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Mets Pregame Show Scores with Mics

The Mets’ TV crew field DPA mics at CitiField.

New York, NY (May 9, 2019)—Searching for a microphone that would meet the sound quality needs of the pregame broadcast on SNY, the New York Mets’ official television network, Luis Pantoja, SNY’s senior studio director, selected the d:fine 4288 directional in-ear broadcast headset from DPA Microphones.

“We’ve had our d:fine 4288s for close to three years now,” says Pantoja, who first heard about DPA’s in-ear headset mics at NAB 2016. “We like the form-factor of these mics and the inclusion of built-in ear buds. The mics experience the normal amount of wear-and-tear, and we’ve found that they are durable and hold up very nicely, even in wind and light rain.

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“Also, these mics are much better looking than traditional broadcast headsets, and easier to set up than other manufacturers’ microphones. Sound quality has proven to be superior to the previous brands we’ve used, and the mics also mix in the right amount of ambient sound.”

In addition to pregame broadcast baseline remotes at Citi Field, the New York Mets’ home park, SNY also uses the 4288 in-ear headset mics at the Mets’ spring training in Florida, as well as at Major League Baseball Winter Meetings and New York Jets football training camp broadcasts.

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“In my experience, I’ve found that any time you put form and design before sound quality, there are compromises,” adds Pantoja. “But, with that said, we didn’t have to compromise when it comes to the d:fine 4288 in-ear. My audio engineers rave about the quality of audio on them.”

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