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DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional Lavalier Microphone

The DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional microphone has been designed for lavalier use in broadcast studios where the noise floor is slightly higher than normal, offering impressive off-axis rejection capability and a frequency response tailored for speech.

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The DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional Lavalier Microphone has been designed for use in broadcast studios where the noise floor is slightly higher and would not offer the ideal ambient situation.

The 4080’s directional characteristics – its cardioid polar pattern – enable better separation between of the source and the background noise. The DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional Lavalier Microphone comes with its own windshield and suspension system fitted to a flexible ball joint clip so it can be mounted either on the left or the right. To highlight speech intelligibility the frequency response has a gentle 4dB boost between 4 and 6Khz and a -5dB filter at 100Hz to further improve clarity.

The DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional Lavalier Microphone is terminated to a microdot connector and using the DPA adaptor system the microphone can be interfaced to virtually any available wireless microphone system or hard wired directly using the DPA XLR adapter (DAD6001-BC).

DPA CORE 4080 Miniature Directional Lavalier Microphone

Directional pattern Cardioid
Principle of operation Pressure gradient
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB 250 Hz – 17 kHz with typ. 4 dB soft boost at 4 – 6 kHz (-5 dB at 100 Hz)
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz 20 mV/Pa; -34 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
Distortion, THD < 1% - Legacy 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Distortion, THD < 1% - CORE 126 dB SPL RMS, 129 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 100 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 134 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 30 – 40 Ω
Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance) Min. 5 V – max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems or 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
Connector MicroDot
Color Black
Weight 15 g (0.5 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
Microphone diameter 10 mm (0.4 in)
Capsule diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length 30 mm (1.2 in)
Cable length 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Cable color Black
Cable diameter 1.6 mm (0.06 in)
Polarity Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%