At the upcoming Prolight + Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, DPA Microphones (hall 8, stand C71) is introducing two new reinforced cable solutions for its d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone Series, along with a new Omnidirectional Necklace Microphone that joins the d:screet Miniature Microphone line. Also on display will be DPA’s new d:fine 66 and 88 Headset Microphones.
To ensure that those who are not used to handling miniatures can use the mics without fear of breaking them, DPA is launching the more robust d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone cable. The company is also introducing a heavier-duty version, which is ideal for situations requiring even more enhanced security. It offers a stainless steel housing, sturdy cable relief and a thicker 2.2 mm cable. Both models are suited to the rigors of live touring.
“The expansion of the d:screet Miniature Microphones Series is important for us to meet the increasingly demanding needs from the market for a solid workhorse that delivers superb sound under challenging conditions,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “Apart from the upgraded cables for the d:screet 4060 Series, we have also made a new d:screet Necklace Miniature Omni Microphone that is meeting the request from the market for a mic that can be mounted and removed quickly several times by untrained talent without a sound expert nearby.”
With the new d:screet Necklace Microphone, users don’t have to think about attaching the mic to clothing. The d:screet 4060 Miniature Microphone provides DPA quality and is particularly well-suited for reality show settings. In fact, it has been used for more than a year in the Danish adaptation of Big Brother.
With the flexible mechanics of the d:fine ear mount and the capsules from the 4066 Omni and 4088 Cardioid headsets, the d:fine Headset Microphone range covers most needs that may arise for actors, musicians and singers.
“We see a growing need for body-worn microphone solutions and a need for them to be even sturdier for hard use in live environment and similar settings,” adds Poulsen. “Therefore, we launched the d:fine Headset Microphones a few years ago and selected the name based on a belief that the microphone would define a new generation of headsets. It certainly did meet our expectations, so we have now decided to expand the d:fine Headset series with this brilliant solution to give users a broad assortment of styles and features. Combining the flexibility of our modern d:fine ear mount solution with the sound qualities of the classic 4066/4088 Headsets, fans can choose between a variety of sound handling, size and cleaning options, depending on the intended application.”
Visitors to Prolight + Sound 2014 have the opportunity to win a DPA microphone (d:vote Instrument Microphone or d:fine single-ear Headset Microphone) by taking part in the company’s daily drawing. To enter, visit the DPA stand during the day, collect a special pin and then return at 5 pm for the drawing, wearing the pin.