DPA Microphones 4018ES
d:dictate™ 4018E Supercardioid Microphone with Side Active Cable

OUR PART #  4018es-Dpa


The DPA Microphones d:dicate™ 4018ES is an ultra-compact supercardioid microphone with side active cable that's ideal for a broad range of unotrusive or long-distance broadcast/ENG/film miking applications - such as capturing dialogue, interviews, and table or podium use. It's also great for use as a spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations with the SM4000-C suspension mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4018ES to be hung from the ceiling and create precision spot miking of orchestra sections or ambience atmosphere.

With a length of only 3.5 cm, the low-key appearance is as unique as the highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern, with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response. The supercardioid shape is frequency independent, securing an identical sound color around the microphone. The usual rear lobe heard on most supercardioids is minimized on the 4018ES making it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.

The modular 4018 capsule offers superb flexibility through modular accessories. At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 4018ES microphone into a different configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.

DPA Microphones 4018ES Includes:

  • Foam windscreen
  • Suspension mount

DPA Microphones 4018ES Features:

  • Ultra-compact table or hanging mic
  • Well-controlled supercardioid polar pattern
  • Highly directional
  • Low-key appearance

DPA Microphones 4018ES Specifications:

  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 40 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted:  Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB)
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: 
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL):  Typ. 78 dB(A)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):  < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 142 dB
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 kOhm
  • Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 40 dB
  • Power supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
  • Current consumption: 3.5 mA
  • Connector:  XLR-3M
    • Pin 1: shield
    • Pin 2: signal + phase
    • Pin 3: - phase
  • Color: Matte black
  • Weight: 109 g (3.8 oz)
  • Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Microphone length: 35 mm (1.38 in)
  • Output voltage, RMS: 2.2 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°

DPA Microphones 4018ES
d:dictate™ 4018E Supercardioid Microphone with Side Active Cable

OUR PART #  4018es-Dpa

Product Information:

The DPA Microphones d:dicate™ 4018ES is an ultra-compact supercardioid microphone with side active cable that's ideal for a broad range of unotrusive or long-distance broadcast/ENG/film miking applications - such as capturing dialogue, interviews, and table or podium use. It's also great for use as a spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations with the SM4000-C suspension mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4018ES to be hung from the ceiling and create precision spot miking of orchestra sections or ambience atmosphere.

With a length of only 3.5 cm, the low-key appearance is as unique as the highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern, with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response. The supercardioid shape is frequency independent, securing an identical sound color around the microphone. The usual rear lobe heard on most supercardioids is minimized on the 4018ES making it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.

The modular 4018 capsule offers superb flexibility through modular accessories. At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 4018ES microphone into a different configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.

DPA Microphones 4018ES Includes:

  • Foam windscreen
  • Suspension mount

DPA Microphones 4018ES Features:

  • Ultra-compact table or hanging mic
  • Well-controlled supercardioid polar pattern
  • Highly directional
  • Low-key appearance

DPA Microphones 4018ES Specifications:

  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm: 40 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted:  Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB)
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: 
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL):  Typ. 78 dB(A)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):  < 1 % up to 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 142 dB
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 kOhm
  • Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 40 dB
  • Power supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
  • Current consumption: 3.5 mA
  • Connector:  XLR-3M
    • Pin 1: shield
    • Pin 2: signal + phase
    • Pin 3: - phase
  • Color: Matte black
  • Weight: 109 g (3.8 oz)
  • Microphone diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Microphone length: 35 mm (1.38 in)
  • Output voltage, RMS: 2.2 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°
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