DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone

£3,175.00 (£2,645.83 Exc. VAT)
(RRP: £3,342.00) You save: £167.00!
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DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone
DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone
DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone
DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone
DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone

DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone

£3,175.00 (£2,645.83 Exc. VAT)
(RRP: £3,342.00) You save: £167.00!
Backorder Available
Contact us for lead time
Brand: DPA MicrophonesModel: 5100
Key Features:
  • Plug-and-play solution that's lightweight and portable
  • Discrete 5.1 analog output – no processing needed
  • Rich, smooth and fully enveloping sound
  • Includes outdoor cover and 5m output cable
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What's In The Box:

1 x 5100 Surround Microphone
1 x Outdoor Cover (OC5100)
1 x Multi-Output Cable (5m)
(Lemo Multipin to 6 x XLR-M)

DPA 5100 Mobile 5.1 Surround Microphone

The 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a completely self-contained plug-and-play solution for 5.1 audio capture. It brings engaging surround ambience to sport events, documentaries and other HDTV productions. This microphone is versatile and can be mounted in many ways:, microphone stand, suspended from the ceiling or via a handgrip. It is lightweight and portable. It can also withstand inclement weather conditions due to its robust nature.


  • Plug-and-play solution
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Rich, smooth and fully enveloping sound
  • Discrete 5.1 analog output – no processing needed

The 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone uses five miniature pressure transducers. These transducers have low sensitivity to wind and mechanical noise, low distortion and low frequency response. They also have a large dynamic range.  

The three front microphones in this system are time aligned to eliminate comb filtering. This also ensures frequency consistency when down mixing to stereo or mono. In contrast, the rear microphones, with standard omnidirectional patterns, are optimally spaced from both each other and the front array to simulate the most natural time arrival differences. The end result of DPA’s innovative design approach is a surround atmosphere that is rich, smooth and fully enveloping, great in its coherence, channel separation and localization accuracy. The 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone requires no external signal processing.

This solution is targeted at surround sound recording for film, live, broadcast and studio applications. Using full surround sound is an amazing way to record a symphony. Most orchestras are a self-balancing phenomena – each instrumental part can be heard without the need for additional miking. As well, acoustic reflections and a sense of acoustic space are an important aspect of the sound of an orchestra - just as much as the instruments themselves.

For sports applications, the 5100 is easy to set up. It is a no worry, 5.1-ambience solution that is placed centrally to cover the main camera shot and backed up by the usual spot mics for additional effects.

The 5.1 output of the microphone runs through a multipin Lemo connector. This connector carries all six electronically-balanced channels.

A bit more detail about what's included:

  • A five-meter (16 ft), six-pair Mogami cable that breaks out to six Neutrik XLR-M connectors.
  • An Outdoor Cover (OC5100) that protects the 5100 against rain and reduces wind noise.
  • See images above for photographs of what's included.


Directional pattern Directional
Principle of operation Pressure, with interferece tube and separation baffles
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response L, C, R, LS, RS: 20 Hz to 20 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB L, C, R: 200 Hz to 16 kHz; LS, RS: 100 Hz to 12 kHz; LFE: 20 Hz to 120 Hz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz L, C, R: 26 mV/Pa; LS, RS: 28 mV/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted L, C, R: Typ. 18 dB(A) (max. 21 dB(A)); LS, RS: Typ. 20 dB(A) (max. 23 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 L, C, R: Typ. 29 dB (max. 32 dB); LS, RS: Typ. 31 dB (max. 34 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range L, C, R, LS, RS: 103 dB; LFE: 100 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 132 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 50 Ω
Cable drive capability 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle Active Signal balanced
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 60 dB, 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Power supply (for full performance) P48 (Phantom Power)
Current consumption Typ. 5 mA (max. 5.5 mA)
Connector Lemo multipin
Color Black
Weight 500 g (17.6 oz)
Microphone diameter W: 240 mm (9.4 in), H: 140 mm (5.5 in), D: 195 mm (7.7 in)
Capsule diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Cable length 5 m (16.4 ft)
Cable color Black
Cable diameter 9.3 mm (0.37 in)
Maximum output voltage L, C, R, LS, RS: 1,8 Vrms / 2,5 Vpeak; LFE: 1 Vrms / 1,4 Vpeak
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%
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