Buena Park, CA â€“ May 2008â€¦ Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce that the Da-Cappo DA12 Single-ear microphone, the DA04 Lavaliere microphone, and the DA11 â€œThe Stickâ€? microphone are now shipping.
The essence of a quality microphone is its capsule and this is, without question, among Da-Cappoâ€™s finest attributes. Utilizing a water-resistant, European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule, these Omni directional microphones deliver extremely natural sounding, full 20 Hz â€“ 20 kHz frequency response with a rich low end, articulate midrange, and pristine, high frequency performance. The capsule also provides superb EMI (electro-magnetic interference) protection. Of particular note, the capsule is water resistant and, hence, impervious to perspiration or rainâ€”making these microphones ideal for performers and broadcasters who, for example, must routinely endure the heat generated by stage lighting systems.
Currently, the Da-Cappo microphones utilize one of two available capsules. The specifications for each capsule are identical with the exception that one has a 10 dB lower sensitivity rating. This capsule is often specified by broadcast professionals who require the extra headroom provided by a capsule with lower sensitivity.
The DA12 Single-ear Microphone
The Da-Cappo DA12 features the companyâ€™s European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule for full frequency audio performance. This microphone incorporates a radical new earpiece design that can be adjusted to suit smaller or larger ears and includes an adjustable boom length to suit different faces and applications. The system package includes a lavaliere style mic clip to secure the cable to oneâ€™s collar behind the head, a zippered leatherette microphone case, a cable, a cable clip, a wind sock, and a wireless adaptor of oneâ€™s choice.
The DA04 Lavaliere Microphone
The Da-Cappo DA04 lavaliere style microphone employs the companyâ€™s European designed 2.5 mm diameter capsule. Available in both beige and black, the DA04 has the same carbon Kevlar outer shield on the cable. With the microphoneâ€™s crisp vocal response, its water resistant design, and its flexible adaptor system, this microphone is proving popular with professional broadcasters and the theatrical community. The microphone system includes a cable and a wireless adaptor of oneâ€™s choice.
The DA11 â€œThe Stickâ€? Microphone
Specially developed for theatrical applications, the DA11 utilizes the same 2.5mm diameter European-designed capsule as the DA12 and DA04 microphones. In addition to its superb sounding, water resistant capsule, â€œthe Stickâ€? features a long stem that can be easily (and carefully) bent to fit many theater applications such as wig weaving and for sewing into costumes. The DA-11 is available in black or beige as well as -35 dB and -45 dB sensitivity configurations.
Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technologyâ€™s National Marketing Manager, commented on the Da-Cappo microphones and their applications. â€œDa-Cappo microphones are recognized worldwide for their superior sound quality, reliability, and versatile designs. With their water resistant capsules, they are the perfect fit for a wide range of performers who must endure the heat of stage or camera lighting, since they are highly resistant to moisture such as perspiration. Iâ€™m confident these great sounding, robust microphones will find a home in a wide range of applications.â€?
The Da-Cappo Micro Microphones are available now. MSRP pricing for the microphones is as follows:
1. DA12 Single-ear Microphone, $432.00 ($477.00 for -10 dB version)
2. DA04 Lavaliere Microphone, $265.00 ($274.00 for -10 dB version)
3. DA11 â€œThe Stickâ€? Microphone $412.00 ($435.00 for -10 dB version)
About Hosa Technology
Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical-instrument and professional-audio industries. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Hosa Technology’s consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio. For more information about Hosa Technology, please visit www.hosatech.com.