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The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL is perfect for the entire saxophone family: soprano, alto, tenor or baritone. It also sounds great on the bass clarinet. It comes with a very versatile clip that can be used on all types of sax and brass instruments.
Let your instrument choose the mic
The 4099 CORE was designed to get the best performance out of your instrument, so make sure you choose the correct version. We have created clips and mounts to fit a wide range of popular instruments. Even if your instrument is not listed below, there is probably a solution that will meet your needs.
The true voice of your instrument
The 4099 Instrument Microphone 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 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE by DPA – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio.
- 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
Both the Loud- and Extreme-SPL versions of the 4099 CORE have a supercardioid polar pattern for high rejection and superior gain-before-feedback. The mic also retains a uniform off-axis frequency response to ensure a high-energy, clear live performance. The 4099 CORE also features an enhanced shock mount design, providing excellent isolation from handling noise and rumble. 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..
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.
DPA 4099 - Frequency response:
Typical on and off-axis response of a 4099
DPA 4099 - Polar Pattern
Typical directional characteristics of a 4099
|Principle of operation:||Pressure gradient|
|Cartridge type:||Pre-polarized condenser|
|Frequency response:||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Dynamic range:||Typ. 108 dB|
|Instrument:||With Clip for Sax - Loud SPL|
|Effective 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))|
|Distortion, THD < 1%:||128 dB SPL RMS, 131 dB SPL peak|
|Max. SPL, THD 10%:||142 dB SPL peak|
|Rated output impedance:||From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ω. From DAD4099-BC or DAD6001-BC: 100 Ω|
|Cable drive capability:||Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC/DAD4099-BC XLR Adapter|
|Output balance principle:||Signal balanced with DAD4099-BC or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter|
|Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR):||> 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD4099-BC or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter|
|Power supply (for full performance):||For wireless systems Min. 5 V - max. 10 V through DPA adapter|
With DAD6001-BC or DAD4099-BC: P48 (Phantom Power). Will work from 12 V
|Current consumption:||Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD4099-BC or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter|
|Polarity:||+V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on DAD4099-BC or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter)|
|Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz):||±1 dB|
|Microphone diameter:||5.7 mm (0.22 in)|
|Microphone length:||45 mm (1.8 in)|
|Cable length:||1.8 m (5.9 ft)|
|Temperature range:||-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)|
|Cable diameter:||1.6 mm (0.06 in) / 2.2 mm (0.09 in)|
|Relative humidity (RH):||Up to 90%|
|Gooseneck length:||140 mm (5.5 in)|