Weighing in at only 0.40 ounces, DPA’s d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone boasts one of the smallest condenser capsules on the planet. Measuring a mere 3 mm, the omnidirectional capsule employed in the 6066 Subminiature Headset maintains an equivalent noise level of only 26 dB, A-weighted—a number which is comparable to the noise level of DPA’s 5mm capsule. Frequency range of the 6066 is specified as 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a gentle boost (maximum 4 dB) between 8 and 20 kHz. Maximum SPL is 144 dB, with THD less than 1% up to 126 dB.

DPA has engineered a new lightweight, over-the-ear headset to complement the capsule. The adjustable frame is constructed from stainless steel, then treated with a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating, providing resistance against high temperatures, impact and abrasion. Spring-loaded, three-point ear grips secure the headset below the ears and to the side of the head while maintaining a comfortable fit. A two-way boom (adjustable for length and height so that it sits at the corner of the talent’s mouth) features an anti-rotate mechanism, and may be attached to the left or ride side of the frame. A 90-degree cable management system directs the cable down the talent’s back, where it can be hidden from view.

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The 6066 Subminiature Headset can be powered using adapters for a variety of professional wireless systems providing a minimum of 5 volts to a maximum of 10 volts, or can be run on 48-volt phantom power via the DAD6001-BC. The 6066 Subminiature Headset is IP58 certified for durability and is available in beige or black with prices starting at $859.95.

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