Originally Posted by paperbag1213
Hello, I was interested in getting a DPA mic but I'm not sure what preamp (phantom) that I need to use. Is there a preamp that I could attach to my bass. ie not have a stomp box or anything like that.
Any Phantom Power supply will work, but the mic sounds best with one that provides 48 volts. Take a look at the chart below. DPA actually makes a one channel battery powered one, but it costs @$300.00. It's the smallest one I know of, and even it would't attach to the instrument easily. Since I don't use the mic, in conjunction with my amplifier, I never need one. As good as that mic is, it will still feed back into an amp. If you intend to use the 4099 with an amp you will need the features of a "stomp box" like the Headway EDB-1 to keep it from feeding back into the amp.