Engineered for second-to-none sound
The capsule as well as preamplifier design promises linearity, low noise and low distortion in a huge dynamic range for use on stage in broadcast or studio applications. But the versatility of the d:dicate™ microphones doesn’t stop there. The line is extremely flexible and can be used for high-quality table, podium, floor stand mount as well as a hanging and instrument mic.
The range included encompasses both omnidirectional and several directional microphone capsules. Since most of the mics in this series are based on a modular design, the capsules and preamplifiers are completely compatible and interchangeable with the others. This means you can mix and match to create the exact mic you need for your specific task. The series revolves around the d:dicate™ 4000 microphones and the d:dicate™ 2000 microphones, both of which offer exceptional linear frequency response, high SPL and superior gain before feedback.
Best off-axis performance of any mic
For optimal directional mics, the only difference off axis should be a lower sensitivity. The frequency responses should be as uniform as possible. d:dicate™ Microphone Capsules feature unrivaled frequency-independent off-axis attenuation. Higher isolation can be obtained using interference tube technologies for shotgun mics.
Keeping the directional characteristic and behavior intact over a wide frequency range is an engineering art form. Test the off-axis responses of the d:dicate™ Microphones against any professional microphone – our d:dicate™ Cardioid Microphones are pure art and you will appreciate the difference.
Bear in mind that the output of a microphone is a 360° total (not only on omnis!) and poor off-axis sound cannot be treated separately afterwards. As the first part of the audio chain, microphones set the limit for the level of sonic excellence you are able to achieve. With the d:dicate™ Microphone series, you are sure to achieve pure excellence.
A truly flexible range
Any d:dicate™ Microphone Capsule can be transformed into a new configuration by combining it with one of the d:dicate™ preamplifiers
This provides signal integrity, noise elimination and tight specifications. This transformation can be done at any time, and with no tools needed (except d:dicate™ 4041, which has its own preamplifier).
Unique electronics design
With some d:dicate™ microphones offering up to 120 dB dynamic range, the series is hard to beat
The electronics design is optimized for the capsules as well as for the connection via long cable runs. The electronics allows you to get all the best out of the individual pre-polarized condenser capsules.
In the electronics design, the CMRR (relevant for rejection of Radio Frequency Interference) is between >60 dB and >40 dB using the DPA Microphones’ philosophy of transformerless Impedance Balancing with Active Drive.