D:FINE IN-EAR BROADCAST HEADSET MONITORS - AudioTechnology
DPA has just launched the d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone, on the back of the company’s popular theater monitor headset.
The new headset is designed to allow on-air television hosts a means of communication with the production-control room or to hear foldback from location interviews and other similar circumstances.
“By integrating a monitoring component into our d:fine headset design, we have succeeded in combining two parallel systems and creating an easy to use solution that eliminates the need for separate In-Ear Monitors and headset microphones,” says DPA Product Manager Mikkel Nymand. “This solves the irritating problem broadcast studio hosts and guests currently face of having two sets of components and wires to deal with. It also offers a solution that is simple to fit, comfortable to wear and unobtrusive for both the host and the viewer.”
The capsules and mechanical build has been designed to prevent audio spill, incorporating two adjustable parallel cables to both (mic and headphone) with a spring steel ear-hook, constructed to provide users with easy on/off mounting. Excess cable can be wound around the plug or placed behind the outer ear, while a cable steer at the headset mount controls the cable run down the neck.
“Broadcast studios can be harsh environments and therefore products must be durable if they are to prove their worth,” Nymand adds. “With DPA’s d:fine Headset Microphones, repairs no longer require taking a mic out of commission because the range is designed with detachable cables that can be replaced immediately with a spare.”
The unit features a miniature MicroDot connector for the mic, mini-jack for the headphones and also comes with two different sized ear-pads for users. The monitoring headset comes in either Single-Ear mount (leaving one ear free) or Dual-Ear mount (for two-channel monitoring), with a combination of black, brown or beige colours. Adapters are also available for fitting wireless beltpacks.
For more info, check: www.dpamicrophones.com
Excerpts from Press Release