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DPA 4012 Cardioid 130v – No Longer Available

High voltage condenser mic
MFR# 4012

Product Description

The Cardioid Microphone Type 4012 is a hi-voltage (130 V) condenser microphone with a linear frequency response from 40Hz to 20kHz (±2dB) and an incredible SPL handling capability of 168dB SPL peak before clipping occurs.  Type 4012 is acoustically identical with the popular Type 4011, but differs in the powering method which enables the 4012 to handle these extreme sound pressure levels.  The off-axis characteristics of the 4012 Cardioid Microphone are totally linear, a unique quality which has taken a lot of attention to obtain.  So any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, though attenuated according to the true first order cardioid pick-up pattern.

Specifications:

  • Directional characteristics: Cardioid 
  • Frequency range: On-axis: 40Hz - 20kHz ±2dB 
  • Sensitivity: Nominally 9mV/Pa; -41dB re. 1V/Pa unloaded (at 1kHz) 
  • Equivalent noise level A-weighted: Typ. 19dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20dB(A)) 
  • Equivalent noise leve l CCIR 468-1: Typ. 25dB 
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 168dB SPL peak 
  • Total harmonic distortion: 110dB SPL peak (<0.5% THD) 
  • Cable drive capability: With HMA4000: Up to 300m (984ft) 
  • Phase response: Phase matching between any two microphones: ±15° (100Hz to 20kHz) 
  • Cartridge lower limiting frequency (-3db): Proximity influenced 
  • Output impedance: <75 Ohm 
  • Weight: 165g (5.82oz) 
  • Microphone length: 175mm (6.89in) 
  • Microphone diameter: 19mm (0.75in)

Product Specifications

Condition New
Length 175 mm
Unit Weight 0.36 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Frequency Range 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity -38 dBV/Pa (12.6 mV)
Max. SPL 168 dB

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