Cardioid Headworn Microphone on Adjustable Headband, Black, Microdot (Connector Required)
DPA 4088 is a miniature cardioid headband built on the finest DPA experiences in microphone design and manufacturing, providing the best sounding directional headworn microphone available today for performing talent of various sorts.
Open, natural and reliable are the most describing words for this microphone. The high quality of the microphone itself means, that you will hear the sound of the voice right away - not the microphone. In acoustically demanding live performance environments, where background noise and feedback is a concern, the 4088 will tackle these challenges with ease.
The smooth and elegant design of the 4088 makes it the most invisible headworn cardioidmicrophone today. Sound quality, visual elegance and versatility go hand in hand to transform every show into the performance of a lifetime. The capsule is a pre-polarized first order pressure gradient transducer, hidden in a small and lightweight housing with dimensions just slightly larger than our omni capsules.
The mechanical design is based on the proven build quality of the 4066 headband microphone. The headband mount is exactly the same; the boom however is 3 centimeters longer, to be able to match the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. The flexibility and stability of this construction is unique and has no equal.
Available in three colors: black, beige and brown, and also available with connector.
Pop screens included Five pop screens in the same color as the 4088 are enclosed. Additional pop screens are available:
DUA0574 Pop Screens for 4088, black, 5 pcs. DUA0575 Pop Screens for 4088, beige, 5 pcs. DUA0576 Pop Screens for 4088, brown, 5 pcs.
open and natural sound
unequalled flexibility and stability
available in three colors and three sizes
Directional characteristics: Cardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenserelement with vertical diaphragm
Frequency range, +/- 2 dB: 100 Hz - 20 kHz (4 - 6 dB soft boost at 15 kHz)
Sensitivity, nominal, +/-3 dB at 1 kHz: 6 mV/Pa; 44 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noiselevel ITU-R BS.468-4: Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)
S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dBSPL): 68 dB (A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 123 dBSPLpeak; < 1 % up to 120 dBSPLRMS sine
Dynamic range: Typ. 97 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 144 dB
Output impedance: 30 - 40 ohm
Cable drive capability: Up to 300 m (984 ft)
Power supply: For wireless systems: Min. 5 V - max. 50 V through DPA adapter. With DAD6001-BC/DAD6024/DAD4099: 48 V phantom power +/-4 V for full performance.
Color: Black, brown or beige
Microphone weight: 14 g (0.5 oz) incl. cable and MicroDot connector
Microphone diameter: 5.5 mm (0.25 in)
Microphone length: 11 mm (0.5 in)
Cable length: 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Cable diameter: 1.6 mm (0.06 in)
Polarity: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin
Operating temperature range: -10 to 45 C (14 to 113 F)
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Performance Audio is an authorized DPA Microphones dealer. Close your eyes and listen. From the subtlest nuances of a solo violin or vocalist to the thunderous intensity of a full brass section or drum kit, it's all there, spectacularly pure and uncolored. The sound is so crisp and detailed that you begin to create a mental picture of what the recording environment looked like. The microphones responsible? DPA, of course.
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