DPA Microphones

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Handheld microphone suitable for live use with sound reinforcement

DPA Microphones (originally Danish Pro Audio) is a Danish manufacturer of microphones and microphone solutions for the professional markets, owned by American investment company "The Riverside Company". The current CEO is Kalle Hvidt. The company was founded in 1992 by two former employees from Brüel & Kjær - Morten Stove and Ole Brosted Sorensen. Brüel & Kjaer had decided to close down their Pro Audio department and Morten and Ole made a contract with B&K to take over sales, service and development. DPA was at that time solely supplying high end studio microphones for recording and broadcast use. In 1995 they teamed up with Dan Ingemann Jensen and Jens Jørn Stockholm from DanaBallerina (later Muphone) and co-developed the later famous DPA 4060 and 4061 miniature microphone, which quickly became the preferred microphone in the theatre world on Broadway in New York and the West End in London. The company received the prestigious King Frederik IX award at a ceremony in Fredensborg Castle.[1] [2]

The company’s headquarters is located in Allerød in Denmark, and the production plant is located in Asnæs, also in Denmark.[3] [4]

Awards[edit]

1989: TEC Award – B&K 4011 Cardioid Microphone[5]

2002: TEC Award nominee: 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphone[6][7]

2004: TEC Award nominee - 4088 Directional Headset Microphone[8]

2006: WFX Best New Product Award - SMK4061 Stereo Microphone Kit With Miniature Microphones[9]

2007: DPA Microphones received the prestigious award King Frederik IX award.[10]

2009: The DPA d:vote™ 4099 instrument microphones received several awards (Audio Media Gear of the Year, TEC Award)[11]

2010: PAR Excellence Award - Reference Standard[12]

2010: Resolution Award - 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone[13]

2010: TEC Award nominee - 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone[14]

2011: Audio Media Gear of the Year - Reference Standard Microphone Series[15]

2011: MIX Certified Hit - Reference Standard Microphone Series[16]

2011: TEC Award nominee - 2011A Cardioid Microphone[17]

2012: Resolution Award - Reference Standard Microphone Series[18]

2012: Live Design Product of the Year Award - d:fine™ Headset Microphone[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danish Sound Innovation Network Slide 14 http://www.danishsound.org/sites/default/files/Pdfer/Jan_Voetmann-Af_den_danske_lydverden-JV-3_1.pdf
  2. ^ Magazine article in Danish http://www.avm.dk/artikel/visartikel.php?artikelnummer=5910
  3. ^ "Contact us". Dpamicrophones.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. ^ "News from". DPA Microphones. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
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  10. ^ da:Kong Frederik IX's hæderspris for fortjenstfuldt eksportarbejde
  11. ^ "Welcome to". Audiomedia.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2013-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Welcome to audiomedia.com" (PDF). audiomedia.com.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2013-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2013-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Sound Product Of The Year: DPA d:fine". 16 May 2012.