DPA MICROPHONES Micro Shotgun Microphone User Manual

4097 COREMicro Shotgun MicrophoneUser’s Manual



With its small footprint and clear audio pick-up, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone can be used in the tightest spaces. It is optimized to pick up speech in applications such as in ENG/EFP broadcast or as a plant mic on film sets.The mic sits on a 10 cm (4 in) gooseneck with a built-in shock mount. A free-running nut on the MicroDot enables the mic to be quickly turned and locked in the correct position.

The microphone uses a small diaphragm pre-polarized condenser capsule with a supercardioid pickup pattern mounted in an interference tube, which sits inside of a replaceable foam windscreen.The interference tube in the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun increases its directionality while maintaining flat onaxis frequency response and consistent off-axis response. This allows the mic to isolate what you’re trying to pick up while attenuating sounds from the sides and rear.

Adapters for wireless

DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come and works with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom and many more.

Optional accessories

The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun works with a variety of optional accessories to increase its functionality. Not only can it be extended to double length using a gooseneck extension, it works with all of our standard clips and mounting options known from the 4099 Instrument Mic series, for example:


4097-DC-G-B00-0104097 CORE Micro Shotgun Mic, Black MicroDot, 10 cm (4 in) full Gooseneck

Directional characteristicsSupercardioidFrequency response20 Hz – 20 kHzEffective frequency range, ±2 dB, 20 cm (7.9 in)80 Hz – 15 kHz with 2 dB soft boost at 10 – 12 kHzSensitivity, nominal ±3 dB at 1 kHz16 mV/Pa; -36 dB re. 1 V/PaEquivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))Distortion (THD) <1%130 dB SPL RMS, 133 dB SPL peakDynamic rangeTyp. 110 dBMax. SPL, THD 10%135 dB SPL peakConnectorMicroDotColorBlackDimensionsWeight: 10 g (.35 oz)Microphone length: 10.4 cm (4 in)Full specsheet at: dpamicrophones.com//4097-shotgun 

Polar pattern


Frequency response

Measured at 20 cm (7.9 in)

Service & repairIf you are not satisfied with the characteristics exhibited by this product, please go to dpamicrophones.com/service for instructions.WarrantyThe 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone is covered by a two-year limited warranty.CE markingThis product conforms to all relevant directives approved by the European Commission.© May, 2020. DPA Microphones A/S Product features and specifications are subject to change without further notice.



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