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DPA 4018V-B-B01


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d:facto 4018V Softboost Supercardioid Mic, Wired DPA Handle, Black

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.
  • Durable modular construction
  • High gain-to-feedback
  • Uniform supercardioid directionality
  • Excellent off-axis rejection
  • Extreme SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling
  • Low handling noise
  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid
    Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
    Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
    Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Effective frequency range ±2 dB, at 12 cm (4.7 in): 40 Hz - 16 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz
    Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz:
    5 mV/Pa; -46 dB re. 1 V/Pa
    2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa with Adapter for wireless
    Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 19 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 21 dB(A))
    Distortion, THD < 1%: 136 dB SPL RMS, 139 dB SPL peak
    Dynamic range Typ.: 120 dB
    Max. SPL, THD 10%: 160 dB SPL peak
    Rated output impedance: 100 ?
    Minimum load impedance: 1 k?
    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): P48 (Phantom Power)
    Current consumption: Max 2.0 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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