Clarendon Hils, IL (May 8, 2015)–Christian Church of Clarendon Hills (CCCH) recently began using DPA Microphones’ d:screet Necklace Microphone, adding it to the House of Worship’s inventory of DPA d:fine 66, d:fine 4066 and d:screet 4061 miniatures.
Initially trying the necklace mic on recommendation from a local integrator, Robert Locklear, Minister of Worship and Music at CCCH, noted, “It has a lot of the same tonal qualities of a regular headset mic with a little lower-end, which was a welcome surprise because of the high-end frequencies boost. We don’t have any of the wispiness that we have with most headset mics that are commonplace in houses of worship. We only have one Necklace mic right now, but it has such a great quality that we’re definitely going to purchase more.”
He added “We do a lot of plays and talent shows, both through our church and for local schools that rent our space, and the biggest problem we were having was trying to mic the children and petite women. For instance, our Pastor’s wife is very petite and when she would wear the d:fine headset mics that we use for the male speakers, we couldn’t mount it to her head properly because we have the longer boom, so the d:screet Necklace is a better fit for this situation.”
With the new whitespace laws coming into effect, Locklear plans to replace all of his older mics. “We need to update our mic inventory to add more d:screet Necklace and d:fine 4066 microphones for increased options for our speakers. Everything at our ministry and what we do to serve the community is very fluid, so we have to have solutions to accommodate that fluidity, and DPA is a big part of that.”