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DPA Microphones


DPA d:vote™ CORE 4099 Mic, Loud SPL with Clip for Violin, Banjo, Viola


The d:vote™ CORE 4099 for Loud SPL is perfect for the violin, banjo and viola. Users will appreciate how gently this condenser mic adheres to their prized instrument.It is elegant, lightweight, unobtrusive and designed to stay out of the way during a passionate performance. The mounting mechanism makes it easy to move the mic between instruments with one hand.

    • Product Features:

      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
    • Technical Specifications:

      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)