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DPA 4099 CORE Piano Microphone Kit

The DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone Kit is a stereo super-cardioid microphone solution for piano representing a revolutionary concept in instrument microphones. Everything about the DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone Kit has been designed to give you the most natural piano sound possible.

CORE 4099 mics also perform very well in studio situations, with their innovative magnetic piano mounts allowing you to find the ideal position for the mics on any piano.

The DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone Kit comes with:

• 2 x CORE 4099 Microphones

• 2 x PC4099 Magnetic Piano Mounts

• Cables and XLR adapters

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The DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone Kit is the result of DPA’s extensive research and development into creating the ultimate clip on microphone for live piano performance and recordings.

Now with the inclusion of CORE by DPA amplifier technology, the DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone Kit includes a pair of Loud SPL 4099 variation mics, which have a dynamic range of 108dB and can withstand up to 142dB before clipping. The CORE by DPA amplifier technology assists in the production of a very transparent sound so that even in the unlikely event of spill, there are no unnatural harsh frequencies to deal with.

The capsule contains a highly directional capsule designed for use stage and orchestral settings where other instruments and monitoring may be in close proximity. The pick up pattern of the capsule ensures maximum isolation of the piano, with CORE technology providing low self-noise and high gain before feedback.

The ingenious magnetic mounting system is designed to securely attach the gooseneck mics inside the piano by way of a rubber coated magnetic clamps – very simple to fit and reposition.

The CORE stereo piano Microphone kit comes with:

• 2 x CORE 4099 Microphones

• 2 x PC4099 Magnetic Piano Mounts

• Cables and XLR adapters

DPA CORE 4099 Piano Microphone

Directional characteristics: Supercardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in) distance: 80 Hz to 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10 to 12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB: 6 mV/Pa; -44.5 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): 71 dB
Total harmonic distortion (THD): <1 % up to 131 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: 108 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 142 dB
Output impedance: From MicroDot: 30 to 40 ohm, from DAD6001: 100 ohm
Cable drive capability: 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001
Output balance principle: Signal balanced with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 60 dB at 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Power supply: Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems; 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Current consumption: 1.5 mA; 3.5 mA with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Connector: MicroDot
Color: Black
Weight: 33 g (1.16 oz)
Microphone length: 45 mm (1.8 in)
Cable length: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Polarity: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage at MicroDot pin (and pin 2 on DAD6001 XLR adapter)
Operating temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)
Relative humidity: Up to 90 %
Gooseneck, length: 140 mm (5.5 in)