Reference standard cardioid condenser microphone
When used to spot-mike larger orchestras, these mics are hard to beat. Capable of handling high SPLs without distortion, the d:dicate 4011C Cardioid Microphone, Compact is perfectly tailored for close-miking applications; minimizing bleed from other instruments. In film and TV studios, they are excellent for off-camera voice recording or Foley work. For live on-camera recordings, their matte black finish gives them a classic yet inconspicuous appearance, while for sound reinforcement in concert halls, theatres and houses of worship, they provide clean, natural sound while reducing the noticeable effect of lighting reflection.
The microphone capsule
The principal appeal of the MMC4011 Cardioid Microphone Capsule is its directional quality and attention to detail. This mic makes everything sounds like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources.
It 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.
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.
A truly flexible range
The 4011C Cardioid Microphone, Compact is part of the flexible d:dicate Microphone Series. The MMC4011 Cardioid Microphone Capsule coupled with the MMP-C Compact Preamplifier is excellent for compact and precise close-miking of the majority of instruments. When you match the MMC4011 Cardioid Microphone Capsule with the MMP-A Preamplifier it results in the worldwide reference standard for extreme sound level handling.
Close-mikingGreat for high sound levelsAccurate soundColorless soundModular flexibility
Directional characteristics: Cardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 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, A-weighted: Typ. 25 dB
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: 151 dB
Output impedance: 100
Minimum load impedance: 2 k
Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 50 dB
Power supply: 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: 2.8 mA
Pin 1: shieldPin 2: signal + phasePin 3: - phase
Color: Matte black
Weight: 58 g (2 oz)
Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length: 64 mm (2.5 in)
Output voltage, RMS: 4.5 V
Polarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 to 45°C (-40 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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