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DPA | d:Sign 4097 CORE | Supercardioid Choir Mic | w/ Shock Mount Boom Mic Stand

by DPA
Original price $1,969.00
Current price $1,649.00

or 4x fortnight payments of $412.25 AUD with More info


Choir Miking Made Easy

DPA d:sign 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic delivers natural-sounding results with minimum effort. Robust SPL handing safeguards against extra-loud vocalists, while three built-in shockmounts minimize unwanted bumps and rumbles. The 4097 retains a source’s tone off axis, so you can mic an entire choir with a small number of microphones. It’s built for the stage, with rock-solid construction and a swivel joint and gooseneck that offer quick, easy fine-tuning. It’s also wireless-ready — just add a transmitter and you’re ready to go. The 4097 is near-invisible onstage — even under bright lights — thanks to its non-reflective black matte surface. The d:sign 4097 CORE is choir miking made easy!

Supercardioid capsule with uniform off-axis response

The d:sign 4097 CORE boasts a supercardioid polar pattern, along with low self-noise and high sensitivity. Its built-in shockmount minimizes unwanted bumps and rumbles, while its linear response, low distortion, and ample dynamic range ensure natural-sounding audio reproduction. Its impressive SPL handling can withstand the full onslaught of an over-eager vocalist with zero distortion. Most impressive, however, is its uniform off-axis response, which retains every ounce of a source’s tone — it just lowers its volume. Pointing the 4097 at the last row of vocalists in a choir produces a natural balance between the nearest and furthest singers. This allows you to capture an entire choir with a small number of microphones

Rock-solid construction is ready for real-world use

The DPA d:sign 4097 CORE was built for real-world use. Its unobtrusive base boasts an integrated shockmount, which stabilizes the mic’s entire structure. The vertical pole that attaches to the base consists of three adjustable pieces that determine the mic’s height. This pole is rock-solid once it’s positioned, and fine-tuning is quick and easy — no tools required. The 4097’s active boom pole attaches to the vertical pole via a swivel joint, which like the capsule and base, includes a built-in shockmount. The mic capsule is set at the correct angle right out of the box, so you can easily position it to sit above a choir at a 90° angle. That said, if you need to tweak the mic’s positioning further, you’ll find that the swivel joint and gooseneck make doing it an easy job.

  • Boasts a supercardioid polar pattern, low self-noise, and high sensitivity
  • Linear response, low distortion, and ample dynamic range ensure natural-sounding audio reproduction
  • 135db max SPL can withstand the full onslaught of an over-eager vocalist without distortion
  • 3 built-in shockmounts minimize unwanted bumps and rumbles
  • Uniform off-axis response retains a source’s tone, but with lower volume
  • Unobtrusive base stabilizes the mic’s entire structure
  • Vertical pole is rock-solid once positioned and offers quick, easy fine-tuning
  • Mic capsule is set at a 90° angle right out of the box for easy positioning
  • Swivel joint and gooseneck make further positioning effortless
  • Wireless-ready — just add a transmitter (sold separately)
  • Non-reflective black matte surface is near-invisible onstage

Directional pattern - Supercardioid

Frequency range - 20 Hz -20 kHz

Frequency range, ± 2 dB, 20 cm (7,9 in) distance - 80 Hz -15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10-12 kHz Second order low-cut filter at 80 Hz with DAD4099

Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz - 16 mV/Pa; -36 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted - Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max 26 dB(A))

S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL) - Typ. 71 dB(A)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - <1 % up to 133 dB SPL peak

Dynamic Range - Typ. 110 dB

Max SPL before clipping - 135 dB

Connector – MicroDot XLR via DAD4099 adapter

Colour – Black

Total weight - 5.5 kg (180 oz)

Floor Base Weight - 4.1 kg (155 oz)

Maximum total height - 253.3cm (99.7in)