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DPA Microphones


DPA 2028 Handheld Vocal Microphone


The DPA 2028 Vocal Microphone is designed for the unique challenges of live stage performances. It is a flexible handheld vocal mic, which provides transparent, fantastic vocals to performers from a wide range of markets including live, HoW, broadcast, etc. Available in wired or wireless versions; either way, just plug it in and hear the vocals shine like never before.

The 2028 sports a super-cardioid capsule with the famously flat DPA off-axis response. This gives the microphone a very high gain-before-feedback and at the same time makes it so much easier for sound engineers to handle bleed from other instruments at close proximity. The 2028 picks up these off-axis sounds in the most natural way.

On a live stage, the 2028 will deliver the same open and transparent sound that other DPA microphones deliver. In fact, it needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer listening to their performance. This allows the singer to use their voice just as if no mic was present, which puts less strain on them. In addition, it allows sound engineers to spend their time shaping the sound experience rather than covering up due to artifacts. This amazing transparency is unique for DPA vocal mics.

    • Product Features:

      Renowned DPA sound 

      Natural vocals – from folk to metal

      Reduces feedback issues

      Rugged enough for the live stage

      Uniform super-cardioid directionality

      Extreme SPL handling

    • Technical Specifications:

      Directional pattern:  Supercardioid

      Principle of operation:  Pressure gradient

      Cartridge type:  Pre-polarized condenser

      Effective frequency response:  20 Hz - 20 kHz

      Frequency range: , ±2 dB, at 12 cm (4.7 in) 100 Hz - 16 kHz. Permanent 3rd order low-cut filter at 80 Hz

      Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz:  5 mV/Pa; -46 dB re. 1 V/Pa

      Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. : 22 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 23 dB(A))

      Total harmonic distortion (THD) < 1%:  up to 139 dB SPL peak

      Dynamic range Typ. : 117 dB

      Max. SPL, peak before clipping:  160 dB

      Output impedance:  150 Ω

      Minimum load impedance:  1 kΩ

      Cable drive capability:  100 m (328 ft)

      Output balance principle:  Impedance balancing with Active Drive

      Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR):  > 50 dB at 1 kHz

      Power supply (for full performance):  48 V Phantom power (±4 V)

      Current consumption:  Max 2.5 mA

      Connector:  XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase

      Weight:  286 g (10.1 oz)

      Diameter:  48 mm (1.9 in)

      Capsule diameter:  19 mm (0.75 in)

      Microphone length:  188 mm (7.4 in)

      Maximum output voltage, RMS:  9 Vrms; 19 dBV; 28 dBu

      Polarity:  +V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure