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DPA Microphones 4088 Directional Headset Microphone

DPA Microphones 4088 Directional Headset Microphone, 4008 Capsule, Directional Core, Act Headset, Black, T4F Wireless Adapter, Long Headset


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In operation, both the omni and directional headsets sound natural even before any equalization, and deliver impressive level without feedback, even when the user is positioned relatively close to a loudspeaker cluster. The classic 4088 Directional Headset Microphone is an 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 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 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 .25 in diameter, which allows for discreet use. It only weighs .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 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 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 4088 CORE gets a 14 dB increase in dynamic range.

IP58 Certified
All CORE by DPA technology microphones are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms:
  • Water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing
  • Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier at the core of the mic
  • Dual gold plating of the diaphragm

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-degree 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.

DPA Microphones' 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.

Model # 4088-DC-A-B10-LH

  • 4008 Capsule
  • Directional Core
  • Act Headset
  • Black
  • T4F Wireless Adapter
  • Long Headset


  • Cardioid Directional Pattern
  • 20 Hz - 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 100 Hz - 20 kHz (4-6 dB Soft Boost at 15 kHz) Frequency Range
  • Pristine Audio Quality
  • Lightweight and Flexible
  • Easy Mounting to the Left or Right
  • Resistant to Humidity
  • Flexible Adapter System Fits Most Professional Wireless Systems

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Things You Will Get:

  • Headset Microphone


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Microphone Type Headset
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 4008
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Output Impedence 30-40 ohms
Body Color Black
Connector Type T4F
Power Requirements 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
Weight 0.5 oz
Dimensions Microphone Diameter: 0.25", Microphone Length 0.5", Cable Length 3.9', Cable Diameter: 0.06"
Series 4008
Model 4088-DC-A-B10-LH
Warranty Info:

DPA Microphones A/S ("the Manufacturer") hereby declares that all microphones produced and supplied by the manufacturer are covered by a two-year warranty counting from the date of initial purchase from the manufacturer, with the exception of microphones from the d:facto and d:dicate (except 2006* and 2011*) series, which are covered by a five-year warranty. The five-year warranty is valid for microphones bought after Jan. 1, 2009.

The warranty is limited to the mechanical functionality of the microphones and such specifications as published by the Manufacturer. Regardless of an extended warranty period offered to distributors and suppliers, the warranty towards customers cannot exceed two years from the date of purchase by the customer. Under certain circumstances, the customer can be required to document the date of purchase. Your purchase invoice serves as your warranty registration. The invoice must state the date of purchase as well as name and serial number of the product.

The DPA warranty covers:

Only the microphone
Mechanical functionality
Documented specifications

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