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Powering a DPA 4099B

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Aarongermain, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Aarongermain


    Apr 27, 2005
    Got to try the DPA 4099B clip on bass mic recently and was quite impressed. However, how can this unit be utilized practically in gigging situations with out soundboards and phantom power? Is there a remote unit with which I can feed the mic power and run it directly through my amp?
  2. Hi.

    You probably want one of these:

    Phantom Adapters ETC. - Thomann UK Cyberstore

    As You can see, the prices vary a lot.

    Most of the single channel tube pre's like the DBX tubepre are equipped with phantom power as well.

    Phantom power boxes are pretty easy to DIY, but unless You're handy or want something really special, IMHO it's just not worth it.

  3. robgrow

    robgrow Supporting Member

    May 1, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If you want to connect a DPA 4099 to a typical bass amp, all you need is an inexpensive phantom power supply and a line matching transformer. You can get a useable phantom power supply for as little as $20 US, like the Nady SMPS-1X. The Shure A85F line matching transformer is under $30 US, and is a decent quality unit.

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