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DPA d:vote™ 4099C Clip Microphone for Cello

The DPA d:vote 4099C is a super-cardioid clip on cello microphone representing a revolutionary concept in instrument microphones. Part of DPA's d:vote family of instrument microphones, everything about the 4099C has been designed to give you the most natural sounding cello in your live performances.

It also performs very well in studio situations, its fixed position on the instrument allows cellists more freedom in studio, with excellent results.

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The d:vote™ 4099C Cello Mic is the result of DPA’s extensive research and development into creating the ultimate microphone for live cello performance and recordings. The d:vote 4099 contains a highly directional capsule designed for use in ensembles, pit, 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 player’s cello, with low self-noise and high gain before feedback.

The d:vote 4099C microphone produces a very natural sound, both on and off axis, so that even in the unlikely event of spill, there are no unnatural harsh frequencies to deal with. The mounting system is designed to securely attach the gooseneck microphone to the cello by way of a rubber coated clamp which is very simple to fit and re-attach when required.

The 4099C mic for cello comes with a DAD4099 XLR adapter which requires 48v phantom power, but the mic can also be used with a wireless microphone system when coupled with the correct DPA adaptor.

DPA d:vote™ 4099C Specifications

Open specifications

Principle of operation: Supercardioid
Cartridge type: Pressure gradient
Frequency range: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in) distance: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB: 80 Hz to 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10 to 12 kHz
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: 6 mV/Pa; -44.5 dB re. 1 V/Pa
S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
Total harmonic distortion (THD): 71 dB
Dynamic range: <1 % up to 123 dB SPL peak; <1 120 RMS sine Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 100 dB
Output impedance: 142 dB
Cable drive capability: From MicroDot: 30 to 40 ohm, from DAD6001: 100 ohm
Output balance principle: 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): Signal balanced with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Power supply: > 60 dB at 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Current consumption:Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems; 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Connector: 1.5 mA; 3.5 mA with DAD6001 XLR adapter
Color: MicroDot
Weight: Black
Microphone length:33 g (1.16 oz)
Principle of operation: 45 mm (1.8 in)
Cartridge type: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Frequency range: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage at MicroDot pin (and pin 2 on DAD6001 XLR adapter)
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in) distance: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB: Up to 90 %
Equivalent noise level A-weighted: 140 mm (5.5 in)
S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Supercardioid
Total harmonic distortion (THD): Pressure gradient


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