Series offers the ultimate in choice and flexibility
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 – DPA Microphones is pleased to present its d:dicate™ Recording Microphone at the 135th International AES Convention (Booth 2551) for the first time. The d:dictate line combines the company’s best new and existing capsules and preamplifiers, which deliver superior sound across many applications where the microphones have not been widely used before, such as live sound applications for touring and installation purposes.
The d:dicate range includes DPA’s new modular MMC4018 Supercardioid Capsule, the counterpart to the MMC4018V capsule used in the company’s new d:facto™ Vocal Microphone. This microphone is ideally suited for applications where clarity and audio quality are critical. d:dicate is also comprised of the well-known MMC4007 High-SPL Omnidirectional Capsule, a modular version of the company’s 4007 microphone. Widely used for measurement purposes, this capsule has an unbeatable dynamic range and can handle extremely high sound pressure levels. Both capsules are entirely compatible with other d:dicate preamplifiers and are ideal for capturing sound from percussion and brass instruments, as well as for audio measurement purposes.
Rounding out the d:dicate line are microphones from the familiar and well-loved DPA Reference Standard series, which has been absorbed into the d:dicate range. These include the modular 4000 and 2000 Series, which are manufactured to perform within very narrow tolerances and offer exceptional linear frequency responses, high SPL and superior gain before feedback. Included in the d:dicate range are a wide variety of 4000 Series capsules, including the new 4018 Supercardioid, 4017 Shotgun, 4015 Wide Cardioid, 4011 Cardioid and 4006 Omnidirectional. 2000 Series Microphones that are in the line consist of two twin diaphragm capsules - the 2011 Cardioid and the 2006 Omnidirectional. Both of these microphones are rooted in the design technology of DPA’s classic miniature capsules. All of the former Reference Standard capsules can be combined with the company’s state-of-the-art preamps, including the A, which is transformerless; the B, a low cut and high boost filter version; and the compact C option for discreet miking.
“Our new d:dicate Recording Microphone range gives customers the ultimate in flexibility,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “Each microphone in the range can easily be transformed into a new variant simply by choosing a different capsule or preamplifier. Customers will also find that owning several capsules is more cost-effective than purchasing a completely new microphone. By gathering these microphones into a specific group known as d:dicate Recording Microphones, the solutions now join our other established product groups: d:fine™ Headset Microphones, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:facto™ Vocal Microphones.”
Like all DPA microphones, every variant in the d:dicate range delivers clear, transparent and precise sound, along with the robustness and versatility that are the hallmarks of DPA Microphones’ high-standard engineering techniques. These quality microphones are increasingly employed in harsh live sound environments, particularly on drum kits where there is a demand for exceptional sound quality in a robust and sturdy casing for continuous use and abuse.
New accessories have also been developed for the d:dicate Recording Microphone range, including modular active cables (MMP-ER with rear cable entry and MMP-ES with side cable entry) plus modular active booms (MMP-F) that are compatible with all d:dicate capsules. These new microphone solutions can be used in many different situations; as a podium microphone on a desktop or podium, as a high-end capture microphone suspended above a theater, or as an elegant recording setup on stage stands. The active booms come in several lengths and configurations, with flexible gooseneck and XLR termination. A new active cable only adds a less than one-half inch to the capsule, making it even more discreet than the compact C pre-amp, while still giving comparable performance.
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.