INTERVIEW MICROPHONE WITH DPA HANDLE FOR WIRED, OMNIDIRECTIONAL

The d:facto™ Interview Microphone is a professional broadcast mic in a class of its own. It provides outstanding voice clarity, linearity and low noise. Wind and handling noise rejection is superior to competing microphones straight out of the box. And, in most cases, you will not need the extra foam windscreens or fur windjammers.

The phantom-powered DPA handle has a sleek look and state-of-the-art electronic design. And, if you decide to go wireless, you can just switch to an adapter for wireless systems at a quarter of the cost of a new d:facto™ microphone. The modular nature of the d:facto™ series allows you to replace both the capsule as well as the adapter.

The d:facto™ Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone Capsule is a linear omnidirectional mic capsule optimized for broadcast interviews. This design is a special twin-diaphragm omnidirectional capsule. It is built out of two d:screet™ miniature capsules mounted back-to-back. The well-known sonic signature of these tiny capsules secures high consistency and frequency neutrality. You can remove the capsule and replace it with any other d:facto™ or d:dicate™ capsule if your needs change.

The mic also features a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone that removes unwanted noise.

Although this version of the d:facto™ Interview Microphone comes with a d:facto™ Handle for a wired solution, the d:facto™ Interview Microphone is also the perfect choice to use with your favorite wireless system.
 

Flexible adapter system

This gives you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. With the d:facto™ series, you are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter at a quarter of the cost of a new microphone. You won't hear any loss in sound quality.

d:facto™ adapters work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony and Wisycom. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. This modular system protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come.

See all our d:facto™ Adapters for wireless and find an adapter that fits your wireless system.


“It’s a cracking microphone and severely puts to shame many other mics used in newsgathering and interview scenarios.”

– Jerry Ibbotson, freelance audio producer and writer at AudioMediaInternational

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Features

The product offers the following features
Extraordinarily natural sound
Best suppression of wind and handling noise
Freedom to move – directional precision less critical
Extremely low handling noise
Sleek design
Flexible adapter system fits most professional wireless systems

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

 
 
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Typical on and off-axis response of a d:facto™ Interview Microphone with DPA Handle for Wired, Omnidirectional

Specifications

d:facto™ INTERVIEW MICROPHONE WITH DPA HANDLE FOR WIRED, OMNIDIRECTIONAL

Directional pattern
Omnidirectional
Principle of operation
Pressure
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz, permanent third order high pass filter at 80 Hz
Frequency range, ±2 dB
100 Hz - 20 kHz with typ. 3 dB soft boost at 14 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz
10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
Typ. 16 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 18 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 28 dB (max. 30 dB)
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)
Typ. 78 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
< 1% up to 130 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 114 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
158 dB
Output impedance
100 Ω
Minimum load impedance
1 kΩ
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 performance)
48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption
Max. 2 mA
Connector
XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
Color
Matte black
Weight
311 g (11.0 oz)
Microphone diameter
52 mm (2.05 in)
Capsule diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length
205 mm (8.1 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
8 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%
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