DPA Microphones is adding to its d:screet and d:fine ranges by introducing its smallest ever high end pro audio microphone capsule. The d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone are just 3mm in diameter – 2mm smaller than DPA’s existing 4000 series of miniature microphone products. While they may be small, all three incorporate the DPA’s recently launched Core microphone technology that reduces distortion and increases dynamic range.
All three 6000 series capsules are omnidirectional and have a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz. The d:screet 6060 lavalier has a noise floor of 24dB A, while the d:screet 6061 lavalier and d:fine 6066 headset have noise floors of 26dB A. All three are available in black and beige with more colours to be added. The d:fine 6066 also has a redesigned lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and has a spring mechanism to help it grip below the ears and to the side of the head for added security.
As part of the years spent developing the capsules, DPA R&D staff visited theatres, film sets and television studios to learn first-hand what customers need from a miniature microphone. “DPA has a big footprint in these industries, especially theatre where our microphones are regularly used on top Broadway and West End shows,” Moerch says. “Everyone wants the tiniest microphone possible so that they are less visible when worn as a headset and are completely invisible when hidden in costumes and wigs. Our 5mm capsules already deliver on all these levels, so being able to offer a microphone that is just as good, but even smaller is generating huge excitement within these industries.”