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DPA 4055 – Kick Drum Microphone

Designed to kick the bass to the next level, the DPA 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 the 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
DPA 4055 Specifications:

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 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%