DPA Microphones 4661 CORE Heavy-Duty, Low-Sensitivity Omni Lavalier Microphone (Beige)

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DPA Microphones 4661 CORE Heavy-Duty, Low-Sensitivity Omni Lavalier Microphone (Beige)
Key Features
  • For Stage, Film, TV, and Presentation
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • For Various Transmitters via Adapter
  • Steel Housing & Reinforced 2.2mm Cable
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The beige DPA 4661 CORE is a miniature, moisture-resistant lavalier microphone with heavy-duty construction designed for use with wireless systems for broadcast, performance, and theatrical applications. The low-sensitivity electret-condenser capsule can handle loud vocalists, speakers, and performers and delivers crisp, clear, and intelligible audio, while the rugged yet unobtrusive design is well suited to the demands of professional live stage work and presentations.
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DPA Microphones Core 4661 Overview

The beige DPA 4661 CORE is a miniature, moisture-resistant lavalier microphone with heavy-duty construction designed for use with wireless systems for broadcast, performance, and theatrical applications. The low-sensitivity electret-condenser capsule can handle loud vocalists, speakers, and performers and delivers crisp, clear, and intelligible audio, while the rugged yet unobtrusive design is well suited to the demands of professional live stage work and presentations.

The 4661 is built with stainless-steel housing, a thicker 2.2mm cable, and reinforced strain relief enabling the mic to withstand rough conditions is a variety of difficult working environments. The capsule uses DPA's CORE technology to deliver a 6 dB increase in dynamic range and a 6 dB reduction in noise over the 4661 Legacy model. 

Included are two interchangeable capsule protection grids that alter the sonic character of the mic. The High-Boost Grid creates a peak at 12 kHz, helpful for chest placement, while the Soft-Boost Grid offers a subtle boost between 8 to 20 kHz, lightly enhancing signal presence to ensure clarity.

With an SPL rating of 144 dB, the microphone is more than capable of handling very loud speakers, vocalists, and presenters. The mic can also be used very effectively to capture instruments—making it a flexible tool for houses-of-worship and live event productions. The 4661 CORE is powered by 5 to 10V plug-in power from a wireless transmitter and features a modular design using a Microdot output connector.

Modular System Featuring Microdot Connector

Compatible Wireless Transmitters

  • Various: Works with various transmitters via a compatible adapter (available separately).
  • The modular design allows you to adapt the 4661's Microdot connector to a wide variety of transmitters simply by purchasing the compatible adapter—saving you the expense of buying another microphone.

Optional XLR Adapter for Wired Applications

The DAD6001 Microdot to 3-pin XLR Adapter (available separately) allows you to power the 4661 from 12 or 48V phantom power for wired applications.

A Heavy-Duty, Broadcast-Quality Lavalier That's Built to Last

Steel Housing, Moisture-Resistant Construction

Made for situations where you require maximum security and where the visual size of the mic is less important, this heavy-duty version of the 4061 microphone features stainless steel housing and a thick 2.2 mm cable with a reinforced, heavy-duty cable relief. With its double-vent protection system, the 4661 is certified IP58 for dust and moisture resistance and built to survive the constant twists, bends, and pulls that are part of everyday use in harsh environments.

Miniature Mic with a Crisp, Clear Sound

The heavy-duty 4661 offers the same professional audio quality found in the 4061 version, with the same 5.4mm capsule that keeps the microphone inconspicuous. The vertical diaphragm design offers a clear and natural sound optimized for the human voice.

Two Boost Grids Included to Tailor High Frequencies

The pre-fitted Soft-Boost Grid gives a 3 dB soft boost at 8 to 20 kHz range. It should be used when the microphone is mounted on the performer's head as well as in most other applications where you need a natural-sounding mic. Alternatively, the High-Boost Grid introduces a 10 dB boost around 12 kHz for applications where chest-placement is preferred. Both grids are made of tough and scratch-resistant anodized stainless steel, allowing them to be detached and cleaned.

Lower Sensitivity for Loud Vocals, Speech, and Instruments

The 4661 CORE features a less sensitive capsule designed for loud speech and vocal performances at levels up to 144 dB SPL before clipping. It also makes the mic well suited to concealment in clothing and costumes and allows the mic to be hidden at the subject's hairline without overloading the input levels.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern

The forgiving omnidirectional pick-up pattern captures sound from all around the mic and provides a consistent frequency response, even for off-axis sound. This helps to supply clear, intelligible speech and vocals, even when the talent turns away from the microphone.

Additional Options

This version of the DPA 4661 CORE does not include mounts, windscreens, or clips; they are available separately.

  • The SCM0020-B 2-Way Clip is an improved clip for the 4660 Heavy Duty Series that is extremely easy to mount and intuitive to use. It provides quick and easy chest mounting with two orientation options.
  • To hide the mic, the DMM0022 Concealer attaches safely and securely to clothing and costumes and is designed to resist clothing and rustling noise. It features a modular design that allows the top of the concealer to be separated from the base. This lets you to affix the base to clothing and remove the top piece independently.
  • Foam windscreens to reduce breath and plosive noises are available in multiple colors choices to match clothing.

DPA Microphones Core 4661 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Operated
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Diaphragm0.2" / 5.4 mm
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
WindscreenFoam (Available Separately)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL137 dB SPL Peak (Plug-In Power, 1% THD)
144 dB SPL Peak (Plug-In Power, 10% THD)
Impedance40 Ohms
Sensitivity6 mV/Pa at 1 Hz
Dynamic Range97 dB (Typical)
Equivalent Noise Level38 dB ITU-R 468 (Plug-In Power, Typical)
THD< 1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x Microdot 1-Pin Male (Lockable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length5.9' / 1.8 m
Cable Diameter0.1" / 2.2 mm
Power
Operating Voltage5 to 10 V
Operating Current Consumption1.5 mA
Physical
ColorBeige
MountingAlligator Clip, Lapel Pin / Dracula Mount, Rubber Body Mount (with Optional Hardware)
IP RatingIP58
Operating Temperature-40 to 113°F / -40 to 45°C
Operating Humidity90%
Construction MaterialSteel
Dimensionsø: 0.2 x L: 0.7" / ø: 5.4 x L: 17.6 mm
Weight0.26 oz / 7.5 g (with Cable)
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