Las Vegas, NV (April 14, 2015)—DPA Microphones is presenting its latest broadcast microphones at the NAB Show, including the new d:facto Interview Microphone, a high-end handheld reporter's mic, and the recently launched d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone.
The d:facto Interview microphone features an omnidirectional 2006V capsule, based on DPA's original 2006, but with sensitivity adjusted down 12 dB to accommodate typical interview mic and wireless handle sensitivities. This omnidirectional pattern is preferred for handheld interview use because precision is less critical and native reductions in wind and handling noise, which is further lowered in the mic by a rubber suspension mount built into the d:facto head.
When paired with the recently-launched DPA d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone, the DPA d:facto Interview Microphone can be used in the studio by a show host for guest interviews and audience commentary, while maintaining a connection to backstage producers or off-site colleagues via the d:fine's in-ear monitor and mic. The d:facto Interview is also intended for solo use for on-the-street interviews in ENG applications.
The new d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone incorporates two cables—microphone and in-ear—that run parallel to provide a clean look. Ear pads in two different sizes are also included and care has been taken to ensure that there is no audio leakage between the in-ear drivers and the microphone capsule, which can be either omnidirectional or directional. A steel spring construction at the ear hook offers mounting for any ear size, while the cable to the integrated in-ear plug(s) can be lengthened or shortened to suit the user.