4018A SUPERCARDIOID MICROPHONE

This mic is part of the flexible d:dicate™ Microphones Series. It has a highly-directional supercardioid pickup pattern with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response.

The d:dicate™ 4018A Supercardioid Microphone is designed for a broad range of music recording and broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications. It can be used for booming, dialogue, interview and table or spot-recording use. The mic also offers superb expandability through modular accessories. It is ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations.
 

The microphone capsule

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 this capsule. This makes it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips.
 

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™ 4018A Supercardioid Microphone into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

Features

The product offers the following features
Low noise and high sensitivity
Highly directional for high isolation
Most controlled supercardioid shape
Uniform, frequency independent directionality
Excellent for spot miking orchestra sections or singers
Modular flexibility
.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

d:dicate™
1x
4018A SUPERCARDIOID MICROPHONE
 
Accessories
1x
CLIP FOR d:dicate™
 
Accessories
1x
FOAM WINDSCREEN Ø19 MM, LENGTH 56 MM (2.2 IN)
 

DOWNLOADS

Typical on and off-axis response of a 4018A

Specifications

d:dicate™ 4018A SUPERCARDIOID MICROPHONE

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 (11.8 in)
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(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 23 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. 78 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
< 1% up to 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
156 dB
Switchable attenuator, filters etc.
0 dB / -20 dB
Output impedance
200 Ω
Minimum load impedance
2 kΩ
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 performance)
48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption
2.8 mA
Connector
XLR-3M. 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)
Microphone length
170 mm (6.7 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
8 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 (frequency response and sensitivity)
±1 dB
Phase deviation for kit
< 10°
QR-Code