The d:vote™ 4099B Instrument Microphone for Bass is perfect 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. The mic clip attaches to the E- and G-string below the bridge. This ensures mic placement in the sweet spot between the bridge and fingerboard.
The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone series is unique. This series allows you to achieve the purest reproduction of your instrument. The mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior gain-before-feedback. They are fully capable of handling the double bass’s dynamic range and subtle details.
Known for their discreet size and elegance, these mics feature a lightweight design. Yet, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones are also rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument. The mounting system is designed to never blemish or scratch the finish of your instrument. The flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities.
Its flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities. It also offers extremely natural sound. The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone is truly a musician’s mic without equal.
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 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 and Zaxcom. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come.
What’s in the box
Main features of the d:vote™ 4099B Clip Mic for Double Bass
- Superior gain before feedback
- Flexible and easy one-hand mounting
- Gentle yet secure adhesion to instrument
- Compact, discreet size
- Detachable cable and versatile gooseneck extender
- Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems
d:vote™ 4099B Clip Mic for Double Bass Specifications
|Directional pattern:||Up to 90%|
|Principle of operation:||Pressure gradient|
|Cartridge type:||Pre-polarized condenser|
|Frequency range:||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Frequency range, ±2 dB, 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 123 dB SPL peak|
|Dynamic range:||Typ. 100 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|
|Weight:||46 g (1.62 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)|
|Polarity:||+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)|
|Gooseneck length:||140 mm (5.5 in)|
|Pick up / Polar pattern||Super-Cardioid|
|Dynamic range||100 dB|
|Output connector type||other|
|Maximum sound pressure level||142 dB|
|Frequency response||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity (1KHz)||6 mV/Pa; -44.5 dB re. 1 V/Pa|
|Total harmonic distortion||< 1 % up to 123 dB SPL peak; < 1 % up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine|
|Weight (g)||33 g|
|Market Sector||Place of Worship, Theatre, Live Sound, Recording Studio|