DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone

Open Cardioid - Typical Dynamic Range: 132 dB - Pre-polarized condenser

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  • DPA 4055 with MicroDot connector
  • UA0961 Mic Holder
  • 5-year Limited Warranty


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So punchy, so round

DPA 4055 kick drum microphone is designed to kick the bass to the next level. The 4055 takes the traditional concept of a kick drum mic and turns it on its head. What makes the 4055 stand out from the competition is that it delivers the renowned DPA sound, clarity and linear frequency response, both on axis and off axis. Its low frequency response and dynamics are superb and result in a tight, natural, well-defined sound - the best low-end with detailed mids and highs. The 4055 is one of the only kick drum mics that is not sonically pre-tailored to fit a traditional sound in a specific genre. Its performance allows a professional sound designer to create the exact sound s/he is listening for - regardless of the music genre. Want more attack? Slide the 4055 into the bass drum and point it directly at the beater. For a super-low-end sound, place the 4055 at the hole, just on the outside of the front head. Here, the level of sub and lows are represented the most.


  • Picks up the clear, true sound of the kick drum
  • Flat frequency response so you can shape the sound your way
  • Built tough to withstand rough use on the live stage
  • Asymmetric design for easy placement inside or outside

Specifications for the DPA 4055

{ "Directional pattern": "Open Cardioid", "Principle of operation": "Pressure gradient", "Cartridge type": "Pre-polarized condenser", "Frequency response": "20 Hz - 20 kHz", "Effective frequency range ±2 dB, at 20 cm (7.9 in)": "40 Hz - 18 kHz with a 6 dB soft boost at 10 kHz", "Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz": "2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa", "Equivalent noise level, A-weighted": "Typ. 27 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 29 dB(A))", "Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4": "Typ. 39 dB (max. 41 dB)", "Distortion, THD < 1%": "156dB SPL RMS, 159 dB SPL peak", "Dynamic range": "Typ. 132 dB", "Max. SPL, THD 10%": "164 dB SPL peak", "Rated output impedance": "380 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)": "> 55 dB", "Power supply (for full performance)": "P48 (Phantom Power)", "Current consumption": "2.0 mA", "Connector": "XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase", "Color": "Matte black", "Weight": "241 g (8.5 oz)", "Microphone diameter": "57 mm (2.24 in)", "Capsule diameter": "17 mm (0.67 in)", "Microphone length": "132 mm (5.19 in)", "Maximum output voltage, RMS": "9.75 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%" }

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