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Innovative CORE microphone technology
Found at the heart of many of DPA's miniature microphone configurations is the advanced CORE technology. This provides minimised distortion, an expanded dynamic range and an overall improved sound quality. CORE enhances the exceptional performance of DPA's existing microphone designs.
By minimizing distortion, CORE exhibits a significantly clearer and more open sound throughout the entire range of the microphone. On top of this, the increased dynamic range creates an increased workable range, and the microphone becomes much less vulnerable to overload. The increase allows you to capture extremely loud sound sources, such as screams, without experiencing harmonic distortion.
Capable of handling loud sound sources
The CORE 4099 microphone is suitable for sound pressure levels of up to 142dB before clipping occurs. These powerful SPL capabilities make the 4099 perfect for close-miking applications, as well as surface mounting on a wide variety of instruments. You can be sure that the sound of your instrument is the focus of the captured sound, ensuring absolute clarity without the worry and hassle of distortion.
Close-miking techniques ensure that you're able to capture the highest possible sound pressure and therefore every detail of the instrument's tonality. As a result, ambient background noise is also reduced, with the possibility of acoustical feedback being kept to an absolute minimum.
Secure mounting for violins, violas, banjos and mandolins
When it comes to capturing crisp, transparent audio, the 4099 CORE instrument microphone is the ultimate choice. This edition of the 4099 is optimized for violins, violas, banjos and mandolins, and comes complete with an intuitive clip for achieving the perfect mic position on these instruments. The clip boasts an effective range of adjustability, allowing you to use it with instruments with varying body depths. The clip gently adheres to your instrument with a simple and easy-to-adjust design, whilst soft-grip contact areas ensure no damage is caused to your prized posession. Thanks to the microphone's effective gooseneck construction, you can capture incredible sound that provides a much more organic tonality than an internal microphone or pickup whilst the 4099 remains out of the way during performances.
''There is no single mic model that could outperform the at all positions, especially if we consider the distinct advantages at exacting placement, diminished leakage and freedom of movement for the performers.'' - Prosound News
''The DPA 4099 supercardioid instrument microphones are wonderful additions to any appropriate acoustic instrumentalist or live sound engineer’s arsenal of microphones. They are simple and easy to mount and demount, sound really good, are supremely fit for purpose, and set a new benchmark for high-quality, clip-on instrument microphones in live and recording environments.'' - Performing Musician
What's in the box
- 1 x DPA CORE 4099 Loud SPL Instrument Microphone
- 1 x DPA VC4099 Microphone Clip for Violins
- 1 x DPA CM1618B00 Extension Cable, 1.6mm
- 1 x DPA MicroDot to 3-Pin XLR Adapter (with Belt Clip)
- CORE by DPA technology inside
- Superior gain before feedback
- Natural sound that is easy to blend with pickup
- Flexible and easy mounting
- Gentle yet secure positioning to your instrument
- Compact and discreet design
- Detachable cable and a versatile gooseneck extension
- Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems
- Directional Pattern: Supercardioid
- Principle of Operation: Pressure gradient
- Cartridge Type: Pre-polarized condenser
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- 80Hz - 15kHz with 2dB soft boost at 10-12kHz (+/-2dB at 20cm)
- Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa; -44dB re. 1 V/Pa (nominal, +/-3dB at 1kHz)
- Equivalent Noise Level: Typ. 23dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 26dB(A))
- S/N Ratio: Typ. 71dB(A) (re. 1kHz at 1 Pa (94dB SPL))
- Total Harmonic Distortion:
- Dynamic Range: Typ. 108dB
- Maximum SPL: 142dB, peak before clipping
- Output Impedance:
- From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ohms
- From DAD4099 / DAD6001-BC: 100 Ohms
- Cable Drive Capability: Up to 300m (984ft) with a DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
- Output Balance Principle: Signal balanced with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
- Common Mode Rejection Ratio: >60dB from 50Hz to 15kHz with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
- Power Supply: Min. 5V to max. 50V (through DPA adapter for wireless systems)
- Current Consumption: Typ. 1.5mA (microphone) (3.5mA with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
- Connector: MicroDot
- Colour: Black
- Weight: 27g / 0.95oz
- Microphone Diameter: 5.4mm / 0.21''
- Microphone Length: 45mm / 1.8''
- Cable Diameter: 1.6mm (0.06'') / 2.2mm (0.09'')
- Cable Length: 1.8m / 5.9ft
- Polarity: +V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter)
- Gooseneck Length: 140mm / 5.5''
- Product Code: 4099-DC-1-199-V