DPA d:vote™ CORE 4099 Mic, Loud SPL with Clip for Bass

$1,019.00 inc. G.S.T


 d:vote™ CORE 4099B Instrument Microphone for Bass (4099-DC-1-201-B).

  1. CORE by DPA technology inside
  2. Supercardioid condenser microphone
  3. Handles high SPLs
  4. Superior gain-before-feedback
  5. Flexible and easy mounting
  6. Gentle and easy to mount on the instrument
  7. Detachable cable and a versatile gooseneck extender

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The d:vote™ CORE 4099 for Loud SPL is the perfect mic solution for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic upright bass. It offers a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pickup. There are several excellent placement possibilities on the instrument.

The microphone and its mounting system are both designed and optimized for the double bass. This ensures that the best mounting and audio reinforcement is achieved when performing live.

Choose a d:vote™ CORE 4099B Instrument Microphone for Bass (4099-DC-1-201-B).


Directional pattern


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






    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)


    +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



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