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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 02:11:14 PM »
Interesting!

How much will it cost?

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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 02:22:13 PM »
Interesting!

How much will it cost?

Since it says DPA on it, it won't be cheap.

That being said...it looks pretty interesting. I think it will be pretty nice for shows with metal detectors. Maybe I'll get back on Team DPA with this thing.

Looks like Apple only. No Android that I could see.
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 05:05:06 PM »
Very cool!  This is a game changer.

Four channel version please..
..actually a six channel version is the thing of my dreams, but isn't likely.  Yet I can imagine them making a four channel version.

I don't care for the radially oriented inputs at all, which is simply terrible for cable management.  It would be much better if they were parallel with the USB port..  and arranged in two sets of three!
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 06:04:48 AM »
Interesting!

How much will it cost?

$650.

The built-in DAC is certainly a big value add, but that's really quite steep for what it is, IMO.
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 12:18:37 PM »
The weird radial inouts not great for  >:D
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 02:08:15 PM »
A single locking mini-xlr or binder input would be much better.. and will represent a considerable improvement in format on the forthcoming 4/6 channel version.  ;)  Since we're redesigning this for them, I'd like to see an on-board battery to increase run-time and reduce draw from the phone, with menu settings for power management with options like: draw from both sources; draw from internal battery first then switch to phone's power; phone-power only (so as not to burn phone-power charging a dead d:VICE battery); etc.

Curious how power-on/off, gain, filter and other settings work.  No obvious physical controls on the unit, so everything must be controllable through the app. 
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 12:18:18 PM »
I think this is pretty awesome. If the battery life is as good as DPA says, it will be really great. I love how it can run both the miniature mics and the full size capsules (with the MMP-G cables). Form factor is a little weird, but not a deal breaker for me, as it will be a super compact set-up. I will almost certainly give one of these a try...

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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 01:10:05 PM »
It's value is enabling a very compact, clean, direct-to-phone rig that fits in a pocket.  The disappointment is that the input format design doesn't provide robust input connector and cable protection - making for unnecessary strikes against compactness and pocket-ability.

I'd buy if DPA produces one that can do 4 or more channels, at which point it would need a single multi-pin mic input to achieve reasonable cable management.  Also would prefer it to work with Android devices.
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 09:51:10 AM »
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Will this polarize the AT943ES set properly?

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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 10:11:14 AM »
Does the AT943ES function correctly powered with a 5 or 6V supply in 2-wire config?  If so I'd imagine they'd work, as I suspect that's the mic supply voltage this device provides. 
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 01:16:46 AM »
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
I think this is pretty awesome. If the battery life is as good as DPA says, it will be really great. I love how it can run both the miniature mics and the full size capsules (with the MMP-G cables). Form factor is a little weird, but not a deal breaker for me, as it will be a super compact set-up. I will almost certainly give one of these a try...
Wouldn't full size capsules require phantom power thus a battery box in front of the DPA d:vice? I'm trying to limit the number of items and size for a stealth rig so this seems questionable to me.

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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 05:55:07 PM »
I suspect the DPA "active" adapter cable thing with the capsule mount at one end and the microdot at the other contains voltage converter circuitry which steps up from 5V to whatever bias voltage the full size capsule needs to operate.. probably not to full specification as if using the DPA modular amplifier bodies, but "good enough for taper work" given the compact stealthiness trade-off.
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Re: DPA d:VICE just announced
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 06:29:36 PM »
I suspect the DPA "active" adapter cable thing with the capsule mount at one end and the microdot at the other contains voltage converter circuitry which steps up from 5V to whatever bias voltage the full size capsule needs to operate.. probably not to full specification as if using the DPA modular amplifier bodies, but "good enough for taper work" given the compact stealthiness trade-off.
Sounds like a much larger battery drain and thus less recording time. I totally agree with you on a mini xlr would be much more secure as well as robust connection over the micro dot.
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