DPA 2011C Compact Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic

Pre-polarized, twin diaphragm - 3-pin XLR - 153 dB SPL peak

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  • MMP-C compact preamp
  • Clip
  • Foam windscreen
  • 2-year Limited Warranty


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The directional DPA 2011C (DPA-2011C) compact twin diaphragm cardioid mic has two custom built opposing capsules to achieve a low inherent noise and a fast response. The included MMP-C compact preamplifier, with active drive for impedance balancing, has a soft character and low end body, making it easy to position. Perfect for sound stages and ambient miking, the unique DPA capsule reduces off-axis colorization, and just reduces sensitivity to these angles.


  • Well balanced, rich dynamics
  • Pre-polarized, twin diaphragm
  • Advanced Interference Tube Technology
  • Softer character with a bit more body to the low end
  • Modular flexibility
  • Superb stage separation and level control

Specifications for the DPA 2011C

{ "Directional pattern": "Cardioid", "Principle of operation": "Pressure gradient, with interference tube", "Cartridge type": "Pre-polarized condenser, Twin Diaphragm Capsule", "Frequency response": "20 Hz - 20 kHz", "Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in)": "50 Hz - 17 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz", "Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz": "10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa", "Equivalent noise level, A-weighted": "Typ. 20 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 23 dB(A))", "Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4": "Typ. 33 dB (max. 36 dB)", "Distortion, THD < 1%": "134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak", "Dynamic range": "Typ. 117 dB", "Max. SPL, THD 10%": "153 dB SPL peak", "Switchable attenuator, filters etc.": "0 dB / -20 dB", "Rated 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)": "P48 (Phantom Power)", "Current consumption": "2.8 mA", "Connector": "XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase", "Color": "Matte black", "Weight": "164 g (5.8 oz)", "Microphone diameter": "19 mm (0.75 in)", "Microphone length": "198 mm (7.8 in)", "Maximum output voltage, RMS": "> 5 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%", "Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz)": "±1.5 dB" }

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