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DPA Microphones Presents Grand Piano Listening Demo at AES 2014

Company to incorporate variety of d:dicate™, d:screet™ and d:vote™ Microphones into piano for attendee headphone listening stations

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 9, 2014 DPA Microphones will host a Grand Piano Listening Demo throughout the 137th AES Convention (Booth 1109). As part of these demonstrations, the company’s d:dicate™ 2011C and 4011A Recording, d:vote™ 4099P Instrument and d:screet™ 4061 Miniature mics will be connected to a Steinway Grand Piano. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to the quality and differences of each microphone at headphone listening stations.

Employed in top recording studios and live applications around the world, DPA’s d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Condenser Microphone is perfect for both close-ups on individual instruments and vocals as well as for spot-miking symphonies. Its state-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy and extremely low distortion. The mic can handle incredibly high sound levels and even includes a 20dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone. A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a totally faithful reproduction of the original sound.

Also part of the demonstration is the d:dicate 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, which is primarily optimized for use on stage. Its off-axis response is linear, much like the 4011, but features a smaller frequency bandwidth that increases stage separation and gain-to-feedback, making the mic level easier to control. Utilizing the company’s MMP-C preamplifier, the 2011C offers low distortion with a completely accurate sound. It is possible to transform the basic 2011 mic into a new configuration at any time by combining it with another DPA capsule or preamp. This includes the company’s MMP-A Class A preamplifier, which features a subtle character alteration with a bit more “body” to the low end.

The company is also presenting the d:vote™ 4099P, a Stereo Piano Microphone System version of its supercardioid d:vote 4099 Instrument Mic Series. The complete system includes a pair of sensitivity-selected mics on goosenecks with magnetic mounts to allow the most accurate capture of a piano. With clean and transparent stereo sound quality and realistic dynamics, the d:vote 4099P is a piano miking solution that makes it easy to achieve a high level of isolation. With its low profile and unobtrusive design, the d:vote is perfect in closed lid scenarios for capturing true acoustic piano sound in a live setting. Its versatile magnet mount and gooseneck system provides stable and repeatable positioning at different angles to provide a variety of sound nuances.

Finally, the d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Microphone with new robust cable strain relief will highlight the company’s miniature mic options. A versatile workhorse that adapts to numerous miking scenarios, the d:screet 4061 is the obvious choice for any application requiring a big sound and a small footprint. Originally designed for use in theater, television and close-miked instrument applications, the d:screet™ 4061 is highly unobtrusive and features eminent sound quality, with a large range of accessories and adapters available for all pro wireless systems. These tiny condensers exhibit an exceedingly accurate omnidirectional pattern and therefore do not need to be aimed directly at the sound source to achieve quality pickup. Incorporated on all d:screet Miniature Microphones, the robust strain relief ensures that users who are not used to handling miniatures can feel reassured by the increased reliability and durability, making them ideally suited to the rigors of various productions.

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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