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DPA CORE 4660 Omnidirectional Heavy Duty Lavalier Microphone, Normal SPL

The DPA CORE 4660 Omnidirectional Heavy Duty Lavalier Microphone is small, yet exceptionally strong, presenting an exceptionally accurate omnidirectional pattern in a rugger, ready-for-anything housing.

Widely used in television and film, the DPA CORE 4660 Omnidirectional Heavy Duty Lavalier Microphone (Normal SPL) is ideally suited for capturing speech. This microphone handles sound pressure levels up to 134 dB before clipping occurs. This Microphone is well suited for applications where the sound source is more remote or damped and you need to have a good balance signal versus noise

This Microphone is available in two colours: black and beige.

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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 4660 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone was developed to withstand the very toughest of conditions in live performance, containing a 5.4 mm diameter pre-polarized condenser element with a vertical diaphragm, all mounted in a stainless steel housing.

The DPA CORE 4660 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 4660 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

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 20 mV/Pa; -34 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted Typ. 23 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 26 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4 Typ. 35 dB (max. 38 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% 120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range Typ. 100 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10% 134 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance From MicroDot: 30 – 40 Ω. From DAD6001: 100 Ω
Cable drive capability Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Output balance principle Signal balanced with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) > 60 dB from 50 Hz to 15 kHz with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance) Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems
Current consumption Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Connector MicroDot
Color Black or beige
Weight 13 g (0.46 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
Microphone diameter 5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length 17.6 mm (0.7 in)
Cable length 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
Cable color Black or beige
Cable diameter 2.2 mm (0.09 in)
Polarity Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive-going voltage at MicroDot pin (and pin 2 on DAD6001 XLR adapter)
Temperature range -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH) Up to 90%


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