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Old 12th September 2011
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DPA Surround Mount

Bought DPA Surround mount including an extra DPA omni 2006A i.e. I have now the option/luxury to install, a surround setup that includes;

2x B&K 4006
1x DPA 2006A
2x DPA 4011-TL

In most cases I will probably using the Decca tree configuration however I would like know from you guys what's your experience/favorite setup?

Cheers,

Gaston
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Old 12th September 2011
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It's quite useful and you feel like mr. Bond when assembling it.
It's a bit inflexible (unflexible? Man...) when compared to the grace system I think. Be careful not to scratch the surface.
I've usually used it Decca style turned upside down so one uses the Rear mount as Center. It works but gives too big a difference between LR and C for my taste. Mounted using the front LCR mounts it gives almost too little, and changing the width of the array takes disassembly and assembling an additional piece for L C and R. Unless you can get by with what the nice extendable arms get you that is.
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It's quite useful and you feel like mr. Bond when assembling it.
It's a bit inflexible (unflexible? Man...) when compared to the grace system I think. Be careful not to scratch the surface.
I've usually used it Decca style turned upside down so one uses the Rear mount as Center. It works but gives too big a difference between LR and C for my taste. Mounted using the front LCR mounts it gives almost too little, and changing the width of the array takes disassembly and assembling an additional piece for L C and R. Unless you can get by with what the nice extendable arms get you that is.
Well, I carry on the airplane 3 aluminum brief cases (1x DPA Surround Mount S5C, 1x DPA3511, 1x Remowa Pilot case containing Schoeps ORTF, DPA SMK4060, 2x DPA4099) as soon as I pass the customs all alarm bells go off and get a full detailed check and need to explain I am not a terrorist but a crazy recording engineer ;-)) goof


Within 10 days I will start working again and attend all rehearsals which gives me the opportunity to experiment.

Gaston

Last edited by Gaston69; 12th September 2011 at 10:50 PM.. Reason: suitcases vs brief cases
Old 13th September 2011
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Gaston, how is the 2006A compared to the classic 4006?
Old 13th September 2011
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Gaston, how is the 2006A compared to the classic 4006?
I'm curious about this too!

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Old 13th September 2011
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I'm curious about this too!

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The 2006A is still packed however on the 16th I might record the Philharmonic from Chernigov Ukraine. Will post the results as usual.
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The 2006A is still packed however on the 16th I might record the Philharmonic from Chernigov Ukraine. Will post the results as usual.
Thanks for replying Gaston - You mentioned Decca Tree; do you know if it's possible to use the DPA spheres [I have a set of DPA 4006TL my-self including spheres] on the 2006A..?

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Thanks for replying Gaston - You mentioned Decca Tree; do you know if it's possible to use the DPA spheres [I have a set of DPA 4006TL my-self including spheres] on the 2006A..?

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I have no spheres at all so it is all by all a new experiment
Old 13th September 2011
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If you like tweaking your mic setup as opposed to try and fix it in the mix, then you'll love them. Flexibility, thy name is APE.
Old 14th September 2011
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Thanks for replying Gaston - You mentioned Decca Tree; do you know if it's possible to use the DPA spheres [I have a set of DPA 4006TL my-self including spheres] on the 2006A..?

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I've asked DPA about this and sorry, no APE will fit the 2006A/C.
As for the new modular 4006A/C, the old APEs do not fit; and the new ones are pending....
Old 14th September 2011
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I've asked DPA about this and sorry, no APE will fit the 2006A/C.
As for the new modular 4006A/C, the old APEs do not fit; and the new ones are pending....
Thanks for info [although I had hoped for better news]

I don't know in detail how the new 2006 are physically constructed, other than they're using two of their miniature diaphragms. Maybe they're not as well suited for using with spheres, as the single diaphragm mics.

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