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DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone Nominated for Esteemed TEC Award

ALLEROD, DENMARK, JANUARY 10, 2017 — DPA Microphones is proud to announce that it has once again been nominated for the prestigious NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, a longstanding testament to the company’s quality and reputation. This year, DPA’s d:facto™ 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone is nominated in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement category.

Featuring a new capsule with an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern that is specifically designed to augment the human vocal range, the d:facto™ 4018VL combines the very best of cardioid and supercardioid characteristics. This ensures complete focus on the sound source with minimum bleed, resulting in high separation, natural sound and SPL handling up to 160dB. The d:facto™ 4018VL is for sound engineers who want the ability to design the complete sound pattern to create their own unique sound and is ideal for PA amplification and recording.

“We’re very excited to be nominated for a revered TEC Award again this year,” says Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “The d:facto™ 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone gives sound engineers the perfect opportunity to capture isolated and precise sound during all types of vocal performances.”

DPA’s d:facto™ range of microphones is completely modular. The microphone capsule can be removed and replaced with any other d:facto™ capsule to suit different recording or performance requirements. Also, when using DPA’s flexible adapter system, the microphone can be transformed from a wired version to a handheld wireless microphone capable of seamless integration with all leading wireless solutions.

Presented annually at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations in the pro audio and sound recording industry. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted on by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. The 32nd Annual TEC Awards will be held January 21, 2017, at the Anaheim Hilton.


DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

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