The essence of a quality microphone is its capsule and this is, without question, among Da-Cappo’s finest attributes. Utilizing a water-resistant, European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule, these Omni directional microphones deliver extremely natural sounding, full 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response with a rich low end, articulate midrange, and pristine, high frequency performance. The capsule also provides superb EMI (electro-magnetic interference) protection. Of particular note, the capsule is water resistant and, hence, impervious to perspiration or rain—making these microphones ideal for performers and broadcasters who, for example, must routinely endure the heat generated by stage lighting systems.
Currently, the Da-Cappo microphones utilize one of two available capsules. The specifications for each capsule are identical with the exception that one has a 10 dB lower sensitivity rating. This capsule is often specified by broadcast professionals who require the extra headroom provided by a capsule with lower sensitivity.
The DA12 Single-ear Microphone
The Da-Cappo DA12 features the company’s European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule for full frequency audio performance. This microphone incorporates a radical new earpiece design that can be adjusted to suit smaller or larger ears and includes an adjustable boom length to suit different faces and applications. The system package includes a lavaliere style mic clip to secure the cable to one’s collar behind the head, a zippered leatherette microphone case, a cable, a cable clip, a wind sock, and a wireless adaptor of one’s choice.
The DA04 Lavaliere Microphone
The Da-Cappo DA04 lavaliere style microphone employs the company’s European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule. Available in both beige and black, the DA04 has the same carbon Kevlar outer shield on the cable. With the microphone’s crisp vocal response, its water resistant design, and its flexible adaptor system, this microphone is proving popular with professional broadcasters and the theatrical community. The microphone system includes a cable and a wireless adaptor of one’s choice.
The DA11 “The Stick” Microphone
Specially developed for theatrical applications, the DA11 utilizes the same 2.5mm diameter European-designed capsule as the DA12 and DA04 microphones. In addition to its superb sounding, water resistant capsule, “the Stick” features a long stem that can be easily (and carefully) bent to fit many theater applications such as wig weaving and for sewing into costumes. The DA-11 is available in black or beige as well as -35 dB and -45 dB sensitivity configurations.
Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on the Da-Cappo microphones and their applications. “Da-Cappo microphones are recognized worldwide for their superior sound quality, reliability, and versatile designs. With their water resistant capsules, they are the perfect fit for a wide range of performers who must endure the heat of stage or camera lighting, since they are highly resistant to moisture such as perspiration. I’m confident these great sounding, robust microphones will find a home in a wide range of applications.”
The Da-Cappo Micro Microphones are available now. MSRP pricing for the microphones is as follows:
- $432.00 ($477.00 for -10 dB version)
- DA04 Lavaliere Microphone, $265.00 ($274.00 for -10 dB version)
- DA11 “The Stick” Microphone $412.00 ($435.00 for -10 dB version)
About Hosa Technology
Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical-instrument and professional-audio industries. Since the company's inception in 1984, Hosa Technology's consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio. For more information about Hosa Technology, please visit www.hosatech.com.