Christopher Spahr of DPA Microphones | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan: What have you got that‚Äôs new for us this year?
Christopher Spahr: We released a new technology within those miniature microphones. Not changing the capsule, the capsule‚Äôs still the thing, the one we‚Äôve made for a long time, but the preamplifier underneath the capsule, basically, the electronics in it, we made a new one called CORE, so it‚Äôs CORE by DPA. Basically, it‚Äôs allowing us to not eliminate the distortion but bring the distortion across the audio spectrum down to such a low point that we‚Äôre able to increase our dynamic range within these little teeny microphones by up to 14 dB. So that‚Äôs still the same mic that was handling all the stuff it was happening before, but now we‚Äôre actually getting more information out of it just by changing a little amplifier within the microphone.
LJ: That‚Äôs almost as important as the capsule is the conversion from the analog, in the old terms, the vibrations which would cause the mic to vibrate, and turning it into bits of 1s and 0s. That‚Äôs where a lot of microphones used to fall apart because they didn‚Äôt have a good A to D conversion.
CS: Exactly, and you don‚Äôt think about it. It‚Äôs not a very sexy thing to think about the preamplifier that you can‚Äôt see, that‚Äôs in the housing of the microphone, but it makes a huge difference.
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