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Discreet Upright Bass Mic with CORE Amp Technology


DPA's CORE amplifier design brings improved specs — lower distortion and increased dynamic range — to the already celebrated line of DPA d:vote 4099 miniature microphones. This results in even greater clarity, openness, and consistency onstage, for studio-quality sound in virtually any live environment.


The DPA d:vote CORE 4099B acoustic upright bass mic promises clean, faithful sound and high gain-before-feedback courtesy of its tight supercardioid polar pattern. The unobtrusive CORE 4099B clamps securely to your strings behind the bridge using a special clip, while its articulating gooseneck positions the mic right in the sweet spot — all without blocking sight lines or cluttering your stage. DPA is well regarded for the quality of its studio mics. Now you can take DPA performance to go with the DPA d:vote CORE 4099B upright bass mic.


How to mount the 4099 Instrument Mic on a bass with a DPA clip


Studio-grade sound, even onstage

The DPA d:vote CORE 4099B brings the sonic attributes of DPA's legendary studio microphones to a convenient, low-profile miking solution. The CORE 4099B's capsule and mounting system are specially designed for live-miking upright bass, ensuring you get the best possible sound when performing out.


CORE amplifier technology

DPA's CORE amplifier design reduces total harmonic distortion (THD) across the audible frequency spectrum and extends dynamic range by as much as 14dB (varies between Loud SPL and Extreme SPL capsule types). So whether you're playing subtle pianos or exuberant fortissimos, CORE helps your instrument come across as clean, clear, and robust, without compromise.


Natural tone. High output.

DPA's d:vote CORE 4099 mic is tonally tailored to complement a wide range of stage instruments, with a tight supercardioid polar pattern for high gain-before-feedback. With the purchase of optional mounts, the CORE 4099B can be used where all other CORE 4099 for Loud SPL mics are used.


Tough enough for touring

Despite its size, the DPA d:vote CORE 4099B is quite rugged. Its durable gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning, night after night, with a mounting system that won't mar your instrument's finish. What's more, the microphone can be unclipped and repositioned or moved to another source with only one hand.


Wired or wireless operation

The DPA d:vote CORE 4099B can be used as a standard phantom-powered wired mic via its included XLR connector. With optional adapters, it's compatible with virtually any wireless system.


DPA d:vote CORE 4099B for Loud SPL Upright Bass Microphone Features:

  • Meticulously designed to capture acoustic upright bass live
  • Offers studio-grade sound with superb gain-before-feedback
  • CORE amplifier design reduces THD and increases dynamic range
  • Rugged enough to meet touring demands
  • Clips to your bass without marring finish
  • Modular — can be used in place of any other CORE 4099 for Loud SPL microphone; requires optional mounts (not included)
  • Includes 6' cable and 5.5" gooseneck
  • Compatible with wireless systems — adapters sold separately
  • Requires +48V phantom power


Tech Specs

  • Microphone Type:Pre-polarized Condenser
  • Mono/Stereo:Mono
  • Polar Pattern:Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz
  • Frequency Range:80Hz-15kHz (±2dB)
  • Max SPL:152 dB SPL
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:66 dB (A weighted)
  • Self Noise:28 dB (A weighted)
  • Output Impedance:30-40 ohms
  • Color:Black
  • Connector:MicroDot, XLR adapter
  • Cable Length:5.9 ft. cable, 5.5" gooseneck
  • Power Source:Phantom Power (5V-50V)
  • Manufacturer Part Number:4099-DC-1-201-B

DPA 4099 CORE Instrument Microphone with Bass Mounting Clip

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