DPA d:vote 4099 Piano

Condenser Clip on Microphone

  • Delivery includes: matched pair of microphones
  • Especially for grand piano
  • Polar pattern: super cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • With 2 dB soft boost @ 10 - 12 kHz
  • Max. SPL: 142 dB
  • Length of Gooseneck: 140 mm (Extension to 210 mm available Art. 294624 - not included)
  • Detachable cable
  • Cable length: 1.8 m
  • Cable diameter: 1.6 mm (optional cable (2.2 mm) available: Art. 289926 - not included)
  • Improved microphone mount ensures less structure-borne sound
  • B+K Connector
  • Incl. piano clamp and XLR phantom power adaptor DAD 6001

Further information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair Yes
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic super-cardioid
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1a Sound and Flexibility

Joachi, 22.03.2016
The mics transmit the sound almost 1: 1 and have a very low noise (Neumann KM 184 mt but still less).
I am absolutely amazed at the low feedback in life.

The sound engineer should take special care with the positioning of the microphones. Due to the close-up effect and the good directional character, a very great sound-shaping potential is available at the choice of position and distance to the sound source. Acoustic experimentation and a good hearing are in demand here.

The magnetic brackets can be used in many ways; Not only in the piano or at the piano, but also wherever the magnets stick: on tripods, metal cases etc. Here too, an appeal to the pleasure of experimenting!

Nevertheless, I have to the two mics, almost the complete attachment series, in order to gain even more flexibility in the use. The correct position is very important for the sound and also for the lowest possible feedback in life.
The brackets are not quite cheap, but very stable and well thought out. Cheap in my opinion after hardly in this quality. Once positioned the micro remains where it should capture the desired sound.

I have also tested the mics on drums. DPA sells a less sensitive micro-variant for louder signal sources such as drums and trumpet, but it has a much higher ground noise. However, even with the use of the more delicate piano models, I could not see any distortions at particularly loud impulses during the signal transmission. To this extent, these two mics remain for the time being my universal tools for the solo instrument pickup.
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AWESOME !

David5979, 01.06.2014
Finally a piano that sounds like a piano, with a simplicity of implementation and a child's play to vary the sounds. This remains the sound of proximity (you must love) but only or in addition to a couple of static (positioned further), these DPA 4099P are wonderful. I tested them on stage and the result is nickel: no hang, a natural sound and open. Just a bump to correct in mediums.
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