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DPA Installation Microphone Solutions

When a single speaker has to deliver a message to hundreds of people or through a conference system, the microphone has to be the very best. The d:dicate™, d:screet™ and d:fine™ series of microphones deliver remarkably clear sound with optimum rejection of background noise.

Get Closer to Trouble-Free Sound

Enabling outstanding sound in acoustically-challenging venues can be very tricky. But choosing the proper microphones makes everything easier. The right mics can minimize potential problems before they pop up and guarantee customer satisfaction after project close. Whatever the setting, DPA supercardioid mics combine controlled directionality with excellent rejection of background noise into an elegant mic solution for even the most difficult space.

DPA mics ensure a smooth project and a satisfied customer by providing:

  • Maximum speech intelligibility regardless of acoustical environment
  • High gain before feedback means fewer speaker placement issues
  • Rejection of mobile phone interference
  • Consistent sound from every microphone, every time

It all starts with the right mic.
The mic is the important first link in the sound chain and, as always, if you choose the best solutions for your audio system, your end result will sound better. DPA microphones provide the essential tools needed to overcome the obstacles and challenges that are common to all AV consultants. Whether in an auditorium, board room, conference venue, courtroom, house of worship, stand-alone podium or even a theater setting, our condenser microphones secure speech intelligibility. By choosing the right mics and complementing them with the right audio system components, you can ensure that every word said will be heard – throughout the space. No more struggling with EQ settings to compensate for bad microphone discolorations.

Depending on the surroundings and your specific needs, you can pick between a wide variety of installed mic solutions; including hanging, floor and table-mount solutions.

d:dicate™ Microphones for installations

DPA d:dicate™ Podium MicsThese microphones provide linear, natural sound combined with elegant visual design. Our d:dicate™ Microphone offers unparalleled modularity: use it to amplify an entire audience one day and a single speaker the next. Its remarkably clean sound provides high intelligibility with the rejection of background noise.

The d:dicate™ series for wired installations is a fully modular microphone series, including different directionalities and preamplifier choices. Our standard configuration is the MMC4018 Supercardioid capsule with MMP-F Modular Active Boom.

The d:dicate™ 4018 Supercardioid Microphone is available in many variants to meet your specific needs. It comes in 15 cm (6 in) for hanging solutions, 30 cm (12 in) to 45 cm (18 in) for podium solutions and 75 cm (30 in) to 120 cm (48 in) for floor stand applications. Custom variants, to meet your exact needs, are also available.

Advantages of d:dicate™ Microphones for installations

  • Sonically superior
  • Stylish design
  • Uniform supercardioid directionality
  • Excellent isolation
  • High rejection of radio frequency interference
  • A wide range of installation possibilities (floor, hanging, podium/tabletop)
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d:screet™ Microphones for installations

DPA d:screet™ SC4098 Podium MicsThe same premium quality as the d:dicate™ series is available at a more modest price in our d:screet™ Miniature Microphones. Supplied with either a XLR connector or our MicroDot connector they are well suited for both wired and wireless microphone setup. With the MicroDot configuration, no more cables across the stage; simply connect the d:screet™ Supercardioid Microphone with one of our adapters for a wireless transmitter and your setup is more flexible than ever.

With very low noise and a high sensitivity, d:screet™ Supercardioid Microphones for installation solutions offer the most clear, transparent, and natural sound available on the miniature mic market. The mics are capable of handling extremely high SPL before clipping. With a linear response, low distortion and an extremely large dynamic range, they sound great no matter how challenging the environment.

The d:screet™ Supercardioid Microphone is available in many variants to meet your specific needs. Lengths range from 15 cm (6 in) to 45 cm (18 in). Longer black variants are in 75 cm (30 in) and 120 cm (48 in). Custom variants, to meet your exact needs, are also available.

Advantages of d:screet™ Microphones

  • Outstanding audio quality
  • Sleek design
  • Highly directional – very isolated
  • High rejection of radio frequency interference
  • A wide range of boom lengths
  • Adapts to all pro wireless systems
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d:screet™ Boundary Layer Microphone

DPA d:screet™ BLM4060 Boundary Layer MicWith a stylish Scandinavian design in stainless steel and black rubber, the d:screet™ Boundary Layer Microphone is an elegant table microphone solution for any meeting room or conference application. Its omnidirectional polar pattern picks up speech all-around it with excellent intelligibility due to its voice-optimized frequency response.

Users will benefit from the special characteristics of the surrounding sound field on which the mic is mounted: a 6 dB gain of direct sound and only a 3 dB gain of the diffuse sound. The sound captured has both greater clarity, especially at high frequencies, and speech intelligibility compared to sound captured above the surface.

d:screet™ Necklace Microphone

The DPA d:screet™ Necklace MicrophoneFor when convenient mounting and consistent output are the primary requirements, we have created the d:screet™ Necklace Microphone. With low noise and high sensitivity, the d:screet™ Necklace Microphone offers you a quick, easy, full-proof solution with great sound.

Set in a soft rubber necklace, this mic offers fast, repeatable and “do-it-yourself” mounting. Designed for mounting by non-technicians, the necklace is the perfect choice situations when quick mounting is of the essence.

Advantages of d:screet™ Necklace Microphones

  • Plug and play mounting
  • Consistent output
  • Minimal visual impact
  • Adapts to all pro wireless systems
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d:fine™ Headset Microphones

DPA d:fine™ Headset Mic Modulard:fine™ Headset Microphones set the standard for bodyworn headset microphone solutions. They are ideal for public speakers and sound engineers who insist on superior voice reproduction, comfort, easy setup, and a discreet look.

d:fine™ Headset Microphones are offered in single- or dual-ear mounts to cover a broad range of applications. Our d:fine™ Omnidirectional Headset Microphones are for situations where a broad pickup pattern is essential and off-axis noise is not a problem. Our d:fine™ Directional Headset Microphones offer maximum side rejection and excellent sonic focus on the subject.

Advantages of d:fine™ Headset Microphones

  • Total flexibility
  • Comfortable single- and dual-ear
  • Switchable boom
  • Detachable cables
  • Adapts to all pro wireless systems
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Flexibility and wireless adaptability

With eminent sound quality and adapters available for all pro wireless systems, our d:fine™ and d:screet™ mics are the obvious choice for any application requiring a big sound and a small footprint. With our line of adapters, the mic you choose is compatible with all pro-level wireless systems.

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