New range of condenser mics for instruments 23/03/12
DPA Microphones has unveiled of its new d:vote range of instrument microphones. They tell us that, building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has been enhanced with a new shock mount to provide even better absorption. Here's the story in DPA's own words...
DPA's original instrument microphones have been widely embraced by international artists including Sting, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Ricketts. They are also indispensable tools for gigging musicians around the world, who appreciate the level at which the microphones can accurately capture their acoustic tone. In addition to the shock absorption upgrades, the new d:vote instrument microphones now feature a cable available in a heavy duty 1.55 mm and 2.2 mm diameter versions, which can now be detached from the end of the gooseneck. Further flexibility is available through an extension unit for the gooseneck supplied with the mic, which lengthens its neck by 50 percent.
DPA CEO Christian Poulsen, told Sonic State, "After a long introduction, the 4099s have more than tripled the amount of microphones sold in the last two years and the curve is only going up. We have listened to what our users want and the new improvements make it even more durable and less sensitive to noise. The new extension unit brings maximum value to demanding applications, achieving just the right sound from the instrument."
d:vote condenser mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for highly uniform off-axis frequency response and superior gain-before-feedback. Capable of handling high sound pressure levels, these microphones live up to DPA's pedigree of breathtaking clarity and richness.
Despite its tiny, discreet size and lightweight design, d:vote is rugged and stable, while the versatile and extendable gooseneck provides stable positioning. The mics can easily be unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand. d:vote's microphone mounting system is designed to be extremely gentle, never marring the finish of an instrument.
The MicroDot connector and more than 35 DPA adapters ensure compatibility with just about any wireless system, and the product can also be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via its supplied XLR connector. Pricing and Availability: