DPA 4099 Mic, Loud SPL with Clip for Double Bass


The DPA CORE 4099 Bass Microphone is a super-cardioid clip on double bass microphone representing the next evolution in bass microphones. Everything about the 4099 has been designed to give you the expansive natural sound of your double bass, suitable for both live & studio applications.

✔️ CORE by DPA technology inside
✔️ Superior gain-before-feedback
✔️ Flexible and easy mounting system


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SKU: DPA-4099-DC-1-201-B Category: Tags: , ,

The DPA CORE 4099 Bass Microphone is the result of DPA’s extensive research and development into creating the ultimate microphone for live double bass (contrabass) performance and recordings. The CORE 4099 contains a highly directional capsule designed for use in ensembles, pit, stage and orchestral settings where other instruments and monitoring may be in close proximity. The pick up pattern of the capsule ensures maximum isolation of the player’s double bass, with low self-noise and high gain before feedback.

The DPA CORE 4099 Bass Microphone includes the Loud SPL 4099 variation, which has a dynamic range of 108dB and can withstand up to 142dB before clipping. The CORE by DPA amplifier technology assists in the production of a very transparent sound so that even in the unlikely event of spill, there are no unnatural harsh frequencies to deal with.

The DPA CORE 4099 Bass Microphone capsule produces a very natural sound, both on and off axis, so that even in the unlikely event of spill, there are no unnatural harsh frequencies to deal with. Its mounting system is designed to securely attach the gooseneck microphone to the double bass by way of a rubber coated clamp which is very simple to fit and re-attach when required.

The DPA CORE 4099 Bass Microphone comes with a DAD6001-BC XLR adapter which requires 48v phantom power and the Microphone can also be used with a wireless microphone system when coupled with the correct DPA adaptor.


Directional characteristics: Supercardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in) distance: 80 Hz to 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10 to 12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB: 6 mV/Pa; -44.5 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): 71 dB
Total harmonic distortion (THD): <1 % up to 131 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: 108 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 142 dB
Output impedance: From MicroDot: 30 to 40 ohm, from DAD6001: 100 ohm
Cable drive capability: 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001
Output balance principle: Signal balanced with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 60 dB at 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Power supply: Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems; 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Current consumption: 1.5 mA; 3.5 mA with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Connector: MicroDot
Colour: Black
Weight: 33 g (1.16 oz)
Microphone length: 45 mm (1.8 in)
Cable length: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Polarity: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage at MicroDot pin (and pin 2 on DAD6001 XLR adapter)
Operating temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)
Relative humidity: Up to 90 %
Gooseneck, length: 140 mm (5.5 in)


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