DPA CXO4000 XY/ORTF Stereo Holder
DPA CXO4000 XY/ORTF Stereo HolderDPA CXO4000 Compact XY/ORTF Stereo Holder Details
The CXO4000 holder features mounting of DPA Compact Cardioid microphones in both a coincident XY stereo configuration as well as in a near coincident ORTF combined time and intensity difference stereo configuration.
Two hooks in the middle of the stereo holder are for XY stereo, while two hooks on the side are for ORTF stereo. It is even possible to use both stereo setups simultaneously in order to compare afterwards in the editing process or to record in surround sound using one front and one back-orientated stereo setup.
The lightweight holder is a very convenient and practical tool mounting on a single microphone stand and with the DPA compact microphones, taking up little space. Shock mounting is done with the EXY4000 Extension for Compact Stereo Holders and the UA0897 Shock Mount.
The holder is made of black anodized aluminium and ethyl propylene rubber rings to ensure durability and stability. For flexibility, the holder also includes a thread adapter for attachment to most common microphone stands.
In order to receive an authentic reproduction of the total sound field (direct and ambient sound elements) it is extremely important to use microphones that have a linear and clean off-axis response. Likewise, it is a critical factor that the microphone manufacturer is able to deliver two microphones that are, within a narrow tolerance, identical in frequency response and sensitivity. DPA Microphones fulfil these demands.
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This is a very small & lightweight mount. It is meant for use on a stand, but was easily adapted for inconspicuous flying in a concert hall. It is meant for DPA's mini 3/4" body mics, but works very well for the MKH8040 - especially with the cable kits & 3 pin connector adaptor removed.
There were none in the US when ordered, so Ryan ordered them from Denmark & they arrived in less than 2 weeks. The rubber retainer bands seem well made to strech a bit and hold the mic body. But, beware of cable tension as the mount does allow the mic to change mounting angle. There are 2 spare retainer bands built-in, since the mount may be used for XY configuration, as well.