Our d:dicate 4015A wide cardioid microphones are capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs.
If you are already a d:dicate? 4011 Series devotee, you will discover an exciting alternative in our wide cardioid microphones. It differs in its polar pattern and is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a more directional microphone.
The microphone capsule
The off-axis characteristics of the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated.
Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn't quite open enough. Recording orchestras or other ensembles sometimes requires a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise localization. When recording instruments with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice. This is the often ideal mic for recording grand piano, guitar, marimba, and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.
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? 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate? or d:facto? Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.
The MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule coupled with the MMP-A Preamplifier suits acoustic instruments and voices with rich and open sound. For another option, match the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule with the MMP-C Compact Preamplifier for an excellent spot mic as a fill-in between an omni and a cardioid. The compact version is easier to position than other cardioid microphones.
The d:dicate? 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone is also available as a stereo pair (ST4015A).
Low profile - wide pickup area
Directional ambience pickup
Exceptional for vocal
Directional characteristics: Wide cardioid Principle of operation: Pressure gradient Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 40 Hz to 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) 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 Minimum load impedance: 2 kohm Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dB Filters: 0 dB / -20 dB Output impedance: < 200 ohm 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
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) 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°