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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2019, 01:04:34 PM »
Now,... let me tell you all about Line Audio......

Have you had issues with those?
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2019, 02:12:40 PM »
None in the slightest. Totally satisfied. Happy as I can be with them. Great mics.
And, total bonus,... something like $3700 less?
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
Moke, I have no idea how you stayed with DPA for so long. After the 2-3 failure I would have said enough is enough!

I have run DPAs in the past. First pair of mics that were actually some higher end mics I got. FOB is good for small/medium size venues. But once you get to arenas/amphitheaters, if you aren't near the stacks. I feel everything gets washed out with the omni pattern. Once I got myself some AT853s and MK4s, I realized how much I was missing running a cardioid pattern for the longest time and didn't have to be as near to a source to pull decent tapes.

Really depends on what sort of shows you run at. I loved to stack tape. But I like having the sense of security that even if I am not in the optimum spot for stealthing, I will have a decent chance at a good pull.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2019, 12:06:35 AM »
did some comps last weekend with 4061 and 4099. i have some other clips i havent uploaded yet that are farther from the source, they will prob be posted in same thread eventually

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2019, 04:10:35 AM »
did some comps last weekend with 4061 and 4099. i have some other clips i havent uploaded yet that are farther from the source, they will prob be posted in same thread eventually

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295147#msg2295147
https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295287#msg2295287
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2019, 08:14:20 AM »
I think the 406x series are really great small omnis, very clean and detailed.  The typical strengths and limitations of that polar pattern apply, of course, but they are awesome when you're in the "omni zone".

DPA's line of modular mics are also excellent.  Fantastic sonically and outstanding build quality.  Various capsules, several pre-amps, and a broad range of cool accessories are available.  Every review I have read has been enthusiastic and I don't recall seeing any descriptions of issues.  Definitely worth a look if you are a fan of the DPA house sound...

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2019, 10:32:55 PM »
i have a lot of dpa4061s that i bought used off of ebay. i have noticed that after a while some had a drop in volume (6db problem?). i never knew what it was. thought it might be my power supply or recorder. i would just swap them out after a while with another one. i usually have 4 sets ready to go at any given time. any idea what causes the 6bd loss? sometimes it goes back to normal. dosen't  dpa make a 4062 that handles more spl than a 4061?

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2019, 02:44:28 AM »
From what I’ve read on here the 6dB drop is due to the mics being ‘sweated out’ which means they were abused in a bunch of theater situations. And are at or near the end of their life apparently. The fact that you say it is intermittent is interesting. Perhaps you can try to clean them using DPAs method on their website.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2019, 08:51:19 AM »
The sudden vol drop is usually a death knell.

 

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