6060 CORE Subminiature Lavalier Microphones are just 3 mm (0.12 in) in size but pack the audio power of DPA's larger, award-winning DPA mics. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in clarity, consistency and durability – three qualities that really matter. By shrinking CORE by DPA technology, DPA ensure you don't have to compromise on sound to focus on aesthetics. CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of the miniature microphones. DPA have minimised distortion. From a whisper to a scream, you will experience increased clarity and openness.
DPA have taken the amazing CORE technology and shrunk it down to fit into the (0.12 in) subminiature mics. This means that, despite their small size, the performance of the 6060 CORE Subminiature Series is fully comparable to the 5 mm (0.20 in) miniature capsules that are beloved around the globe. These subminiatures have a lower noise floor than any other 3 mm (0.12 in) capsule on the market and they are better able to capture high sound pressure levels without distortion as well. In terms of technical specifications, the 6061 has a noise floor of only 26 dB(A), which is on par with the 5 mm (0.20 in) DPA miniature capsules.
This tiny capsule has a cap that can be removed for cleaning and should be firmly reattached to the mic body with a firm click that can both be felt and heard. The supplied cap corresponds in its nature to the low-boost grid of the 5 mm (0.20 in) versions. Both the mic itself plus the cap are made of stainless steel and treated with a Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating that makes it extremely durable: able to tolerate high temperatures, resilient against impacts and resistant to abrasion. The entire subminiature lavalier mic has a pleasant matte look due to the coating making the entire headset look smaller and less obtrusive.
The cable is often the weak spot on these types of mics, but DPA have opted to use the same size cable (Ø 1.6 mm (.06 in)) and the same rugged cable relief as on the 5 mm (0.20 in) mics. The cables are extremely durable, do not become entangled and are equipped with an inner core made of Kevlar that withstands rough pulls. A strain relief is integrated in the mic housing to strengthen the assembly.
The cable and capsule design ensure immunity to noisy wireless devices. These mics are typically connected to a wireless belt pack and DPA offer a comprehensive mix of adaptors to suit the many wireless transmitters available. When used with an adaptor, the connector is the MicroDot but DPA also offer hardwired terminations to suit the most popular systems from manufactures such as Shure and Sennheiser. All of the connectors are equipped with a rugged strain relief. It’s the only 3 mm (0.12 in) subminiature lavalier microphone that gives you the DPA sonic quality that you know and love.