DPA | d:vote™ CORE 4099 Mic | Loud SPL with Clip for Guitar (CO4099G)
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DPA d:vote 4099 for Guitar, mandolin, ukulele and dobro
The d:vote™ CORE 4099 for Loud SPL is perfect for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele and dobro. It offers practically unlimited placement possibilities. The sound it provides is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pick-up.
The mic fits instruments with a body depth between 35 mm (1.4 in) and 122 mm (4.8 in). Users will appreciate how gently this condenser mic adheres to their prized instrument. It is elegant, lightweight, unobtrusive and designed to stay out of the way during a performance. The mounting mechanism makes it easy to move the mic between instruments with just one hand.
Choose a d:vote™ CORE 4099G Instrument Microphone for Guitar (4099-DC-1-199-G) for your guitar, mandolin, ukulele or dobro.
Directional pattern Supercardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 20 cm (7.9 in) 80 Hz - 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10-12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz 6 mV/Pa; -44 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 131 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 108 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping 142 dB
Output impedance From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ω. From DAD4099/DAD6001-BC: 100 Ω
Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Output balance principle Signal balanced with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance) Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems
Current consumption Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Weight 27 g (0.95 oz)
Microphone diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length 45 mm (1.8 in)
Cable length 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
Cable diameter 1.6 mm (0.06 in) / 2.2 mm (0.09 in)
Polarity +V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter)
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%
Gooseneck length 140 mm (5.5 in)
Typical on & off-axis response of a d:vote 4099
Typical directional characteristics of a d:vote 4099
The true voice of your instrument
- CORE by DPA technology inside
- Supercardioid condenser microphone
- Handles high SPLs
- Superior gain-before-feedback
- Flexible and easy mounting
- Gentle and easy to mount on the instrument
- Detachable cable and a versatile gooseneck extender
The 4099 is already the recognized standard for this type of microphone and the CORE version adds just another layer of sound quality that further distances this mic from its competitors. 4099 CORE brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio.
Now with CORE by DPA technology
CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of DPA miniature microphones. We’ve minimized distortion. From pianissimo to forte, you will experience increased clarity and openness. Learn more about CORE by DPA.
From the piano to guitar; strings to woodwinds; brass to percussion, the 4099 Series sounds equally impressive on them all. This one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. You can move the mic to another instrument; just make sure you have the right type of clip to mount it correctly.The award-winning 4099 Series gives you a much more natural sound than any clip-on microphone or pickup. This condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument.
This microphone comes in two versions:
- 4099 CORE Mic, Loud SPL (red marking on gooseneck) – used to close-mike most types of instruments
- 4099 CORE Mic, Extreme SPL (yellow marking on gooseneck) – used to close-mike extremely loud instruments, such as drums and some brass
The 4099 CORE also features an enhanced shock mount design, providing excellent isolation from handling noise and rumble. Detachable cables are available in heavy duty or lightweight versions, depending on the application – both are designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. A versatile, integrated gooseneck extender provides easy and repeatable mounting.
All CORE by DPA technology microphones, including the 4099 CORE, are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms:
• Water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing
• Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier at the core of the mic
• Dual gold plating of the diaphragm
The d:vote™ CORE 4099 comes with an XLR connector as an adapter. The microphone can easily be connected to a wireless system via an adapter from our extensive range of wireless adapters.
The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument. The mounting system is designed to never blemish or scratch the finish of your instrument. The flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities.
You can buy a single d:vote™ CORE 4099, with or without a specific instrument clip, or you can choose a kit designed specifically for rock or classical applications. These kits come in 4-piece and 10-piece sets combined with the appropriate adapters, clips and cables that make it a breeze to set up your stage.
The mics in this series come in two versions. The d:vote™ CORE 4099, Loud SPL is perfect for use on a wide range of instruments – from the flute to the guitar, and everything in between. With a max SPL, peak before clipping of 152 dB, the d:vote™ CORE 4099, Extreme SPL was designed for use on drums, percussion instruments and other very loud instruments like, for example, the trumpet. Both versions of this mic have a supercardioid polar pattern for high rejection and superior gain-before-feedback. The d:vote™ 4099 also retains a uniform off-axis frequency response to ensure a high-energy, clear live performance.
I've been using d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones for many years, especially on cello and double bass. I really like them because they are so small, light and easy to install. They come with a fabulous range of accessories and are not invasive, even on small instruments such as violins. In terms of sound, they bring out the true nature of an acoustic instrument and deliver the deep, full-bodied, true low end bass that you expect to hear.
Let your instrument choose the mic
Please note that for each type of instrument we have pre-selected the following parts for you:
- Type of mount
- Type of microphone, i.e. Loud or Extreme SPL
- Type of microphone cable; Ø1.6 mm (0.06 in) or Ø2.2 mm (0.09 in)
- Type of XLR adapter, i.e. either DAD4099 (with build in low cut) or DAD6001 (without low cut)
With each package, you are instantly ready to play your instrument with the microphone attached.
Optional gooseneck extension
Change the mount, not the mic
The d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone is very adaptable, due to the wide selection of ingenious mounting options offered. Guitar, brass, flute, piano; it is no problem to mount the mic on any instrument. So finding a consistent sound for your mix has never been easier. The d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone comes with a wide variety of clips for use with specific instruments. Bass, brass, drum, violin and more!
A bit about supercardioids
Due to their nature, supercardioid mics are often used on the live stage – both during concerts as well as spoken-word events, to capture the focused sound of an instrument or voice. The narrow angle of sensitivity helps to minimize the bleed from other sounds on a busy stage. One thing to note with supercardioid mics is the proximity effect, which causes an increase in bass response the closer the microphone is moved to the sound source. In addition, supercardioid mics are far more sensitive to wind, pop and handling noises than omni mics, so be sure to take precautions to guard against this.
Adapter system gives you flexibility
The d:fine™, d:screet™ and d:vote™ series of miniature microphones work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Lectrosonics, Zaxcom and many more. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come.