DPA 4090 Omnidirectional Microphone

This high-quality omnidirectional condenser microphone is suitable for instrument-miking applications in the studio or on the stage.

With 134 dB SPL handling, this microphone can be used with essentially any instrument from acoustic guitar and strings to piano and wind instruments. Due to their remarkably linear frequency response in the 20 Hz to 20 kHz range, sound system engineers can also use these mics for sound system alignment, testing and tuning.

The rugged and compact design features a 5.4 mm (.21 in) diameter pre-polarized condenser capsule in a tapered body measuring just 12 cm (4.76 in).

An omnidirectional microphone has sensitivity at all angles – in principle picking up sound equally from all directions. This gives you extremely natural and realistic sound compared to a cardioid mic. Omni mics are often used for picking up ambient sounds, as well as miking a large sound source such as a choir in a recording situation. Unfortunately, due to their pickup pattern, omnis can also produce a lot of feedback in live situations.

 

 

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