WHO SHOULD CHOOSE CORE by DPA?
Anyone looking for the BEST achievable sound on the market should choose CORE by DPA as it provides consistency, clarity and amazing speech intelligibility in any application. Two applications where CORE by DPA stands out as a necessity are film recording and theater.
In the film recording industry, CORE by DPA can potentially save the sound crew a lot of time, effort and money. DPA microphones are known for their ability to withstand expressive acoustical sound pressure levels (SPL) without distortion and now CORE by DPA minimizes distortion even more. With such a large dynamic range, one microphone can be bodyworn on an actor that needs to whisper in one scene and scream in the next.
Similarly, theater applications often also need to capture wildly varying SPLs with one bodyworn microphone. In addition, when there are 30 or more mics on the stage, the clear and open sound of CORE by DPA will brighten the entire sound picture.
In addition, try putting a CORE mic on any musical instrument and you will hear it as never before.
IMPROVING ON THE BEST
The original d:screet™ and d:fine™ microphones are both based on the same DPA capsule technology – they have been, and still are, some of the most clear, consistent and robust miniature microphones you can find on the market. They have always been known for working across a wide dynamic range as well as exhibiting low distortion across all SPLs.
By introducing CORE by DPA, we are giving users a choice: Stay with our award-winning, amazing original miniature microphone solutions, or if you need to squeeze a little more performance out of your mics, choose CORE by DPA. CORE omnidirectional microphones also provide water and moisture resistance through nano coating and hermetic sealing of the sensitive electronics, achieving an IP 58 waterproof rating. This allows them to be used in such applications as outfield grass and the turf on pitch and gridiron.
HOW TO TELL IT’S A CORE
Microphones purchased with the new technology will come in ‘CORE by DPA’ packaging and will have a blue label near the serial number on the cable to differentiate between these and the original versions. A very discreet laser engraving stating ‘core’ has been incorporated at the microphone capsule as well. The remaining d:screet™ and d:fine™ microphones and full range of color options will be available in CORE versions in early 2018.
UNDERSTANDING CORE by DPA
Dynamic range is the range of sound pressure that a microphone can handle. It is measured from the SPL at the noise floor (the mic’s own self-noise) to the SPL at 1% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). At 1% THD, most people listening will be able to detect a change in sound quality. For more information about dynamic range, THD and other important microphone specs, read our Mic University article on the subject