DPA 4055 Kick Drum Microphone

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DPA's Classic Take On Kick Microphones With More Versatility

DPA 4055 takes the concept of kick drum mics and overturns the traditional notion of a pre-tailored capture, allowing you to take the sound sculpting into your own hands.

Its bass response and dynamics are excellent, resulting in a tight, natural and well-defined sound - excellent low end with detailed mids and highs.

The 4055 not being sonically tuned gives engineers the ability to take sound design further, accomodating any genre. If you need more attack slide the 4055 directly in the kick drum pointed straight at the the beater. Placing it directly just outside the front head will produce a huge low end where the sub frequencies are most pronounced and felt.

Don't worry about durability or performance. The microphone is housed in a large, rugged body with damping foam in front of the capsule behind the grille. A shock mount also holds the capsule within the body, eliminating vibrations from the stage or surroundings.

The 4055 is not limited to just capturing kick drums. It works equally as well on other instruments, like guitar amps, bass and horns. The flat frequency response and ability to take a colorless sound to the next level meshes well with many kinds of sources.

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
  • Directional pattern: Open Cardioid
  • Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency response: 20 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 kHz: 2 mV/Pa; -54 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 27 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 29 dB(A))
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 39 dB (max. 41 dB)
  • Distortion, THD < 1%: 156dB SPL RMS, 159 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 132 dB
  • SPL, THD 10%: 164 dB SPL peak
  • Rated output impedance: 380 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance: 2 kΩ
  • Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
  • Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
  • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR): > 55 dB
  • Power supply (for full performance): P48 (Phantom Power)
  • Current consumption: 2.0 mA
  • Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
  • Color: Matte black
  • Weight: 241 g (8.5 oz)
  • Microphone diameter: 57 mm (2.24 in)
  • Capsule diameter: 17 mm (0.67 in)
  • Microphone length: 132 mm (5.19 in)
  • Maximum output voltage, RMS: 9.75 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%

DPA 4055 Downloads

Manual - As of 2/20/2023

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