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DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« on: February 06, 2006, 06:16:03 PM »
Does anybody know if the two mics are identical or is the B&K considered a superior mic?  Someone with a lot of freakin' B&K test gear (in the $250K neighborhood) I know says that DPA gear is not the same as its B&K predecessors.  Anybody have any knowledge of this statement?  I almost considered it to be the truth until he said DPA 4011's are junk.

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 06:20:03 PM »

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 06:20:19 PM »
B+K was bought out by danish pro audio (DPA) a few years ago....The mics are identical..............http://
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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 06:24:13 PM »
same engineers, just a different name

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 06:36:32 PM »

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 11:11:06 PM »
isn't morten stove still ceo? 

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 01:29:40 PM »
B+K was bought out by danish pro audio (DPA) a few years ago....The mics are identical..............http://


who knows? very little history is available of these mics.

maybe the bk 4011's had point-2-point, burned hole through hole no frills circuitry, higher polarization voltage? better caps?no surface mount stuff?

so again who knows???

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 04:12:21 PM »
B&K clearly sounds better.  Just say it... Beeeeeinkay sounds cool.  Deeeypeeeyay sounds dorky.

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006, 01:42:35 AM »
Same mic, same company, no difference.

DPA was a part of B&K and spun off a couple of years ago as a separate company. Different markets, different approaches but same quality. They still cooperate a lot, to the extent that a lot of things labeled DPA are made my B&K. Just one example, the 4003/4006y capsules are marked B&K.

The 4011 is discontinued though, superceded by the 4011-TL which is transformerless. You make your pick there.

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2006, 12:38:02 PM »
I had not heard that DPA was a spin-off of B&K.  My friend who owns the crappy DPA 4011's has the opportunity to have them upgraded to the transformerless design.  I told him him his mics sound pretty good the way they are and that he should wait for some sort of opinion to emerge on the new design.

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2006, 03:15:59 PM »
I'll gladly take those crappy 4011s off your friend's hands...

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Re: DPA 4011's vs. B&K 4011's
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2017, 10:57:32 AM »
bump 11 year old thread -


Current DPA 4xxx series uses BK capsules.  DPA 2xxx series uses DPA capsules and are half the price.

 

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