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DPA 4661 d:screet Loud SPL Omni Lavalier Microphone
DPA 4661 d:screet Loud SPL Omni Lavalier Microphone

DPA 4661 d:screet Loud SPL Omni Lavalier Microphone

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SoundPro Item: 36328
MPN: 4661-OC-H-B00

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Of all the DPA miniature microphones, the 4661 Heavy Duty series is the most robust. A Kevlar-reinforced cable and a strain relief are built in to help the mic withstand the continuous twisting, bending and pulling that occurs in harsh environments. The mic is extremely resistant to sweat and humidity due to a pre-polarized condenser element inside a vertical diaphragm called the Double Vent Protection System. This extreme durability has earned this microphone a role on TV shows where it has been used to capture the clicks and taps of dance rehearsals from underneath dancers’ shoes.

The 4661 has an omnidirectional pattern and does not need to be pointed directly at the sound to capture quality sound. Because of its pickup pattern, compact size and durability, the mic can hide easily and is well-suited for achieving nuanced speech and high-end ambient recordings. Like many DPA mics, the 4661 includes a MicroDot termination, which enables the mic to be run with a wireless system. Use an adapter (sold separately) to connect your wireless system to the 4161 lavalier. Operating at high SPLs, this lavalier mic can reach 144 dB before clipping, making it one of the best miniatures for snare drums, guitar, bass, and other loud and powerful instruments. Modify the acoustic response with the two included anodized stainless-steel grids. The pre-fitted Soft Boost Grid creates a natural-sounding atmosphere with a 3dB soft boost at 8-20 kHz, and is designed for use when the mic is mounted on the performer’s head. In applications where the microphone’s chest-placement is preferred, the High Boost Grid adds a 10 dB soft boost around 12 kHz.

Personalize the 4661 heavy duty mic by choosing from a variety of colors and amplifier options. This wireless lav mic uses CORE technology. CORE uses the same capsule as Legacy, and makes improvements to minimize distorition and significantly expand dynamic range up to 14 dB (capsule dependent).

DPA 4661 Features

  • Choose from color and amplifier options
  • Rugged and reliable construction
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Heavy-duty strain relief and thick cable
  • Exceptional audio quality
  • Uniform, consistent sound between DPA mics
  • Easily concealed
  • Modular adapter system fits most professional wireless systems
  • IP 58 Certified
  • DPA 4661 d:screet Loud SPL Omni Lavalier Microphone1
  • Two Year Warranty1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternOmnidirectional
  • Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Rated output impedance30 - 40 Ω
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz6 mV/Pa; -44 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weightedTyp. 26 dB(A) re. 20 μPa (max. 28 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%125 dB SPL RMS, 128 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic rangeTyp. 102 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%144 dB SPL peak
  • Cable drive capabilityUp to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
  • Power supply (for full performance)
    • For wireless systems: Min. 5V - max. 10V through DPA adapter
    • With DAD6001-BC: P48 (Phantom Power). Will work from 12V
  • Current consumptionTyp. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
  • ConnectorMicroDot, TA4F Mini-XLR, 3-pin LEMO, Mini-Jack
  • ColorBlack, beige, brown or white
  • Weight8 g (0.29 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
  • Microphone head size (HxWxD)3.4 / 14.4 mm (0.13 / 0.57 in)
  • Capsule diameter3 mm (0.12 in)
  • Cable length1.8 m (5.9 ft)

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