• Natural sound – easy to blend with pick-up
• Flexible and easy mounting
• Mount has no impact on acoustic sound
• Detachable cable and versatile gooseneck extender
Perfect for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic upright
bass, the 4099B offers a sound that is considerably more natural
than an internal microphone or pick-up as well as several excellent
The 4099B is a unique clip microphone inheriting the sonic approach
from the legendary DPA studio microphones to a new instrument
microphone. The 4099B microphone and mounting system is
meticulously designed and optimized for the double bass. This is to
ensure the best possible mount and audio reinforcement is achieved
when performing live. The 4099B attaches to the E and G string
below the bridge and allows for microphone capsule placement in the
sweet spot between bridge and fingerboard.
Representing years of research and development, the 4099 condenser
microphones feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior
gain-before-feedback. Fully capable of handling the double
bass’s dynamic range and subtle details, these microphones
live up to their pedigree with sound as accurate as DPA’s
other world-class microphones.
Despite its tiny, discreet size and elegant, lightweight design,
4099B is extremely rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable
and repeatable positioning. The mics can be easily unclipped and
repositioned or moved to another instrument, while the mounting
system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your
instrument nor changing the sonic character of it.
Reduce cable clutter on stage by using the DAO4099 Double Cable.
The cable carries both the 4099 mic extension cable and a pick-up
jack connection in one dual cable run in a nylon sock. The jack
uses high quality Mogami cable and gold Neutrik connectors. At the
instrument end there is a right-angled connector. The microphone
extension is the DPA miniature cable.
Through the use of our extensive adapter system, the 4099 can be
used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via the included
XLR connector and is also compatible with virtually any wireless
Fleet owners of 4099s will appreciate the multiplicity of using the
microphone for a number of different instruments simply by moving
the microphone/gooseneck part to another instrument clip from the
With its very flexible design for a wide variety of mounting and
positioning possibilities along with its extremely natural sound,
the 4099 is truly a musician’s mic without equal. Continuing
DPA’s heritage of sonic excellence, this series of
microphones achieves the purest reproduction of your instrument and
therefore your full range of expression.
Optional gooseneck extension
Standard gooseneck length is 140 mm (5.5 in), which can be altered
with the optional gooseneck extension unit, adding another 50% to
the length, helping to achieve exactly the sweet spot for the
The updated 4099 range features detachable cable from gooseneck, so
it’s more convenient to mount the mic on an instrument before
connecting it. Furthermore, the choice of different cable qualities
makes it possible to tailor your mic to the specific task, such as
choosing the heavy duty 2.2 mm cable for PA/Live gigs or the
easier-to-hide, thinner miniature cable for personal mounting on
instruments where you don’t want the cable weight to
interfere with your performance. In case of cable break, service is
easy and fast.
Adapters for wireless microphones
A wide range of connection adapters makes it possible to use DPA
miniature microphones with all professional UHF, VHF or digital
wireless system available plus 48 V Phantom.
DPA has specific adapters for AKG, Audio Ltd., Audio-Technica,
Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, Lectrosonics, Micron, Mipro, Pastega,
Telex ProStar, Ramsa, Samson, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Toa, Vega
and other systems. Each adapter for your cordless microphone is
guaranteed to perfectly mate to your system of choice.