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SupercardioidDPA d:facto

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

DPA d:facto is a handheld pre-polarized handheld condenser for live vocal use. d:facto launched at Prolight + Sound 2012, and is scheduled to begin shipping in May 2012.

The mic uses a 19mm electret capsule.

Like most electret condensers, the d:facto has relatively high self-noise of 19–21dBA. At its intended working distance, on moderate to loud sources including vocals, this noise floor is unlikely to be problematic.

Although the mic’s frequency response and polar graphs have not been published as of this writing, DPA describes the mic’s response thusly:


90 Hz - 16 kHz with 3 dB soft boost at 12 kHz. Permanent 3rd order low-cut filter (-3 dB at 80 Hz)

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The mic was released in 2012.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (5 mV/Pa; 90 - 16,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 19mm
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 139 dB
Self-noise: 21.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
245g (8.64oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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