Body-worn microphones

This is a Special Order Item

CORE Slim Directional Flex Headset Mic, 100 mm Boom, Beige,MicrDot 4188-DC-F-F00-MH

Product Code: DP-4188C-F-F00-M

Brand
DPA Microphones
 
Unit of Measure
EACH
2 Year
Technical Specifications
Brands DPA Microphones
Series d:fine
  • Details
  • Downloads
  • Where to Buy
  • Ordering

CORE Slim Directional Flex Headset Mic


  • CAPSULE: Slim Directional Capsule (4188)
  • AMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY: CORE by DPA
  • WEARING STYLE: Headset (Two ears)
  • BOOM LENGTH: Medium (100 mm)
  • COLOR: Beige
  • TERMINATION: MicroDot (for use with detachable connectors)
  • WIRED OR WIRELESS: Microdot Only
  • ACCESSORIES:
    • Clothing clip
    • ID rings and cover
    • Foam windscreen
    • Makeup filter

Legendary sound - flexible headset
  • Pristine audio quality
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Easy mounting to the left or right
  • Minimal visual impact
  • Resistant to humidity
  • Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems
Combining the legendary sound of the 4088 Directional Capsule with the lightweight and flexible d:fine™ Headset system, the d:fine™ 4288 Directional Headset Microphone is ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications. It offers accurate and natural voice intelligibility and very high-SPL capabilities – users can both speak and sing into the mic with no hint of distortion.

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, the 4088 Directional Capsule will tackle these challenges with ease. The bass response is designed for optimal linearity at 2-3 cm (1 in) 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 microphone capsule is also optimized for low distortion as well as humidity resistance.

The d:fine™ 4288 is available as an earset or headset. Earset variants are the quickest to put on and often the best choice when miking needs to be fast and easy for example for conference use. Headset variants sit more securely around the head and are ideal for active performance situations. Both types are ergonomically designed to fit comfortably and easily. This mic adjusts to fit any ear size and head shape while at the same time it mounts securely and is hardly visible. By rotating the boom and the ear hook, the microphone can be easily used on either the left or the right ear. The connector splits the cable from the microphone boom allowing you to swap broken cables and / or wireless connectors quickly.

Two directional boom lengths are available to accommodate different applications and head sizes: 120 mm (4.7 in) and 100 mm (3.9 in). The boom on this directional mic 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. The 120 mm (4.7 in) is the standard boom length that fits most people.

Legacy or CORE by DPA - The choice is yours
The legacy d:fine™ 4288 Directional Headset 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 4288 Directional Headset gets a 14 dB increase Dynamic range as the 1% THD point is higher. What can’t be seen on the specifications is that the CORE delivers an even more open and clear sound.

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

Dynamic range: Typ. 111 dB

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

Read more about the durability of all our CORE by DPA technology microphones.

CORE by DPA availability
The d:fine™ 4288 Directional Headset is available with CORE by DPA. The earset version (d:fine™ 4188) will be available with CORE in May 2018.

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. 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.


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 with 3 dB soft boost at 8 - 20 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. 95 dB
Dynamic range - CORE Typ. 111 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping 144 dB
Output impedance From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ω. From DAD6001-BC: 100 Ω
Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Output balance principle Signal balanced with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance) Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems
Current consumption Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Connector MicroDot
Color Black or beige
Weight Microphone boom: 0.8 g (0.03 oz). Earhook: 1.1 g (0.04 oz). Cabel: 6.6 g (0.23 oz). Total: 8.5 g (0.30 oz)
Microphone diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Cable length 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
Cable color Black or beige
Cable diameter 1.6 mm (0.06 in)
Polarity +V at MicroDot pin for positive sound pressure (and pin 2 on DAD6001-BC XLR adapter)
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Fully compatible
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%

Product Documents

No documents available

Ordering from Amber Technology

Logging in

New to Amber Technology?

You can place an order using guest checkout, and we’ll email your order details when we ship.

You can register by following this link. When you register, we will retain your order history and checkout information for future transactions. Registration is quick and free. We’ll never share your registration details outside Amber Technology.

Are you an Amber Technology account customer?

Your user id is the email address that’s recorded for your account. If you don’t know or have forgotten your password, please reset it using this link.

If you need help with any login or site-related issues, please contact us here.

Shipping

Orders placed though the Amber Technology website are despatched from our Sydney warehouse. Orders placed before 1.00pm Sydney time (for items in stock) will generally be shipped on the same day. 

We ship using Australia Post and Startrack Express. We deliver Australia-wide to residential, business and PO box addresses.

Shipping is free for all orders over $275 including GST (effective 1 March 2018). There is a $22 (including GST) shipping and handling charge for all orders under $275 including GST. 

Tracking

You can track your shipment through the web sites of our couriers:

Australia Post

Star Track Express 

We will email the tracking number for your shipment shortly after it’s been despatched. If you have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us.

Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

All items purchased from Amber Technology will be covered under warranty. The duration and terms of this warranty are specified by the manufacturer unless otherwise stated. Warranty information is available on the individual product listings on this site.

Refurbished items will include a 12 month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us. 

Amber Technology maintains a nation-wide network of carefully selected Authorised Service Agents to ensure that you are never far from convenient, expert technical and service support. If your item develops a problem and requires servicing under warranty, please contact your local Authorised Service Agent.

Stock Availability

The availability of stock is communicated via the indicator of each product listing page. "Available" means that reasonable stock is in our warehouse, ready for immediate shipment. "Limited Stock" means that we have only a small number of items in stock. "Out of Stock" means this item is currently unavailable for immediate shipment - orders placed for ‘Out of Stock’ items will be fulfilled as soon as replacement stock arrives.

"Special Order” items are products that are not generally kept in stock in Australia. Lead times for Special Order items vary depending on country of origin, manufacturer’s stock levels, factory production schedules and/or incoming shipment transit times. Please contact us for an estimate as to the likely lead time.

Refurbished items

If refurbished stock is available, this will be shown on the summary page for the product. If a product listing only allows you to choose refurbished stock, we are not holding new stock and we can no longer obtain new stock.

Refurbished items are always in perfect working order and will include all accessories. Refurbished items are may

  • have a damaged carton
  • have been used for demonstrations
  • have been repaired
  • have minor imperfections that do not impact performance.

Refurbished items include a 12-Month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Technical Support

Please visit the Get Support page to find a service agent, log a service ticket, or ask a technical question about your product.

Returns

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us.