Omnidirectional High Voltage Condenser Microphone.
The DPA 4003 Omnidirectional High Voltage Condenser Microphone. Highly regarded by engineers for its high sensitivity, low noise-floor and very high SPL capability.
The DPA 4003 is an omnidirectional high-voltage (130 V) condenser microphone with extremely linear frequency response and extended low frequency handling capability (-2 dB at 10 Hz). The high sensitivity and the low noise-floor of the 4003 makes the microphone the perfect choice for all professional recordings. The Type 4003 is acoustically identical with the studio standard Type 4006, but differs in the powering system. The hi-voltage system enables the 4003 to handle app. 10 dB higher SPL than the 4006. The impressive dynamic range of the 4003, together with the wide range of acoustic pressure equalizers and protection grids puts the 4003 in the top league of studio quality microphones.
The main features of the DPA 4003 include:
Principle of operation: Pressure
Cartridge type: 16 mm (0.63 in) pre-polarised condenser
Power supply: 130 V via HMA5000
Frequency range, ± 2 dB: 10 Hz – 20 kHz
Directional characteristics: Omnidirectional
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: Typ. 15 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 17 dB(A))
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB: 40 mV/Pa; -27 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equiv. noise level ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 27 dB (max. 29 dB)
Capsule diameter: 16 mm (0.63 in)
Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5% THD up to 129 dB SPL peak, <1% THD up to 135 dB SPL peak Preamplifier frequency range: 20 Hz to 50 kHz ±0.2dB Output impedance: <75 Ohm Cable drive capability: With HMA5000: Up to 300 m (984 ft) Microphone length: 165 mm (6.5 in) Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 154 dB SPL peak (f<4 kHz) Weight: 150 g (5.29 oz) Dynamic Range: Typ. 120 dB S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): 79 dB Connector: 4-pin modified XLR-M (High Voltage) Includes the Accessories: 1 x DD0297 Diffuse-field Grid, Black, 1 x DD0251 Free-field Grid, Silver, 1 x DD0254 Close-miking Grid, Trapezoid, Silver, 1 x UA0639 Microphone Clip, 1 x UA0638 Windscreen for 4003/06