DPA Microphones 4011

DPA Microphones 4011

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4011, Electret Microphone from DPA Microphones in the d:dicate series.

3 user reviews

DPA Microphones 4011 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: DPA Microphones
  • Model: 4011
  • Series: d:dicate
  • Category: Electret Microphones
  • Added in our database on: 04/05/2004

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DPA Microphones 4011 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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moosers's review

DPA Microphones 4011
The DPA Microphones 4011 is small diaphragm condenser microphone to be used in the recording studio. I wouldn't use the mic outside of the studio under any circumstances considering the high price tag. The 4011 is definitely a popular model, and can also be seen under the name Bruel & Kjaer, which is what DPA was called before I believe. The 4011 has a cardioid polar pick up pattern that will gather frequencies within the range of 40 Hz and 20 kHz.


I don't think that I have a bad thing to say about the DPA Microphones 4011, as it's definitely one of the best small diaphragm condenser mics that I've had the pleasure of using in the recording studio. It's suitable for applications of all types, as it's just the type of mic that will sound good on just about anything. I've used it for only two applications - acoustic guitar and hi hat. However, from everything that I've heard from other engineers suggests that this mic sounds great in any application where you'd want a silky high end response without sacrificing body. The 4011's are also some of the most expensive small diaphragm condenser microphones that I've seen around, so chances are that you'll only be seeing these in professional recording studios. I don't know if I'd recommend going with this over something like a Neumann KM 184 or 88, or even a Shure SM81, as although it definitely sounds as good or better than these mics, it costs a good amount more. Having said this, you really couldn't go wrong with the DPA Microphones 4011, so if you can afford it for your professional studio, it's definitely something that I'd consider doing as generally speaking, everything you record with these will sound as good as they can be. Having a pair of 4011's would pretty much eliminate the need for having any other small diaphragm mics in a smaller studio setting as well, but again the price makes them less feasible for smaller studio owners. The bottom line on the 4011's is that they're pristine top tier microphones that you really can't go wrong with...

milsabords's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DPA Microphones 4011
Microphone sound recording and / or distribution including acoustic intruments.
capacitor technology.


I reu July 7, 2008 I must try it, I have small pramplis supposedly lamp, and real pramplis revox on a table as well as the fire face 400 rm. and even a bullet tac ... I write the first review, I use a classical guitar to not rev high end, and I'll say more in a few days. I intend to be prcis and useful members of Audiofanzine for I even notice I AIM m'claire gnial on this tool.
Deplus prvu we find ourselves with one or two other guitarists in a studio in the Departure of the lot. interesss they are they will come with their instruments and microphones to make a comparison ... there will be a lot of information that I brought here to enlighten me further about. trs ending for so (I work there).
Here, I used a branch table revox before returning to my sound card, your exact law is trs net prcis, it does not Relva sbilances-as I esprais - but transcribed Submitted wheezing if you have long fingernails or a touch too pulpy. whether to use it for voice occasionally use a pop filter preferences. it's a real cardio enough rersser it must surely be able to use it on scner without attachment with clamp provided retours.la parfairtement blocking the microphone, but the microphone will be well insulated, if you put it on an empty cardboard rcuprera rsonnances the deaf who maneront cardboard (even possible on trpied) I say as an example.
We dj July 23 I saw also that the micro transcribed prcisment the quality of my instrument, this guitar really lacks safe, Deplus acoustics pice is loa dplorable.
To add a little more mean lgrement fan noise, however, silent on the whole.
In short, the microphone does a good job rev it a pice MRIT acoustic treatment and a much better instrument, it allows me to correct my fingers, the size of nails is important, a asprit little and presto! has a sound itches / grognant.on comparative test we wake the dead at the studio during the month of August compared with Shoeps cardio and some akg 414 ... there are other people interesss by purchasing this microphone.
I would say one thing, I had to save with the Brauner WM1 (a Rolls Royce) etje can say that the Braun is even more transparent and natural for the dpa (the 4011 anyway).

rroland's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro high-end"

DPA Microphones 4011
Condenser microphone. Long and thin. An attenuator is present, although hidden under the XLR. You need a small screwdriver to turn it on.


I use it for almost 15 years (the firm was called at the time Bruel & Kjaer, which is more exotic than DPA).
The sound is clear, with a very flat frequency response even off axis. No breath, just crystal clear, almost surgical. Requires a preamp a bit "hot" side to compensate for this "almost too precise." I recorded a lot of things: acoustic guitar, piano, violin, cello, string quartet. Even the voice is remarkable. I would give a 9.5 out of 10 if the existing half points ... But hey, it's a micro fearless (158 dB SPL cash it) and without reproach.

DPA Microphones 4011 news

DPA 4011 20th Anniversary Discount

DPA 4011 20th Anniversary Discount

Published on 02/18/09
The DPA 4011 cardioid microphone has been in production for 20 years this year, and DPA is celebrating the anniversary with an 11% discount.

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