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ISE 2020: DPA unveils latest pro sound microphone innovations

New innovations include new skin tone- and clothing matching colour choices for the 6000 series and its new 4560 CORE binaural headset microphone

DPA Microphones will be presenting a plethora of new pro sound microphone innovations at ISE 2020, including showcasing new colour options for its 6000 series of subminiature microphones.

The 6066 subminiature headset microphone will feature in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 lavalier microphones in brown, white, black and beige. The idea behind these new colours is to make the 6000 series less obtrusive with the ability to match skin tone and clothing.

“Our 6000 series already look and sound great, but with these new colour options we are further adding to their appeal by enhancing their virtual invisibility,” said Anne Berggrein, VP of marketing at DPA. “As well as being sleek and elegant, both the headset and lavalier microphones in our 6000 series range are incredibly easy to fit and comfortable to wear, making them ideal for even the most inexperienced artists and presenters.”

Measuring at three millimetres (0.12 inches) in diameter, DPA’s 6000 series capsules are 60 per cent smaller than the company’s existing 4000 series, yet offer the same power by including CORE by DPA amplification technology which reduces distortion and increases dynamic range. 

On booth 7-V245 at ISE, where DPA is exhibiting with its Benelux distributor AMPTEC, the company will also be showing its new 4560 CORE binaural headset microphone, which is specifically targeted at sound designers, podcasters, vloggers, film makers and other content creators.

The binaural headset features a pair of 4060 CORE miniature microphones that are mounted on two ear hooks and sit just outside the user’s ear canal (like a pair of earbuds) so that they capture 1:1 the sound being heard by the person making the recording. The microphones convey, in real time, what the user is hearing so that those listening to the content on headphones can experience full immersive sound. These qualities can also work with other applications such as sound system documentation, soundscape analysis, sound quality assessment, sound for theatrical plays, and sound for the gaming industry.

DPA will also be showing its new 2028 vocal microphone, which comes in three variants: a wired XLR handle and two wireless configurations. It also features a brand-new fixed-position capsule, a specially designed shock-mount and pop filter, and detachable inner and outer grilles that can be removed and rinsed.

DPA will complete its ISE line up with the 4097 CORE supercardioid choir mic, which is tailored to capture dynamic choir sound. This mic has the same qualities as the brand’s 4098 supercardioid microphones and features DPA’s flat off-axis supercardioid pattern, with a high gain-before-feedback that makes the choir sound natural from all angles.

Configured with a MicroDot connector and a DPA adapter for wired or wireless applications, the 4097 choir mic allows the user to go wireless. It also includes three shock mounts to secure the rumble caused by movement on stage.