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DPA Microphones DPA SC4098-BX45  From DPA (B&K)

DPA SC4098-BX45 | Super Cardioid mic, Black

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Manufacturer's Description from DPA (B&K)

Clean, intelligible sound is key when a speaker is addressing a crowd. d:screet™ SC4098 Supercardioid Podium Microphones deliver high intelligibility. This combines controlled directionality with rejection of background noise. These microphones are designed around d:screet™ Miniature Microphone Capsules and interference tube technology.

The SC4098 lends itself to a host of applications such as hanging mic applications or for a wireless podium solution. d:screet™ SC4098 Supercardioid Podium Microphones are available with a MicroDot connector. This makes them suitable for a wireless setup. No more cables across the stage; simply connect the podium microphone with a wireless transmitter. Your stage setup is more flexible than ever. 

d:screet™ SC4098 Supercardioid Podium Microphones offer extraordinarily high speech intelligibility and clarity of voice. They provide linear, natural sound combined with an elegant visual look of Scandinavian design.

Boom pole lengths and gooseneck choices can be tailored for specific requests. Standard types, 30 cm (12 in) and 45 cm (18 in) with top and bottom goosenecks, are available in black. The short 15 cm (6 in) variant is ideal for table or hanging applications and comes in both black and white.


The SC4098 Supercardioid Podium Microphone is available in many variants. It comes in either black or white, with either an XLR or a MicroDot termination and in five lengths ranging from 16 cm (6 in) to 122 cm (48 in). 

Connector Color Length of a d:screet™ SC4098
    16 cm (6 in) 28 cm (11 in) 43 cm (17 in) 77 cm (30 in) 122 cm (48 in)
Microdot Black x x x x x
Microdot White x x x    
    20 cm (8 in) 32 cm (13 in) 47 cm (18 in) 77 cm (30 in) 122 cm (48 in)
XLR-3M Black x x x x x
XLR-3M White x x x    

*Custom variants are available on request.

Flexible adapter system

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. You are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a whole new microphone. And when you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

The d:fine™d:screet™ and d:vote™ series of miniature microphones work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, 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.


The product offers the following features
Outstanding audio quality
Wireless podium mic capability
Highly directional – very isolated
High rejection of radio frequency interference
Sleek Scandinavian design
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.


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)
MicroDot: 80 Hz - 15 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 8-15 kHz
XLR-3M: 100 Hz - 15 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 8-15 kHz and permanent 2nd order low-cut filter at 80 Hz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz
16 mV/Pa; -36 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 35 dB (max. 38 dB)
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 125 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 102 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
135 dB
Output impedance
From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ω. From XLR connector or DAD6001 XLR Adapter: 100 Ω
Minimum load impedance
2 kΩ
Cable drive capability
Up to 300 m (984 ft) with XLR connector or DAD6001 XLR Adapter
Output balance principle
Signal balanced with XLR connector og DAD6001 XLR Adapter
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)
> 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001 XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance)
MicroDot: Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems
or 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
XLR-3M: 48 V phantom power ±4 V
Current consumption
Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001 XLR Adapter
MicroDot or XLR-3M
Black or white
16 cm (6 in): 12 g (0.4 oz)
28 cm (11 in): 20 g (0.7 oz)
43 cm (17 in): 28 g (1.0 oz)
77 cm (30 in): 55 g (1.9 oz)
122 cm (48 in): 67 g (2.4 oz)

16 cm (6 in): 75 g (2.6 oz)
28 cm (11 in): 80 g (2.8 oz)
43 cm (17 in): 88 g (3.1 oz)
77 cm (30 in): 115 g (4.1 oz)
122 cm (48 in): 127 g (4.5 oz)
Microphone diameter
10 mm (0.4 in)
Capsule diameter
5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length
Microdot: 16 cm (6 in), 28 cm (11 in), 43 cm (17 in), 77 cm (30 in), 122 cm (48 in)
XLR-3M: 20 cm (8 in), 32 cm (13 in), 47 cm (18 in), 77 cm (30 in), 122 cm (48 in).
+V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on XLR connector or DAD6001 XLR adapter)
Temperature range
-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative Humidity
Up to 90%