MICROPHONES FOR HOUSE OF WORSHIP

Get closer to the congregation

Being heard, and more importantly understood, by the congregation is key. They are there for one singular purpose – to hear what the pastor has to say. If the speech is unintelligible, then the sermon is not heard properly, and the message is not received.

Headsets and earsets for House of Worship

d:fine™

4166/4266 Omni Flex Headset Mics

These earset and headset mics combine the legendary sound of the 4066 with the lightweight and flexible d:fine™ Headset system. This condenser mic is easy and fast to adjust and it offers clean and transparent sound quality.
 

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d:fine™

4188/4288 Directional Flex Headset Mics

Combining the legendary sound of the 4088 Directional Capsule with the lightweight and flexible d:fine™ Headset system, these head- and earset solutions are ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications.
 

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Lavalier mics for House of Worship

d:screet™

4060 Series Omni Miniature Mic

This entire series of miniature microphones is based on the original d:screet™ 4060; the very first miniature microphone developed by DPA from the best technology previously only used in hearing aids and measurement microphones.
 

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d:screet™

4080 Cardioid Mic

The d:screet™ 4080 Cardioid Mic is a lavalier that captures the human voice with an unusually high degree of definition. This mic offers maximum side rejection and excellent sonic focus on the subject. It is designed for broadcast, conference and other live performances both in the studio and in the field.

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d:screet™

4561 Necklace Omni Mic

Sometimes convenient mounting and consistent output are primary requirements. In these cases, the d:screet™ 4561 Necklace Omni Mic is the right solution. The mic features the legendary d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Omni Capsule in a soft rubber necklace.
 

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Installation solutions for House of Worship

d:sign™

Ceiling and Tabletop Mics

This series contains two complete installation solutions: A ceiling solution, which is ideal for mounting from the ceiling of meeting rooms and other small to mid-sized spaces; and a tabletop solution that can be temporarily or permanently placed on a table or other flat surface.

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d:sign™

Floor stand Mics

A complete cardioid microphone floor stand solution in the modular d:sign™ Microphone Series offering a high-quality stage voice or instrument mic. These solutions look elegant onstage and the cardioid or supercardioid pickup pattern of the mic ensures that the entire room can focus on the talent.

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d:sign™

Gooseneck Mics

When high speech intelligibility is paramount, d:sign™ Gooseneck solutions are ideal. From parliaments to conference centers, boardrooms to video conference rooms, DPA mics gives you trouble-free installations and delivers pristine, clear sound.

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Instrument mics for House of Worship

d:vote™

4099 Instrument Mic

The award-winning d:vote™ series, gives you a much more natural sound than any clip-on microphone or pickup. This condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument.

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d:dicate™

2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic

Acclaimed for its close-miking excellence and hi-SPL handling. Optimized for onstage use, it has been used on many stages as well as recording sessions. It exhibits a previously unheard blend of clarity, richness and dynamic range.
 

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d:dicate™

4011 Cardioid Mic

When you want it to sound just like the original then this mic is for you. It offers unparalleled directional quality and attention to detail. This mic makes everything sounds like the original and provides superb separation between sound sources.

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d:dicate™

4015 Wide Cardioid Mic

Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. The d:dicate™ 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a directional microphone.

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Handheld mics for House of Worship

d:facto™

4018 Vocal Mic

The d:facto™ Vocal Mic brings true studio sound to the live stage. These mics are available in an extremely linear version as well as in a version with a high-end boost. You can use the d:facto™ 4018 with a handle or choose to use your favorite wireless system.

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Bodyworn mics for House of Worship

For those pastors who move around a lot and need a microphone that allows them the freedom to deliver a riveting sermon, there are a variety of miniature microphones that can be worn comfortably on the body that will meet their needs.


The best sound captured close to the source

d:fine™ Headset and Earset Microphones are small and elegant in design. They are lightweight and flexible; ideal for pastors who place more importance on accurate voice reproduction, comfort and easy setup, than concealment. These microphones benefit from being placed extremely close to the mouth, which is the best position from which to get the best sound.

d:fine™ Omnidirectional Headset and Earset Microphones offer consistent audio performance at all sound pressure levels, impressive gain before feedback and durable construction. They are truly a plug-and-play solution for any situation.

d:fine™ Directional Headset and Earset Microphones reject side and background noise while creating higher separation from nearby sound sources. This improves the gain-to-feedback ratio and offers the user more channel control. Natural voice intelligibility is preserved along with very high SPL capabilities.

Choose an omnidirectional d:fine™ if:
  • You need a microphone that is not sensitive to positioning
  • The microphone is being used by untrained personnel
  • Background noise is not a problem
  • Feedback is not an issue


Choose a directional (cardioid) d:fine™ if:
  • Background noise is a problem
  • Feedback is a problem
 

The best “do-it-yourself” option

Another option for religious leaders who prefer to roam away from the pulpit is the d:screet™ Necklace Microphone. This mic is the best choice for a “do-it-yourself” option. Nothing is easier to use; it simply attaches around the neck and sits there comfortably no matter how the wearer moves. With low noise and high sensitivity, the d:screet™ Necklace Microphone offers clear, transparent, and natural sound in a fast, repeatable way.

The d:fine™ Headset  and Earset Microphones and the d:screet™ Miniature Microphone line (as well as all other types of DPA microphones) can easily interface wirelessly with all leading wireless microphone manufacturers, such as Audio Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Zaxcom and many more. This makes them a very easy and flexible microphone solution that can meet many needs within any House of Worship setting.

Podium mics for house of worship

When a pastor prefers to stay at the pulpit while speaking to the parishioners, a familiar and excellent choice is a podium microphone.

A useful and flexible means to capture the pastor’s voice, these mics are designed to be used from a distance of several inches, thus allowing some latitude of movement without a great change in the level and tonal quality of the audio.


The d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphone delivers high speech intelligibility. It combines controlled directionality with rejection of off-axis (background noise). Speech intelligibility is strengthened by the fact that there is uniformity around the microphone capsule, which enables the pastor to turn his or her head slightly without sounding off-mic. In fact, even if the pastor walks a few feet away from the microphone, it can still deliver fantastic, intelligible sound.

There are several variants of the d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphone, so the microphone can be tailored to a preferred length allowing it to be flexible enough to work with multiple users.

d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphones, as well as all other types of DPA microphones, can easily interface wirelessly with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Audio Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Zaxcom and many more. This makes them a very easy and flexible microphone solution that can meet many needs within any House of Worship setting.

Microphones for the church choir

Amplifying choirs can be a major challenge. In many cases, the choir is performing against an orchestra with a high stage level. At the same time, stage monitors may be loud, making voice clarity difficult to achieve.

Many tend to use a lot of spot mics for the choir, sometimes placing handheld mics with each singer. Unfortunately, this increases the channel number and noise, and may introduce the risk of comb filtering, leading to a very unnatural-sounding choir.


Using fewer, but properly placed directional microphones, such as the d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphone, is the way to resolve this issue. Place the d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphone either on mic stands or suspend them from the ceiling. Point the capsules to the last row of singers. The directional pick-up pattern will attenuate the sounds to the side and produce a natural balance between the nearest (loudest but attenuated) and the furthest (weakest level, but performing to the microphones most sensitive direction). Follow the 3:1 distance rule, use proper panning—or a combination of the two.

For more information about the 3:1 distance rule or other issues relating to miking a choir, read our full Mic University article: How to mic a choir.

d:sign™ Gooseneck Microphone, as well as all other types of DPA microphones, can easily interface wirelessly with work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Audio Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Zaxcom and many more.  This makes them a very easy and flexible microphone solution that can meet many needs within any House of Worship setting.

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