Orbital's Exclusive with Award-Winning Da-Cappo Micro Microphones

UK distribution deal brings innovative Australian micro microphones to UK theatre and broadcast markets

Orbital Sound continues to expand its exclusive audio sales lines, announcing the addition of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones. Orbital has been appointed as Da-Cappo's exclusive UK distributor with immediate effect, and will be showcasing the range, including the DA-12 single-ear microphone and the DA-04 lapel microphone, on Stand No: 103/104 at this year's ABTT Show (16-17 June). The high quality European-designed Da-Cappo capsule is the result of extensive research in the field of precision-hearing instrumentation, measuring a discrete 2.5mm in diameter and combining market-leading performance with a flat frequency response, exceptional EMI protection and unparalleled resilience against sweat and water. Da-Cappo's latest product release – the DA-15 single-ear microphone with an in-ear monitor piece – was singled out at the 2009 AES, winning the Award for Innovation.

Da-Cappo's claim to have designed a genuinely water-resistant range attracted the attention of Orbital Sound's MD Chris Headlam, as he explains:
"Da-Cappo caught our eye with its design innovation, tiny size and its claim to be water-resistant. We put them to the test and couldn't believe how good they are on all levels - unlike many competitive products that fail when exposed to sweat or water, Da-Cappo's mics can be simply shaken dry and just go on working. The sound quality is up there with the best, they are truly reliable and the smallest available in their class. The brand represents a perfect fit with our sales ethos, focusing on products that provide a unique combination of quality, performance and reliability and have been proven to be fully compatible with all major radio microphone manufactures. We are extremely excited about the potential for Da-Cappo in the mainstream live sound and broadcast markets."

Da-Cappo's Alan Greensall, commented on the brand's new UK channel for the theatre and broadcast sectors:
"We are really pleased to be working with Orbital and look forward to a growing take-up of the Da-Cappo brand in the UK. Over the past 18 months, we have established a credible user base in repertory theatre, for example with both the RSC and the National Theatre. We are now confident that Orbital will further enhance this, taking Da-Cappo into the wider theatre sector. Orbital, with its professional approach to the market and ability to offer complete solutions, is the perfect business partner for the Da-Cappo brand".

The Da-Cappo micro microphones provide clear full-frequency audio, with a rich bottom end and clear-defined top, positioning the products as a highly competitive alternative for a wide range of demanding vocal and instrumental applications. Orbital has applied its theatre-specific expertise to specify an addition to the line-up, in the form of a -45dB omni-directional capsule (an additional -10dB from the regular capsule), allowing the microphone to be worn closer to the face. Da-Cappo's line up also includes one cardioid capsule, with a sensitivity of -51dB that is ideally suited for static presentations and corporate applications.