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DPA CORE 4061 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone, Loud SPL

The DPA CORE 4061 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is acoustically identical to the CORE 4060 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, but its sensitivity has been adjusted to accommodate higher sound pressure levels (SPLs).

The CORE 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone (Loud SPL) can handle SPL up to 144 dB peak before clipping, making it ideally suited for use on very loud sound sources, such as some instruments and loud human voices.

At 10 dB less sensitive than the CORE 4060, The CORE 4061 works well when used for hidden applications, for example when mounted on the head or forehead of a theatre or stage performer, which is naturally louder than what you would encounter with a chest placed lapel microphone.

This Microphone is available in four colours: black, brown, beige and white.

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Product Description

The DPA Lavalier series is the world’s leading Microphone for speech and vocal performance and has become the industry standard microphone in live theatre and broadcast. Now in its next evolution, the CORE 4060 series of Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones bring extra clarity and detail to live speech and vocals, further distancing themselves from their competitors.

The DPA CORE 4061 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone was developed to withstand even the toughest of conditions in live performance, containing a 5.4 mm diameter pre-polarized condenser element with a vertical diaphragm.

The DPA CORE 4061 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is an omnidirectional microphone with sensitivity at all angles – which means it’s capable picking up sound equally from all directions.

A double vent protection system makes the Microphone greatly resistant to humidity and sweat, whilst its Kevlar-reinforced cable relief can withstand constant every-day twists, bends and pulls of any live performance. ­­Adding further flexibility, the microphone can be configured to run easily and effortlessly with a huge range of the industry’s preferred wireless systems, but if you prefer, the mics is available with an XLR adapter to run via a wired system.

All CORE by DPA Microphones are now IP58 Rated for water and dust ingress

DPA CORE 4061 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Directional pattern Omnidirectional
Principle of operation Pressure
Cartridge type Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB Soft boost grid: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 3 dB soft boost at 8 – 20 kHz. High boost grid: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 10 dB boost at 12 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz 6 mV/Pa; -44 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 26 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 28 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% - Legacy 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Distortion, THD < 1% - CORE 134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range – Legacy Typ. 97 dB
Dynamic range – CORE Typ. 111 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 144 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance 30 – 40 Ω
Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft)
Power supply (for full performance) For wireless systems: Min. 5 V – max. 50 V through DPA adapter. With DAD6001-BC/DAD6024/DAD4099: 48 V phantom power ±4 V for full performance
Current consumption Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Connector MicroDot
Color Black, beige, brown or white
Weight 7.5 g (0.26 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
Microphone diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length 12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Cable length 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
Polarity Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%


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