Wired or Wireless, the DPA 2028 Vocal Microphone is a Winner


If someone is singing on stage, the audience deserves and demands clarity. Such clarity has always been attainable, but not always at a cost you can justify. Well, the good people at DPA Microphones aim to change that. DPA is a company long known for producing microphones that deliver eye-opening transparency, and it has continued that tradition with the new 2028, a handheld vocal microphone inspired by its premium d:facto Series and priced to accommodate the budgets of small- and large-scale productions.

Whether you need a vocal mic for concerts, houses of worship, or broadcast, the 2028 can answer the call. If you prefer the traditional security of a wired configuration, go for the 2028-B-01, which has an XLR output. If you need a wireless version to work with your Sennheiser 2000, 6000, 9000, Evolution, or D1 system, get the 2028-B-SE2. Snag the 2028-B-SL1 if you use a Shure, Sony, or Lectrosonics wireless system. Unlike the d:facto Series, the 2028 features fixed parts rather than a modular design to reduce complexity and cost. So, you won’t be swapping out capsules or adapters; just get the one that matches the type of audio system needed by you or your client.

Regardless of which version you select, you’ll be enjoying the same top-notch DPA sound. The 2028 is tuned for a linear frequency response similar to that of the d:facto 4018VL, giving you a clear, natural tone that isn’t dependent on equalization. If you want to hear the true sound of a singer uncolored by a mic, the DPA signature sonics are for you. The 2028 utilizes a supercardioid capsule to deliver focused directionality with neutral translation of off-axis sources. Additionally, it can handle a staggeringly high SPL of up to 160 dB, and it allows you to reach high gain levels before hitting the point of feedback. The newly designed integral shockmount and pop filter ensure that excess noises and plosives are minimized.

The black body and grille have been built with live stage applications in mind. So, although it performs like a studio microphone, it doesn’t need to be coddled and cradled like one. Obviously, I’m not implying that you should use it to hammer nails during the assembly of the stage, but it’s designed to withstand the common abuses incurred by performers and busy engineers.  

Stop wishing you had a better sound for singers; swing by the B&H SuperStore or visit our website to get the DPA 2028, and make your ideal vocal tone a reality.