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DPA Microphones 4080 CORE Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector for Shure Transmitters (Black)

BH #DP4080DCDB10 • MFR #4080-DC-D-B10
DPA Microphones 4080 CORE Cardioid Lavalier Microphone with TA4F Connector for Shure Transmitters (Black)
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Presentation, Performance
  • Cardioid for Less Background & Feedback
  • For Shure Transmitters with TA4F
  • Handles Speech Volume up to 134 dB SPL
The black DPA 4080 CORE is a miniature cardioid lavalier microphone designed for use with wireless systems for live events, journalism, and broadcast applications. The electret-condenser capsule delivers crisp, clear, and intelligible speech, while the rugged yet unobtrusive design is well suited to the demands of professional live stage work and presentations.
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DPA Microphones Core 4080 Overview

The black DPA 4080 CORE is a miniature cardioid lavalier microphone designed for use with wireless systems for live events, journalism, and broadcast applications. The electret-condenser capsule delivers crisp, clear, and intelligible speech, while the rugged yet unobtrusive design is well suited to the demands of professional live stage work and presentations.

While small and visually unobtrusive, the 4080 uses DPA's CORE technology to deliver increased dynamic range and low self-noise for outstanding speech reproduction. Engineered for chest placement, the mic is pre-EQ'd with a 4 dB presence boost in the 4 to 6 kHz range to ensure clarity.

The cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the talent, picking up less audio from the sides and helping to reduce unwanted background sounds. This pattern works best for forward-facing talent speaking in the direction of the mic, including broadcast personalities and presenters; it also helps to reduce feedback issues when monitors and PA systems are employed for sound reinforcement.

With an SPL rating of 134 dB, the 4080 is more than capable of handling most standard speakers and presenters. The microphone is powered by 5 to 10V plug-in power from a wireless transmitter. This version of the mic features a TA4F connector compatible with Shure wireless microphone transmitters.

Wired with TA4F Connector

Compatible Wireless Transmitters

  • Shure: Works with Shure transmitters equipped with a TA4M connector, including the AD1, ADX1, AXT100TA4M, BLX1, GLXD1, MXW1, PGXD1, QLXD1, SLX1, SLXD1, ULX1, and ULXD1. Also supports Line 6 and TOA transmitters.

A Reliable, Broadcast-Quality Lavalier

Miniature Mic with a Crisp, Clear Sound

The 4080 CORE features a small capsule for a low-profile visual appearance. The diaphragm offers a nuanced sound optimized for speech.

Presence EQ Boost for Chest Placement

The mic is pre-EQ'd with a 4 dB soft boost in the 4 to 6 kHz range for clarity. The low-cut filter also helps to minimize low-end rumbles and reduce unwanted proximity-effect bass frequencies.

Normal Headroom for Standard Speech

The 4080 CORE features a sensitive capsule designed for standard speech applications at levels up to 134 dB SPL before clipping.

Cardioid Pickup Pattern

The cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the talent in front of the mic and provides a consistent frequency response, even for off-axis sounds at lower volume. The narrow pickup pattern helps reduce feedback problems from monitors and PA systems for clear, intelligible speech.

Windscreens and Clip Included

The DPA 4080 CORE includes a black foam windscreen, a white foam windscreen, and a lapel clip. The lapel clip offers a unique mounting design with a ball-shaped fixation spot, allowing the microphone to be easily turned in all directions. The clip fits both left- and right-side buttoned shirts.

DPA Microphones Core 4080 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
High-Pass Filter100 Hz
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency RangeCardioid Electret Condenser:
250 Hz to 17 kHz ±2 dB
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL Peak (Plug-In Power, 1% THD)
134 dB SPL Peak (Plug-In Power, 10% THD)
Impedance40 Ohms
Sensitivity20 mV/Pa
Dynamic Range100 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level23 dB A-Weighted
THD< 1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x TA4/Mini XLR 4-Pin Female (Lockable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length3.9' / 118.9 cm
Cable Diameter0.06" / 1.52 mm
Power
Operating Voltage5 to 10 V
Operating Current Consumption1.5 mA (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingAlligator Clip (via Integrated Hardware)
Operating Temperature-40 to 113°F / -40 to 45°C
Operating Humidity90%
Dimensionsø: 0.2 x L: 1.2" / ø: 5.7 x L: 30 mm
Weight0.5 oz / 15 g (Cable, with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 2.2 x 0.9"

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