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DPA Microphones 3511A Stereo Mic Kit

DPA Microphones 3511A Stereo Mic Kit - On Stand

DPA Microphones d:dicate 3511A Stereo Kit with 4011A Cardioids

DPA Microphones 3511A Stereo Mic Kit

The 3511A is a complete stereo kit with two 4011A cardioid microphones, carefully factory-matched within ±1 dB on frequency response and sensitivity in the microphone’s entire frequency bandwidth.

The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources when used as a spot mic on literally any style of live music, from rock ‘n’ roll to opera. The 4011A is equally suitable for close-up work on acoustic guitar, grand piano, overheads, percussion, wind instruments and vocals as it is for spot-miking symphonies. It can handle incredibly high sound levels and even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone.

A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a totally faithful reproduction of the original sound. The off-axis response is similarly smooth so that any leakage is an accurate reflection of the original, though attenuated according to the true first-order cardioid pickup pattern. The sensation of “being there” will always be more intense with the DPA 4011A than with any other cardioid. Chosen for its qualities as an all-around performer, the 4011A is a great, clean-sounding colorless mic. The variety of applications is as wide as the imagination of the user.

These cardioids are exceptionally linear in their frequency responses – also off-axis. Several standard set-ups such as ORTF and XY are possible. The 4011A’s handle very high SPL and will allow for close-miking as well as more distant placement. They are often used for piano recordings of jazz or pop, overheads for drums or orchestra section stereo pair.

What's in the box

  • 2 x 4011A Cardioid Microphones, factory-matched
  • 2 x UA0897 Shock Mount
  • 2 x UA0896 Foam Windscreen for 2006C/4006C/4011/4015C
  • 2 x UA0961 Microphone Holder
  • 1 x DUA0019 Spacer for Stereo Boom
  • 1 x UA0837 Stereo Boom excluding Holder

DPA Microphones 3511A Specifications

Directional characteristics:


Principle of operation:

Pressure gradient

Cartridge type:

Pre-polarized condenser

Frequency range:

20 Hz - 20 kHz

Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 30 cm:

40 Hz - 20 kHz

Sensitivity, nominal +/- 2 dB at 1 kHz:

10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted:

Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))

Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4:

Typ. 25 dB

S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL):

Typ. 76 dB(A)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):

< 1 % up to 139 dB SPL peak

Dynamic range:

Typ. 121 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping:

159 dB

Output impedance:

< 200 Ω

Minimum load impedance:

2 kΩ

Cable drive capability:

100 m (328 ft)

Output balance principle:

Impedance balancing

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR):

> 60 dB

Power supply:

48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)

Current consumption:

2.8 mA


XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase


Matte black


158 g (5.6 oz)

Microphone diameter:

19 mm (0.75 in)

Capsule diameter:

19 mm (0.75 in)

Microphone length:

35 mm (1.38 in)


170 mm (6.7 in)

Output voltage, RMS:

> 5 V


+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%

Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity):

± 1 dB

Phase deviation for kit:

< 10°

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