The d:fine In-Ear is targeted at broadcast hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage or to hear foldback from people interviewed outside the studio. When paired with the DPA d:facto Interview Microphone, the new d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone can also be used in the studio by a show host for guest interviews and audience commentary, while maintaining a connection to backstage producers or off-site colleagues via the d:fine’s in-ear monitor and mic.
The new d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone is built on the same state-of-the-art capsules and mechanical design that have made DPA’s d:fine range so popular around the world. This model incorporates two cables - microphone and in-ear - that run parallel to provide a neat and clean look. Ear pads in two different sizes are also included and great care has been taken to ensure that there is no audio leakage between the in-ear drivers and the microphone capsule, which can be either omnidirectional or directional.
A steel spring construction at the ear hook offers quick mounting for any ear size, while the cable to the integrated in-ear plug(s) can be lengthened or shortened to suit the user. It is easy to adjust headset mount size and, by choosing between left and right ear orientation, it is even possible to give the broadcast host a ‘camera blind’ side.
At NAB 2015, DPA was also demonstrating its most recent broadcast microphones, including the d:dicate 4017B Shotgun Microphone, the company’s full line of d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset and d:vote™ Instrument solutions, as well as the d:mension 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone.