Hosa Technology announces the introduction of the Da-Cappo DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone with Earbud Monitor. By combining a discreet earset microphone with an in-ear monitor, the new Da-Cappo DA15 provides unparalleled comfort and unprecedented freedom of movement for onstage performers and production staff alike. The capsule found in the new DA15 incorporates a sensitivity rating of -51 dB and a maximum SPL rating of 130 dB—making it well-suited for vocal performers who routinely find themselves in loud performance surroundings. This high-performance, back-electret condenser microphone provides excellent off-axis rejection by using a front-facing capsule engineered to be positioned at the corner of the performer's mouth. As the microphone's cardioid polar pattern offers maximum rejection at the rear of the capsule, the new DA15 provides superior isolation from surrounding noise. Integrated into the DA15's ear cushion is the earbud monitor. This high-quality, dual-driver earbud offers a full-range frequency response of 20 Hz ¿¿¿ 20 kHz with a sensitivity rating of 102 dB—making this monitor capable of handling high in-ear levels. With the earbud monitor's ability to function equally well for both performance monitoring and IFB (interruptible feedback), the new DA15 is equally at home on the music stage or in the TV newsroom. The earbud is truly discreet and lightweight—making the DA15 an ideal microphone/in-ear monitoring system that can be worn comfortably for hours. The new DA15, like other Da-Cappo headset microphone systems, features a hypoallergenic ear cushion that is designed for long wearing-comfort. This cushion conceals a flexible, sprung-steel mechanism that may easily be adjusted to fit ears of all sizes. Further, the DA15 features the same adjustable microphone boom—enabling one to adjust the microphone to find that "perfect fit." Da-Cappo's new DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone with Earbud Monitor arrives as a comprehensive package. The system includes a 4-foot carbon Kevlar microphone cable (compact screw to same), a 4-foot carbon Kevlar earbud cable (compact screw to 3.5 mm TRS), a single-cable clip for affixing the microphone and earbud monitor cables to one's clothing, and a low-density pop filter—all of which is stored in the included leatherette case. Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology's National Marketing Manager, commented on the new DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone with Earbud Monitor. "The new DA15 shares the performance attributes of Da-Cappo's highly acclaimed DA12 Cardioid Earset Microphone and incorporates the added benefit of in-ear monitoring into a unified, easy to use, comfortable, and highly adjustable system. The DA15 forms a unified microphone/monitoring system that is equally at home for both stage performers and TV newspersons. I'm confident this new product offering will be well received by a wide range of prospective customers." The new Da-Cappo DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone with Earbud Monitor is currently available in either black or beige. MSRP for the kit is $652.00.