DPA Microphones will introduce the d:facto™ II Vocal Microphoneat NAB 2013 (Booth C3036). With a true studio sound that’s perfect for live music broadcasting, this latest addition to the d:facto line offers an extraordinarily natural sound with high separation and extreme SPL handling, giving users unlimited possibilities for their performances. In addition to use with the new DPA wired handle, the d:facto II provides the added benefit of a state-of-the-art adapter system, which allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems.
“We are extremely proud to have developed an ingenious adapter range that brings the true DPA sound out of a wireless system,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “The wireless systems currently available deliver very limited power to drive our high-end condenser capsules, so getting the sound quality we wanted was nearly impossible. We had to be creative and put a huge amount of work and thought into the electronic circuit of the adapter solution. We wanted to be completely true to the input of the vocalist, and with d:facto II we have reached this goal.”
The new d:facto II guarantees users the exceptional DPA sound with popular existing wireless systems such as Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser. The d:facto II provides improved audio performance as it is superbly linear in frequency and phase, both on- and off-axis, while its impressive definition and accuracy reproduces a singer’s voice effortlessly.
“The launch of the d:facto II Vocal Microphone is a major step for DPA as it means that we now have a microphone for every acoustic miking situation, whether you are amplifying or recording,” continues Poulsen. “Our highly regarded Reference Standard Microphones have long delivered superb audio quality to musicians who want to use a microphone on a stand. For mobile solutions, we offer our innovative d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and our range of Miniature Microphones, which are ideal for those who prefer to have their microphone mounted on their instrument. Another solution are our lightweight, easy to wear d:fine™ Headset Microphones, which are seen increasingly more often at concerts with vigorous performances.”
Equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications, the d:facto II’s simple plug-and-play features allow it to reproduce an extraordinary natural sound, which reaches the extreme sound level handling of 160 dB. As with all DPA mics, the d:facto II provides superior gain before feedback and a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone to remove unwanted noise. It also boasts exceptional isolation from handling noise as well as the ability to accommodate extreme sound levels.