DPA Introduces the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Microphone

Though it weighs only 0.40 ounces and is one of the smallest microphones on earth, DPA’s new 6066 subminiature microphone also competes for the lowest amount of self noise of any professional lavalier microphone.

DPA said the capsule of the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset is 3 mm (0.12 in) in diameter. That’s 60 percent smaller than comparable DPA lavalier microphones. Despite its small size, it has clarity, consistency and durability.

The 6066 has an equivalent noise level of 26 dB, A-weighted — a number which is comparable to the noise level of DPA’s 5mm capsule. Frequency range is 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a gentle boost (maximum 4 dB) between 8 and 20 kHz. Maximum SPL is 144 dB, with THD less than one percent up to 126 dB.

The mic comes in a one-size-fits-all headset. It has a two-way (length and height) adjustable, non-reflective boom with locking system. There’s a three-point gripping system behind the ear. A 90-degree cable management system safeguards the cable and minimizes cable breaks.

All CORE Subminiature mics are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms, which includes water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing; hermetic sealing of the amplifier at the core of the mic; and dual gold plating of the diaphragm.

The 6066 is available in beige or black with prices starting at $859.95.

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