DPA d:vote 4099B Clip Microphone for Bass  From DPA (B&K)

Perfect for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic upright bass, the 4099B offers a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pick-up as well as several excellent placement possibilities.

DPA Microphones (Bruel & Kjaer)

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Manufacturer's Description from DPA (B&K)

The 4099B is a unique clip microphone inheriting the sonic approach from the legendary DPA studio microphones to a new instrument microphone. The 4099B microphone and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for the double bass. This is to ensure the best possible mount and audio reinforcement is achieved when performing live. The 4099B attaches to the E and G string below the bridge and allows for microphone capsule placement in the sweet spot between bridge and fingerboard.

Representing years of research and development, the 4099 condenser microphones feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior gain-before-feedback. Fully capable of handling the double bass’s dynamic range and subtle details, these microphones live up to their pedigree with sound as accurate as DPA’s other world-class microphones.

Despite its tiny, discreet size and elegant, lightweight design, 4099B is extremely rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument, while the mounting system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your instrument nor changing the sonic character of it.

Reduce cable clutter on stage by using the DAO4099 Double Cable. The cable carries both the 4099 mic extension cable and a pick-up jack connection in one dual cable run in a nylon sock. The jack uses high quality Mogami cable and gold Neutrik connectors. At the instrument end there is a right-angled connector. The microphone extension is the DPA miniature cable.

Through the use of our extensive adapter system, the 4099 can be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via the included XLR connector and is also compatible with virtually any wireless system.

Fleet owners of 4099s will appreciate the multiplicity of using the microphone for a number of different instruments simply by moving the microphone/gooseneck part to another instrument clip from the range.

With its very flexible design for a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities along with its extremely natural sound, the 4099 is truly a musician’s mic without equal. Continuing DPA’s heritage of sonic excellence, this series of microphones achieves the purest reproduction of your instrument and therefore your full range of expression.

DPA Microphones (Bruel & Kjaer)

About Manufacturer

DPA Microphones A/S is a leading manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film, houses of worship, teleconference and sound reinforcement environments.

Specifications

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 123 dB SPL peak; < 1 % up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine
Dynamic range: 100 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
Color: 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)