DPA 4099-DC-1-101-P Stereo Microphone Kit for Piano


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The d:vote™ 4099P Stereo Microphone System for Piano is a piano miking solution that makes it easy to achieve a high level of isolation on stage. The solution also provides clean and transparent stereo sound quality with realistic dynamics. It is a complete system, which includes a pair of d:vote™ Instrument Microphones selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB.

The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone series is truly a musician’s mic without equal. With the legendary sonic characteristics of our d:dicate™ Microphones, this series allows you to achieve the purest reproduction of your instrument. The mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior gain-before-feedback. They offer extremely natural sound and are fully capable of handling the violin’s dynamic range and subtle details.

The versatile magnet mount/gooseneck system provides stable and repeatable positioning. The mics can easily be positioned at different angles to provide a variety of sound nuances. The system includes two 3-pin XLR adapters.

The mount can also be used with various instruments with magnetic surfaces.

Flexible adapter system

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. You are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a whole new microphone. And when you make the switch, you won’t hear any loss or change in sound quality.

microdot adapters overview

The d:fine™, d:screet™ and d:vote™ series of miniature microphones work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Zaxcom and many more. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come.

Find the adapter that fits your wireless system.

Optional gooseneck extension

The standard gooseneck length is 140 mm (5.5 in). An optional gooseneck extension unit is also available. This adds 50% extra length, which helps reach the sweet spot for some instruments.

Detachable cables

The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone series features cables that are detachable from the gooseneck. This makes it more convenient to mount the mic on an instrument before connecting it. The microphone comes with the 1.6 mm (0.06 in) miniature cable, which is appropriate for personal mounting on instruments. The heavy duty 2.2 mm (0.09 in) cable is ideal for PA and live gigs. You can choose between the different cable qualities, to tailor your mic to a specific task.

Learn to mount a d:vote™

Mic placement is important to getting the best sound, regardless of which instrument you play. We have created a visual guide to mounting the d:vote™ Instrument Microphone on various instruments.

Check out the guide.

“The piano is the lead instrument and it’s what everyone follows. If they lose the piano or it doesn’t sound clear to them, it makes their job very difficult. The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones have enabled me to achieve a better quality and a more natural sound, which is my ultimate goal.”

– Briand Parenteau, monitor engineer for legendary jazz musician, Dr. John



In the Box:

2-4099HI Instument Microphones

2-PC4099 Clip for Piano

2-CM1618B00 Adapter MicroDot Ext. Cable

2-DAD6001-BC Adapter for MicrDot to 3-Pin CLR w/Belt Clip



Typical on and off-axis response of a d:vote™ 4099



Directional pattern
Principle of Operation
    Pressure gradient
Cartridge type
   Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
   20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in)
    80 Hz – 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10-12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz
    6 mV/Pa; -44 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
    Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 μPa (max. 26 dB(A))
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)
    Typ. 71 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
    < 1% up to 123 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
    Typ. 100 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
    142 dB
Output impedance
    From MicroDot: 30 – 40 Ω. From DAD4099/DAD6001-BC: 100 Ω
Cable drive capability
    Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Output balance principle
    Signal balanced with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)
    > 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance)
    Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems
Current consumption
    Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
    33 g (1.16 oz)
Microphone diameter
    5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length
   45 mm (1.8 in)
Cable length
    1.8 m (5.9 ft)
Cable diameter
    1.6 mm (0.06 in) / 2.2 mm (0.09 in)
    +V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on DAD4099 or DAD6001-BC XLR adapter)
Temperature range
    -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH)
    Up to 90%
Maximum opening mounting clip
    35 mm
Gooseneck length
    140 mm (5.5 in)

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 3 in