DPA 4018ER

article code: D.4018ER

DPA d:dicate super cardioid modular microphone, MMP-ER active rear-exit cable with MMC4018 capsule

€1,405.00 List price excl. VAT
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€1,360.00 Our Price excl. VAT


d:dicate 4018E supercardioid microphone, active rear-exit cable.

  • • Ultra-compact table or hanging mic
  • • Frequency consistent polar pattern
  • • Highly directional
  • • Low-key appearance

Ideal for unobtrusive or distant miking such as desktop or hanging use, the 4018E is an ultra-compact supercardioid microphone from the modular DPA d:dicate recording microphones series. With a length of only 3.5cm, the low-key appearance of the 4018E 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 4018E making it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.

Designed for a broad range of broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications, such as various dialogue capturing, interview and table or podium use, the modular 4018 capsule offers superb flexibility through modular accessories. The 4018E is also ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations with the SM4000-C suspension mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4018E to be hung from the ceiling and create precision spot miking of orchestra sections or ambience atmosphere.

At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 4018E microphone into a new configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.


  • • Directional pattern: supercardioid
  • • Principle of operation: pressure gradient
  • • Cartridge type: pre-polarized condenser
  • • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • • Frequency range, +/-2dB: 40Hz to 18kHz
  • • Sensitivity, nominal, +/-2dB at 1kHz: 12mV/Pa, -38.4dB re. 1V/Pa
  • • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: typ. 16dB(A) re. 20uPa (max. 19dB(A))
  • • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: typ. 23dB
  • • S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1kHz at 1Pa (94dB SPL): typ. 78dB(A)
  • • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <1% up to 137dB SPL peak
  • • Dynamic range: typ. 121dB
  • • Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 142dB
  • • Output impedance: 100Ohm
  • • Minimum load impedance: 2kOhm
  • • Cable drive capability: 100m
  • • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing
  • • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR): >40dB
  • • Power supply (for full performance): 48V Phantom power (+/-4V)
  • • Current consumption: 3.5mA
  • • Connector: XLR-3M. pin 1: shield, pin 2: signal + phase, pin 3: phase
  • • Color: matte black
  • • Weight: 109g
  • • Microphone/capsule diameter: 19/19mm
  • • Microphone length: 35mm
  • • Maximum output voltage, RMS: 2.2V
  • • Polarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
  • • Temperature range: -40°C to 45°C
  • • Relative humidity (RH): up to 90%
  • • Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity): +/-1dB
  • • Phase deviation for kit: <10°


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