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DPA - 4088 (wired for Zaxcom)

DPA - 4088 (wired for Zaxcom)
Product Code: 4088-B03, 4088-C03, 4088-F03
Sales SKU: DPA4088

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The DPA 4088 is a miniature cardioid headset mic built on DPA's solid experience in microphone design and manufacturing, providing the best sounding directional headworn microphone available today for performing talent.

Open, natural and reliable are good words to describe this microphone. The high quality of the microphone itself means that you will hear the sound of the voice right away - not the sound microphone. In acoustically demanding live performance environments, where background noise and feedback are a concern, the 4088 will tackle these challenges with ease.

The smooth and elegant design of the 4088 makes it the most invisible headworn cardioid microphone today.  The capsule is a pre-polarized first order pressure gradient transducer, hidden in a small and lightweight housing with dimensions just slightly larger than DPA's omni capsules.

The mechanical design is based on the proven quality of the 4066 headset microphone. The headset mount is exactly the same; the boom however is 3 centimeters longer in order to meet the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. 

Available in three colors: black, beige and brown.  Boom length is available in 2 lengths: medium (100 mm) and large (120mm).  Wired with 3-pin Lemo conector for Zaxcom.


• Microphone (boom, headset, cable)

• A pre-mounted pop screen
• Five foam windscreens

Directional characteristics


Principle of operation

Pressure gradient

Cartridge type

Pre-polarized condenser element with vertical diaphragm

Frequency Range

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)

Equiv. noise level ITU-R BS.468-4

Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)

S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)

68 dB(A)

Total harmonic distortion (THD)

< 1 % THD up to 123 dB SPL peak; < 1 % THD up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine

Dynamic range

Typ. 97 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping

144 dB

Output impedance

30 - 40 ohm

Cable drive capability

Up to 300 m (984 ft)

Power supply

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.




Black, brown or beige

Microphone 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)


Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin

Operating temperature range

-10 to 45 °C (14 to 113 °F)

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