d:dicate 4015A Stereo Pair with Clips and Windscreens in Peli Case
Our wide cardioid microphones are capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels before clipping occurs. The d:dicate 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to prevent overloading of the mic amplifier.
The foam design in the heavy-duty transportation box allows for fast and easy exchange of the microphone/accessory inlays.
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 MMC 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 single microphone.
Low profile - wide pickup areaNatural reproductionDirectional ambience pickupCarefully matched within ±1 dBPeli Case transportation and protectionModular flexibility
Directional pattern: Wide cardioidPrinciple of operation: Pressure gradientCartridge type: Pre-polarized condenserFrequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHzFrequency range, ± 2 dB, at 60 cm: 40 Hz - 20 kHzSensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/PaEquivalent 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 peakDynamic range: Typ. 121 dBMax. SPL, peak before clipping: 159 dBSwitchable attenuator: 0 dB / -20 dBOutput impedance: < 200 ohmMinimum load impedance: 2 kohmCable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active DriveCommon Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 60 dBPower supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)Current consumption: 2.8 mAConnector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phaseColor: Matte blackWeight: 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 VPolarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressureTemperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90%Matching tolerance: ± 1 dBPhase deviation for kit: < 10°
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