New Gear/New Toy Review: DPA’s d:screet CORE 6060/61 Mic and d:fine CORE 6066 Headset Mic

The newest addition to DPA's microphone family is the 6000 series comprised of the d:screet™ CORE 6060, 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the d:fine™ CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone.

These are the smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsules ever--they measure at just 3-mm in diameter and that is 60 percent smaller than DPA's well-known 4000 series.

Small in size but powerful in performance, all three miniature mics use DPA's CORE by DPA amplification technology to reduce distortion and increase dynamic range. All three 6000 series capsules are omnidirectional and have a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz and have an IP58 waterproof rating.

The d:screet 6060 has a noise floor of only 24 dB(A) while the d:screet 6061 lavalier and d:fine 6066 headset have noise floors of only 26 dB(A)--this is in line with the company's 4000 series miniature mics. Initially, all three capsules are available in black or beige finishes with others to be announced soon.

I saw these at the 2018 NYC AES Show--rather I could barely see them! In the beige color, they are nearly invisible especially when worn as a lightweight, one-size-fits d:fine 6066 Headset. They sound fabulous!

DPA's new Subminiature Microphones are available now and for more information, please visit dpamicrophones.com

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com