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DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone
DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone

DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone

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SoundPro Item: 133036
MPN: 4055
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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 - no more pre-tailored sound - now you can take sound design back into your own hands.

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.

DPA 4055 Features

  • 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
  • Only one mic is needed regardless of music genre
  • Can be used both inside and outside the drum
  • Considerably richer sound and punch
  • Allows you to shape your own sound
  • Flat frequency response allows versatility
  • 4055 Kick Drum Microphone1
  • UA0961 Microphone Holder1
  • Five Year Limited Warranty1
  • Directional patternOpen cardioid
  • Principle of operationPressure gardient
  • Cartridge typePre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency response20 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 kHz2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 27 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 29 dB(A))
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4Typ. 39 dB (max. 41 dB)
  • Distortion, THD < 1%156dB SPL RMS, 159 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic rangeTyp. 132 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%164 dB SPL peak
  • Rated output impedance380Ω
  • Minimum load impedance2kΩ
  • Cable drive capability100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principleImpedance balancing with Active Drive
  • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)> 55 dB
  • Power supply (for full performance)P48 (Phantom Power)
  • Current consumption2.0mA
  • ConnectorXLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • ColorMatte black
  • Weight8.5 oz (241 g)
  • Microphone diameter2.24 in (57 mm)
  • Capsule diameter0.67 in (17 mm)
  • Microphone length5.19 in (132 mm)
  • Maximum output voltage, RMS9.75 V
  • Polarity+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
  • Temperature range-40°F to 113°F (-40°C to 45°C)
  • Relative humidity (RH)Up to 90%

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