivers on this performance but with the isolation and control of a Cardioid microphone! 

DPA Microphones (Bruel & Kjaer)

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DPA 4011A vs. 2011A SDC Mic Quick n' Dirty Shootout

DPA Microphones A/S is a leading manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film, houses of worship, teleconference and sound reinforcement environments. In this Quick n' Dirty Shootout, SoundPure Pro Audio Expert, Nick Prather, compares the 4011A SDC and the 2011A SDC Microphones on Acoustic Guitar. Both of these mics are available for SoudPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your studio, shoot us an email to ProAudio@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from DPA (B&K)

Improving upon a classic

The DPA 4011A cardioid condenser microphone is an upgraded version of our classic 4011, renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic. State-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.
 

Pure linear cardioid

The principal appeal of the 4011A is its directional quality and attention to detail: everything sounds like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources when used as a spot mic on literally any style of live music, from rock ‘n’ roll to opera. The 4011A is equally suitable for close-up work on acoustic guitar, grand piano, overheads, percussion, wind instruments and vocals as it is for spot-miking symphonies. It can handle incredibly high sound levels and even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone.
 

Perfectly natural

A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a totally faithful reproduction of the original sound. The off-axis response is similarly smooth so that any leakage is an accurate reflection of the original, though attenuated according to the true first-order cardioid pickup pattern. The sensation of “being there” will always be more intense with the DPA 4011A than with any other cardioid. Chosen for its qualities as an all-around performer, the 4011A is a great, clean-sounding colorless mic. The variety of applications is as wide as the imagination of the user.
 
The ST4011A stereo pair is supplied in a specially designed PeliTM Case, the stereo matching is free of charge.
DPA Microphones (Bruel & Kjaer)

About Manufacturer

DPA Microphones A/S is a leading manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film, houses of worship, teleconference and sound reinforcement environments.

Specifications

Directional pattern: Cardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 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: 0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance: < 200 ohm
Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm
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: 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)
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: ± 1 dB
Phase deviation for kit: < 10°