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‘The smallest we’ve ever designed’: DPA’s 6066 microphone nominated for NAMM TEC Award 2020

The NAMM TEC Awards are presented annually by the NAMM Foundation in celebration of the pro audio community

DPA Microphones’ 6066 subminiature headset microphone has been nominated for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category.

The NAMM TEC Awards are presented annually by the NAMM Foundation in celebration of the pro audio community, recognising the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television and more. 

DPA’s 6066 subminiature microphone features CORE by DPA technology, reducing distortion, increasing dynamic range and featuring a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz along with a noise floor of 24dB(A). The 6066 also has a completely redesigned, lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and includes a spring mechanism that grips below the head/ears for extra security. 

“We put a great deal of time and energy into designing a headset microphone that is elegant and implements all of the features we wanted in a small package,” said René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “The 6000 series capsule is the smallest we have ever designed. It required working on the edge of what is physically possible in order to get the renowned sound of the five-millimetre capsule of the 4066 into the new three-millimetre capsule of the 6066. The goal behind this microphone was to develop a solution that would be nearly invisible, to both live and broadcast audiences, while providing crystal-clear sound. The 6066 is discreet and visually appealing and does not compromise on sound quality.”

“It is always a pleasure to be recognised for our work, but it’s extra rewarding to know that we have made our customers’ jobs easier, enabling them to achieve better results,” added Mørch. “We have been receiving such great feedback from veteran sound engineers on the high-quality and sleek design of the 6066. At DPA, we want to hear our customers’ feedback – it’s what motivates us to create solutions made specifically to fit their needs. It really is an awesome microphone and to have it nominated for a TEC Award is such an honour.”

The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Anaheim, California.