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DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

The DPA d:facto™ Vocal microphone brings studio quality sound to the live environment using the same condenser capsule technology as the award winning DPA 4011 Cardioid microphone.

The 4018V capsule in the d:facto has excellent off-axis rejection thanks to its unique polar pattern, while handling noise has been reduced to virtually null thanks to its innovative capsule mounting system.

The d:facto Vocal's modular design and extensive adapter range make it unique in that it can be coupled with all major wireless systems. See the list of DPA d:facto wireless adaptors in the description below.

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Product Description

The DPA d:facto™ Vocal microphone is designed to bring studio-quality sound to the stage without any of the problems studio microphones can usually caused in this demanding environment. Using experience gained from building the award-winning DPA 4011 cardioid capsule, DPA tailored the d:facto’s capsule to give a far more directional pick-up pattern as well as excellent rejection of feedback and off axis neutrality.

Designed specifically to give engineers the power of excellent studio quality sound in most any environment, the d:facto Vocal’s capsule speaks for itself. It has been the workhorse of many well known engineers the world over, but never before in the robust vocal microphone format in which it is now available. The d:facto Vocal mic features a high boost to accentuate the natural vocal range, though if you want a totally linear response check out the DPA d:facto Linear Vocal mic.

The d:facto Vocal capsule is suspended in a pop-proof housing to optimise handling noise. As well as it’s excellent full-bandwidth frequency response, the d:facto is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 160dB before clipping. This is definitely not your average vocal microphone and must be heard to be believed.

DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone Specifications:

Directional pattern: Supercardioid
Principle of operation: Pressure gradient
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency range, ± 2 dB, at 12 cm (4.7 in): 100 Hz – 16 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz. Permanent 3rd order low-cut filter (-3 dB at 80 Hz).
Sensitivity, nominal, ± 2 dB at 1 kHz: 5 mV/Pa; -46 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 19 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 21 dB(A)) without attenuation
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL): Typ. 75 dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1 % up to 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range: Typ. 120 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping: 160 dB
Switchable attenuator: 0 dB / -10 dB
Output impedance: < 100 ohm
Minimum load impedance: 1 kohm
Cable drive capability: 100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle: Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): > 50 dB at 1 kHz
Power supply (for full specifications): 48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption: Max. 5 mA
Connector: XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: – phase
Color: Matte black
microphone weight: 245 g (8.6 oz)
Microphone diameter: 50 mm (2.0 in)
Capsule diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length: 195 mm (7.7 in)
Output voltage, RMS: > 5 V
Polarity: +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range: -40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)
Relative Humidity (RH): Up to 90%

DPA d:facto Adapters

Apart from the standard DPA d:facto™ II handle, the d:facto II head can be coupled with the following d:facto™ adaptors to make it seamlessly integrate with the Shure, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, Wisycom and Sony wireless systems:

  • FAASE2-ew Adapter:
    – Sennheiser SKM 2000
    – Sennheiser SKM 9000
    – Sennheiser SKM 100/300/500 Evolution Wireless
  • FAASE5B Adapter:
    – Sennheiser SKM 5200
    – Sennheiser SKM 5200 II
  • FAASL1B Adapter:
    – Shure LX2, PGX2, SLX2, T2, U2, UC2, ULX2, UR2, UT2
    – Sony DWM-02
    – Sony ZTX-M01
    – Lectrosonics HH
    – Line 6 XD75
  • FAAWI2B Adapter
    – Wisycom MTH300

d:facto Vocal Frequency Response

DPA d:facto II Frequency Response

d:facto II Polar Pattern

DPA d:facto II polar pattern

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