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DPA’s d:dicate Recording Microphone Range
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hoice and fl exibility are the
hallmarks of DPA Microphones
new d:dicate Recording Microphone
range, which is suited to a wide
variety of applications including
broadcast, studio recording and
live sound.
On show at IBC 2013, this new
range brings many popular DPA
products under one banner and
combines the best capsules with
the best pre-amplifiers to deliver
superior sound for all applications
where high quality audio is required.
Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA
Microphones, says: “Our new
d:dicate Recording Microphone
range gives customers the ultimate
in flexibility as any 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.”
Renowned for their audio accuracy,
reliability and superb definition,
DPA microphones are held in high
esteem by musicians and sound
engineers alike. Broadcasters who
want their live music programming
to deliver true studio sound quality
are increasingly turning to DPA,
because it offers a range of high
quality microphones that are suited
to a wide variety of broadcast
applications.
The launch of the d:dicate
range has enabled DPA to gather
together a group of microphones
that are specifically suited to the
task of recording. d:dicate now
joins DPA’s other established
product groups that include d:fine
Headset Microphones, d:vote 4099
Instrument Microphones and d:facto
Vocal Microphones.
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
and one that is ideally suited to
applications where clarity and
audio quality are critical. d:dicate
also includes the well-known
MMC4007 hi-SPL omnidirectional
capsule, previously known as
4007, now in a modular version.
Widely used for measurement
purposes, this capsule has an
unbeatable dynamic range and
can handle extremely high sound
pressure levels. Both capsules are
widely used for picking up drums,
percussion, brass instruments – and
for measurement purposes. Both
are entirely compatible with other
d:dicate preamplifiers.

Christian Poulson,
CEO, DPA
Microphones

“…Our new d:dicate
Recording
Microphone range
gives customers
the ultimate in
flexibility

”

Completing the d:dicate line-up
are microphones from the familiar
and much loved DPA Reference
Standard series, which has
been absorbed into the d:dicate
range with all former Reference
Standard products now carrying
d:dicate branding. 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. Within the
4000 series there are a wide variety

of capsules including the new 4018
supercardioid, 4017 shotgun, 4015
wide cardioid, 4011 cardioid and
4006 omnidirectional.
The 2000 series consists of two
twin diaphragm capsules – the
2011 cardioid and the 2006 omni
versions that are rooted in the
design technology of DPA’s classic
miniature capsules. All these
capsules can be combined with a
state-of-the-art A pre-amp, a B preamp with low cut and high boost
filters, and a C pre-amp, which is a
compact version for discreet miking.
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’s ingenious engineering
techniques. These high
q u a l i t y m i c ro p h o n e s
are increasingly being
employed in harsh live
sound environments,
particularly on drum kits
where there is a demand
for exceptional sound
quality but where the
microphones solution
needs to be robust and
sturdy so that it can be
relied on time after time.
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, for
example as a podium
m i c ro p h o n e o n a

desktop or podium, suspended
for high-end capture or on
elegant stage stands. The active
booms come in several lengths
and configurations with flexible
gooseneck and XLR termination,
while the new active cable only
adds a centimetre to the capsule,
making it even more discreet than
the compact C pre-amp, while
giving comparable performance.
“It was difficult to split the
preamplifier construction and make
an ultra-compact head without
sacrificing the sound quality,”
Christian Poulsen adds. “However,
we succeeded and now customers
can have DPA’s renowned sound
quality across many applications
where we have not been widely
used before, for example installation,
concert halls, on stage, etc.”
The two new capsules and new
accessories in DPA’s d:dicate
Recording Microphones range
will be available from August
2013. Former Reference Standard
capsules and preamplifiers now
included in the d:dicate range are
available now.

DPA’s d:dicate
microphone range

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InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
InFOCUS: Camera Links – Following All the Vital Action
InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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