DPA d:facto Handheld Vocal Mic

Condenser Supercardioid Handheld Microphone with Built-in Wireless Adapter System
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DPA d:facto Handheld Vocal Mic
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The Perfect Wireless Mic Upgrade!

Get amazing sound at home and onstage with the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic. This supercardioid, condenser vocal mic provides extremely clear sound with superb definition. The d:facto houses a multi-function capsule. By using an optional adapter you can use the supercardioid capsule with various wireless microphone systems including Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom, Sennheiser, and more. Onstage, you'll really appreciate the mic's supercardioid polar pattern, which maximizes gain-before-feedback. DPA is well known for the exceptional quality of its studio mics. Now you can get that great sound live, with the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic.

DPA d:facto Supercardioid Condenser Vocal Mic at a Glance:
  • Superb sound and performance
  • Use this mic with your wireless system
  • DPA studio quality in a handheld mic
Superb sound and performance

No matter what your application, the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic is ready. Whether you are using it for sound reinforcement or in the studio, this mic has the sound and definition you want. The supercardioid capsule delivers an exceptionally natural sound and great separation from other sound sources onstage. The DPA d:facto Vocal Mic was designed to give you the best performance and shine through on any stage.

Use this mic with your wireless system

Have you been wishing your wireless mic sounded better? DPA designed the d:facto Vocal Mic to be the perfect solution. You get the amazing sound, definition, and sound separation of the supercardioid capsule and the versatility of setting it up for your wireless system. Simply remove the capsule, and with an optional adapter, you can use it with your favorite wireless mic. Adapters are available for wireless mics by Sony, Line 6, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom, and Sennheiser.

DPA studio quality in a handheld mic

DPA has a long history of producing amazing studio and live condenser microphones. Now they bring their experience and knowledge to handheld mics. The supercardioid design of the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic makes it extremely usable in any recording or live situation. It minimizes bleed from other instruments while delivering natural-sounding vocals with amazing definition. Best of all you can use this mic's capsule in your favorite wireless mic to get the same versatility and sound. Grab the DPA d:facto vocal Mic and see what you've been missing!

DPA d:facto Supercardioid Condenser Vocal Mic Features:
  • Supercardioid, condenser vocal mic with built-in wireless adapter system
  • Superb definition and natural sound
  • Extremely high SPL rating of 160dB
  • Offers superb gain-before-feedback
  • Phenomenal separation from other sound sources
  • Three-stage pop screen kills unwanted noise
  • Mic can be used with wireless systems by changing the wireless adapter (sold separately, not included)
  • Works with Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom, Sennheiser wireless units and more
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Get a great-sounding mic that can be converted to work with your wireless system with the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic!

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Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 160dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 75dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number FA4018VDPAB

Customer Reviews

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Was expecting a lot - got even more than that!

Let me start out by saying I've owned my TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 (vocal harmonizer) (VL2) for about a year now and have done a lot with it in my home-built recording studio. It became clear from the start that the VL2 did not like picking up spurious signals from the microphone because it would then try to "harmonize" those sounds. Knowing that the end-game was to play in live-venues with the machine, my partner-in-music and I set out to find a microphone that would not only give us excellent tone across the frequency spectrum, but would also have the ability to reject most anything that was not being pushed directly into it's diaphragm. We set out looking for supercardioid mics in our price range. After whittling specs down to a few models, our dilemma was that we had no way of testing them out. Reviews helped, but they were not decisive enough. I was a bit of serendipity that my friend went to hear a well known group at a concert locally, and what he heard from their sound system struck him so, that he went up to ask what kind of mics they were using - the engineer said they used the DPA d:Facto microphones and they couldn't be happier with them... It was enough for us to take a chance and order one and test it out... wow! The Freq response is so flat across the spectrum - seemingly no bumps or dips anywhere.... And the output is crystal clear. Rich & deep on the low end, but not boomy at all - the mids come through clearly & combined with the presence of the highs, the sound reproduced comes across like our "real - voices" with little or no added EQ necessary. Finally, the supercardioid polar pattern has proven itself onstage repeatedly, allowing only our vocals to reach the VL2 and give us the clean signal that we had never thought possible. Next step - Wireless - and how cool is it that these mics are adaptable to most wireless systems on the market? Bottom line? - We'll be acquiring a 2nd d:facto as soon as possible!
Music background: Playing guitar & vocals since 1965, semi-pro Recording Engineer for the past 15 years.

Powerful mic

This is a very good condenser microphone. It is very directional and picks up voice even from few inches away from the mic with the same power. However, you need a good voice control to use this mic or probably need de-essing. I compared it to Neumann KMS 105 and decided to keep Neumann. This is $300 more expensive than KMS 105 and did not see a noticeable difference to justify that investment. But it all depend on the vocalist too. For one thing this can be used some compatible wireless systems by buying an adapter that cost another $270.
Music background: Singer
See also: Condenser Mics, DPA, DPA Condenser Microphones, DPA Condenser Microphones