DPA reveals new d:screet Microphone Base

DPA Microphones is targeting the installation market with the launch of the Microphone Base, a new stand for its d:screet SC4098 Podium Microphone.

The Microphone Base, designed to be placed on a table or podium, or attached to the ceiling or wall, is available in two colours – black and white – and comes with either a MicroDot connector, an XLR connector, or unterminated leads for connections to Phoenix blocks.

The d:screet capsule is mounted on a sleek boom that, for the tabletop version, has a gooseneck at the top and the bottom, allowing users to position the mic exactly where they want it. The ceiling version consists of one gooseneck. In both versions, the cable can exit to the side of, or beneath the unit.

To make it easier for installers to choose the right microphone and base for their needs, DPA has assembled a range of kits, each containing a different connector solution.

For tabletop applications there are three kits consisting of a black base and a d:screet SC4098 with a 45cm (18in) gooseneck, while for ceiling applications there are three kits consisting of a white base and a d:screet SC4098 with a 15cm (6in) gooseneck. The Microphone Base and microphone can also of course be bought separately so that users can mix and match connectors, base colours and gooseneck lengths.

“When it comes to choosing audio equipment, there are many conference venues where a pleasing aesthetic is just as important as sound quality,” said DPA product manager René Mørch. “These elegant microphone solutions will add to a stylish meeting room, no matter if it has only one or several of the tabletop microphone solutions.

“These capsules have a uniform off-axis response, which means that even when ceiling mounted, they will perfectly capture the sound of every speaker,” Mørch added. “Those further away will sound just as natural as those closer to the microphone, with no loss of speech intelligibility or clarity.”

DPA’s new Microphone Base will start shipping at the end of December 2016, and will also be on display at ISE in Amsterdam.