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DPA upgrades popular 4099 instrument mic series to d:vote™

DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new d:vote™ range of microphones at Prolight + Sound 2012, Hall 8, F22.

Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has been enhanced with a new shock mount to provide even better absorption, and an upgraded cable available in a heavy duty 2.2 mm and a 1.55 mm diameter version, which can now be detached from the end of the gooseneck. Offering further flexibility is an extension unit for the gooseneck supplied with the mic, which extends its length by 50%.  

DPA’s 4099 series has been widely taken up by international artists including Sting, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Ricketts, as well as becoming an indispensable tool for gigging musicians around the world, who are convinced that no other live instrument mic can accurately capture their acoustic tone so well.

“After a long introduction the 4099s have more than tripled the amount of microphones sold in the last two years and the curve is only going up,” says DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “We have listened to what our users want, and the new improvements make it even more durable and less sensitive to handling noise. The new extension unit brings maximum to demanding applications, achieving just the right sound from the instrument.”

d:vote condenser mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for highly uniform off-axis frequency response and superior gain-before-feedback. Capable of handling high sound pressure levels, these microphones live up to DPA’s pedigree of breathtaking clarity and richness.

Despite its tiny, discreet size and lightweight design, d:vote is rugged and stable, while the versatile and extendable gooseneck provides stable positioning. The mics can easily be unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand. d:vote’s microphone mounting system is designed to be extremely gentle, never marring the finish of an instrument.

The MicroDot connector and more than 35 DPA adapters ensure compatibility with just about any wireless system, and the product can also be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via its supplied XLR connector.


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