Item #1591983 Model #4018ER

DPA Microphones 4018ER Supercardioid Mic, Rear Cable, XLR Standard


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Ultra-compact supercardioid microphone ideal for unobtrusive miking applications such as desktop or hanging use.

Ideal for unobtrusive or distant miking applications such as desktop or hanging use, the DPA Microphones 4018ER Supercardioid Microphone is an ultra-compact supercardioid microphone. With a length of only 1.38”, the low-key appearance of the mic is as unique as its highly-directional supercardioid pickup pattern with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response.

The 4018ER Supercardioid Microphone combines the MMC4018 Supercardioid Microphone Capsule with the MMP-ER/ES Modular Active Cable, XLR, an integrated cable solution with rear cable entry. It’s designed for a broad range of music recording and broadcast/ENG/film long-distance miking applications. It’s ideal for use as spot or hanging mic for orchestra recording situations when used with the SM4000-C Suspension Mount, which is included in the package. This allows the 4018ER to be hung from the ceiling and create precision spot miking of orchestra sections or ambience atmosphere.
  • Directional pattern: Supercardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Effective frequency range, ±2 dB, at 30 cm (11.8 in): 40 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz: 12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 19 dB(A))
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 23 dB (max. 26 dB)
  • Distortion, THD < 1%: 134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 121 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%: 142 dB SPL peak
  • Rated output impedance: 100 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 kΩ
  • Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing
  • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR): > 40 dB
  • Power supply (for full performance): P48 (Phantom Power)
  • Current consumption: 3.5 mA
  • Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • Color: Matte black
  • Weight: 3.8 oz
  • Microphone diameter: 0.75"
  • Capsule diameter: 0.75"
  • Microphone length: 1.38"
  • Maximum output voltage, RMS: 2.2 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%
  • Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity): ±1 dB
  • Phase deviation for kit: < 10°


  • Low noise and high sensitivity
  • Highly directional for high isolation
  • Most controlled supercardioid shape
  • Uniform, frequency independent directionality
  • Modular flexibility