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Offline Brian Skalinder

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INFO: DPA 406x v. Shure WL50x
« on: February 24, 2003, 10:27:57 AM »
After seeing several posts on this and other boards about the Shure WL50x being a rebranded DPA 406x, I thought I'd check with DPA and Shure directly.  Here's my email and the response from DPA.  I'm curious if Shure will respond in identical fashion:
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Dear Brian,

Thank you for your enquiry and interest in our products.

In answer to your specific question I can inform you that there is no connection between the Shure WL50 and the DPA microphones. (Some time ago Shure offered a WL61 which was a DPA product, but I believe this product is now discontinued from their line).

The DPA 406X is a superior product with better specifications, but the best evidence is to give it a listen yourself. Feel free to let me know where you are located and we will try to organize a demo for you.

Kind regards,
Craig Parrish

Craig Parrish, Sales & Marketing Manager
DPA Microphones A/S
Gydevang 42-44
DK-3450 Alleroed, Denmark
Ph: +45 4814 2828 Fax: +45 4814 2700

cap@dpamicrophones.com
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Emne: DPA 406x and Shure WL50x


I'm an amateur audio recording enthusiast and am considering buying a pair of DPA 406x or Shure WL50x series of microphones.  I'd appreciate if you could address a few questions I have, please:

[1] Are the DPA 406x series of microphones re-branded by Shure as the WL50x series?

[2] Are any of the DPA 406x components re-branded as Shure WL50x components?

[3] If the answer to [1] and/or [2] is yes, would you please detail the differences in design, build, and performance between these two series?

Just trying to find out the complete story on these two series of mics so I can make an informed decision.  Thanks!

Regards,

Brian Skalinder
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Re:INFO: DPA 406x v. Shure WL50x
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2003, 01:21:09 PM »
Nice one, Brian. The record is straight.
Does anyone know of anyone who owned or used the WL61s, out of curiosity?

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Re:INFO: DPA 406x v. Shure WL50x
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2003, 02:01:52 PM »
FWIW, Shure's response:

From: Info/shure@shure.com | This is Spam | Add to Address Book
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 12:40:30 -0600
Subject: RE: Shure WL50x questions
To: bskalinder@yahoo.com

We did a few years back have a much more expensive DPA equivalent
microphone.  We have designed our own mic and this current WL50 is not in any way a DPA microphone, but a Shure design.

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   From:       bskalinder [SMTP:bskalinder@yahoo.com]
   Sent:       Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:31 AM
   To:         info
   Cc:         bskalinder
   Subject:    Shure WL50x questions
   
   I'm an amateur audio recording enthusiast and am considering buying a
   pair of Shure WL50x series of microphones.  I'd appreciate if you
   could address a few questions I have, please:
   
   [1] Are the WL50x series of microphones re-branded DPA 406x series?
   
   [2] Are any of the components of the WL50x re-branded DPA components?
   
   [3] If the answer to [1] and/or [2] is yes, would you please detail
   the differences in design, build, and performance between these two
   series?
   
   I believe Shure re-brands at least one piece of gear - the Sound
   Devices MixPre as a Shure FP24 - and I'm looking forward to your
   answers as the WL50x series is significantly less expensive than the
   DPA 406x series.  Thanks.
   
   Regards,
   
   Brian Skalinder
   bskalinder@yahoo.com
   

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Re:INFO: DPA 406x v. Shure WL50x
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2003, 02:15:17 PM »
Anyone know how it sounds? DPA equivalent?  ;) ;)

 

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