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{"id":4464135962670,"title":"DPA d:fine™ CORE 4088 Directional Headset Mic, Black, Small","handle":"dpa-d-fine-core-4088-directional-headset-mic-black-small","description":"\u003cp\u003ed:fine™\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e4088 Directional Headset Microphone\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOpen and natural sound\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePristine audio quality\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLightweight and flexible\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEasy mounting to the left or right\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eResistant to humidity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe classic d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone is the industry standard in professional headset mics. It offers an open and natural sound making it ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis mic provides excellent off-axis rejection in high-SPL situations. It efficiently suppresses distant sound sources making it perfect for demanding live performance environments where background noise and feedback are concerns. In high-SPL events, or when feedback is a concern, this microphone will tackle these challenges with ease. The bass response is designed for optimal linearity at 2-3 cm (1 inch) from the sound source. This means that the bass roll-off will be relatively prominent at a greater distance - a paramount factor when it comes to rejection of background noise and in the fight to avoid feedback.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe smooth and elegant design of the d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone makes it the most invisible head-worn true cardioid microphone in the world. This microphone has a secure, dual-ear design that can be used for various performing talent applications. It has a small .64 cm (.25 in) diameter, which allows for discreet use. It only weighs 14 g (.5 oz) and is very comfortable when worn for long periods. The microphone can be mounted on the right or left side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe boom is 3 cm (1 in) longer than on the omnidirectional version, which matches the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. To avoid \"popping\", the capsule should not be placed directly in front of the mouth\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLegacy or CORE by DPA – the choice is yours\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe legacy d:fine™ 4088 has always been, and still is, one of the most clear, consistent and robust miniature microphones you can find on the market. It’s known for working across a wide dynamic range as well as exhibiting low distortion across all SPLs. 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The unique DPA capsule technique however skips the colorization of the sound coming from the sides or the rear of the mic and just reduces the sensitivity to these angles and thereby offers perfect sound stages. The amount of damping depends on the exact specifications of the mic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA cardioid microphone is, by definition, damped -6 dB at the 90°side entry of the microphone but for many, the word cardioid generally covers mics with a directional pattern versus omnis, which pick up sound from all directions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDue to their nature, directional mics are often used on the live stage – both during concerts as well as spoken-word events, to capture the focused sound of an instrument or voice. The narrow angle of sensitivity helps to minimize the bleed from other sounds on a busy stage. One thing to note with cardioid mics is the proximity effect, which causes an increase in bass response the closer the microphone is moved to the sound source. Therefore, when judging mic specs you should always look for a statement stating the distance at which the flat frequency response has been measured. In addition, cardioid mics are far more sensitive to wind, pop and handling noises than omni mics, so be sure to take precautions to guard against this.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdapter system gives you flexibility\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities when choosing the MicroDot termination and an adapter. 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 completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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. 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It offers an open and natural sound making it ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis mic provides excellent off-axis rejection in high-SPL situations. It efficiently suppresses distant sound sources making it perfect for demanding live performance environments where background noise and feedback are concerns. In high-SPL events, or when feedback is a concern, this microphone will tackle these challenges with ease. The bass response is designed for optimal linearity at 2-3 cm (1 inch) from the sound source. This means that the bass roll-off will be relatively prominent at a greater distance - a paramount factor when it comes to rejection of background noise and in the fight to avoid feedback.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe smooth and elegant design of the d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone makes it the most invisible head-worn true cardioid microphone in the world. This microphone has a secure, dual-ear design that can be used for various performing talent applications. It has a small .64 cm (.25 in) diameter, which allows for discreet use. It only weighs 14 g (.5 oz) and is very comfortable when worn for long periods. The microphone can be mounted on the right or left side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe boom is 3 cm (1 in) longer than on the omnidirectional version, which matches the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. To avoid \"popping\", the capsule should not be placed directly in front of the mouth\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLegacy or CORE by DPA – the choice is yours\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe legacy d:fine™ 4088 has always been, and still is, one of the most clear, consistent and robust miniature microphones you can find on the market. It’s known for working across a wide dynamic range as well as exhibiting low distortion across all SPLs. If you need to squeeze a little more performance out of your mics, choose CORE. The d:fine™ CORE 4088 gets a 14 dB increase in dynamic range:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTotal harmonic distortion: \u0026lt; 1% THD up to 137 dB SPL peak\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDynamic range: Typ. 111 dB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA bit about cardioids\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNamed for its “heart shaped” polar pattern, a cardioid (or directional) microphone has the most sensitivity at the front and is least sensitive from the sides and at the back. They come in many variations – with wider or narrower angles of sensitivity (supercardioid, hypercardioid, wide cardioid etc.). Although cardioids also pick up sound coming in from the sides, this off-axis sound will normally be more or less colored and damped. The unique DPA capsule technique however skips the colorization of the sound coming from the sides or the rear of the mic and just reduces the sensitivity to these angles and thereby offers perfect sound stages. The amount of damping depends on the exact specifications of the mic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA cardioid microphone is, by definition, damped -6 dB at the 90°side entry of the microphone but for many, the word cardioid generally covers mics with a directional pattern versus omnis, which pick up sound from all directions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDue to their nature, directional mics are often used on the live stage – both during concerts as well as spoken-word events, to capture the focused sound of an instrument or voice. The narrow angle of sensitivity helps to minimize the bleed from other sounds on a busy stage. One thing to note with cardioid mics is the proximity effect, which causes an increase in bass response the closer the microphone is moved to the sound source. Therefore, when judging mic specs you should always look for a statement stating the distance at which the flat frequency response has been measured. In addition, cardioid mics are far more sensitive to wind, pop and handling noises than omni mics, so be sure to take precautions to guard against this.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdapter system gives you flexibility\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities when choosing the MicroDot termination and an adapter. 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 completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirectional pattern Cardioid\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrinciple of operation Pressure gradient\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCartridge type Pre-polarized condenser\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrequency range, ±2 dB, Near field 2-3 cm (0.8 - 1.2 in) 100 Hz - 20 kHz (4 - 6 dB soft boost at 15 kHz)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz 6 mV\/Pa; 44 dB re. 1 V\/Pa\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 26 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 28 dB(A))\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eS\/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL) Typ. 68 dB (A)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTotal harmonic distortion (THD) - Legacy \u0026lt; 1% up to 123 dB SPL peak; \u0026lt; 1% up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTotal harmonic distortion (THD) - CORE \u0026lt; 1% THD up to 137 dB SPL peak\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDynamic range - Legacy Typ. 97 dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDynamic range - CORE Typ. 111 dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax. 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Cable and MicroDot connector\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMicrophone diameter 5.5 mm (0.25 in)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMicrophone length 11 mm (0.5 in)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCable length 1.2 m (3.9 ft)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCable diameter 1.6 mm (0.06 in)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePolarity Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTemperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelative humidity (RH) Up to 90%\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

DPA d:fine™ CORE 4088 Directional Headset Mic, Black, Small

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d:fine™

4088 Directional Headset Microphone

Open and natural sound

  • Pristine audio quality
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Easy mounting to the left or right
  • Resistant to humidity
  • Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems

The classic d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone is the industry standard in professional headset mics. It offers an open and natural sound making it ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications.

This mic provides excellent off-axis rejection in high-SPL situations. It efficiently suppresses distant sound sources making it perfect for demanding live performance environments where background noise and feedback are concerns. In high-SPL events, or when feedback is a concern, this microphone will tackle these challenges with ease. The bass response is designed for optimal linearity at 2-3 cm (1 inch) from the sound source. This means that the bass roll-off will be relatively prominent at a greater distance - a paramount factor when it comes to rejection of background noise and in the fight to avoid feedback.

The smooth and elegant design of the d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone makes it the most invisible head-worn true cardioid microphone in the world. This microphone has a secure, dual-ear design that can be used for various performing talent applications. It has a small .64 cm (.25 in) diameter, which allows for discreet use. It only weighs 14 g (.5 oz) and is very comfortable when worn for long periods. The microphone can be mounted on the right or left side.

The boom is 3 cm (1 in) longer than on the omnidirectional version, which matches the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. To avoid "popping", the capsule should not be placed directly in front of the mouth

Legacy or CORE by DPA – the choice is yours

The legacy d:fine™ 4088 has always been, and still is, one of the most clear, consistent and robust miniature microphones you can find on the market. It’s known for working across a wide dynamic range as well as exhibiting low distortion across all SPLs. If you need to squeeze a little more performance out of your mics, choose CORE. The d:fine™ CORE 4088 gets a 14 dB increase in dynamic range:

Total harmonic distortion: < 1% THD up to 137 dB SPL peak

Dynamic range: Typ. 111 dB

A bit about cardioids

Named for its “heart shaped” polar pattern, a cardioid (or directional) microphone has the most sensitivity at the front and is least sensitive from the sides and at the back. They come in many variations – with wider or narrower angles of sensitivity (supercardioid, hypercardioid, wide cardioid etc.). Although cardioids also pick up sound coming in from the sides, this off-axis sound will normally be more or less colored and damped. The unique DPA capsule technique however skips the colorization of the sound coming from the sides or the rear of the mic and just reduces the sensitivity to these angles and thereby offers perfect sound stages. The amount of damping depends on the exact specifications of the mic.

A cardioid microphone is, by definition, damped -6 dB at the 90°side entry of the microphone but for many, the word cardioid generally covers mics with a directional pattern versus omnis, which pick up sound from all directions.

Due to their nature, directional mics are often used on the live stage – both during concerts as well as spoken-word events, to capture the focused sound of an instrument or voice. The narrow angle of sensitivity helps to minimize the bleed from other sounds on a busy stage. One thing to note with cardioid mics is the proximity effect, which causes an increase in bass response the closer the microphone is moved to the sound source. Therefore, when judging mic specs you should always look for a statement stating the distance at which the flat frequency response has been measured. In addition, cardioid mics are far more sensitive to wind, pop and handling noises than omni mics, so be sure to take precautions to guard against this.

Adapter system gives you flexibility

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities when choosing the MicroDot termination and an adapter. 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 completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

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.

Specifications

  • Directional pattern Cardioid
  • Principle of operation Pressure gradient
  • Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
  • Frequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency range, ±2 dB, Near field 2-3 cm (0.8 - 1.2 in) 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 noise level, A-weighted Typ. 26 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 28 dB(A))
  • Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL) Typ. 68 dB (A)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD) - Legacy < 1% up to 123 dB SPL peak; < 1% up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD) - CORE < 1% THD up to 137 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range - Legacy Typ. 97 dB
  • Dynamic range - CORE Typ. 111 dB
  • Max. SPL, peak before clipping 144 dB
  • Output impedance 30 - 40 Ω
  • Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft)
  • Power supply (for full performance) 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
  • Connector MicroDot
  • Color Black, beige or brown
  • 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
  • Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
  • Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%
Sku: 4088-DC-A-B00-LH-S
Vendor: DPA

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