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DPA Microphones


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

The new DPA d:vote CORE 4099 for Loud SPL is the perfect mic solution for PA amplification and live recording of an 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.

    • DPA d:vote CORE 4099 with Bass Clip Product Features:

      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).


      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
    • DPA d:vote CORE 4099 with Bass Clip 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)