Microphones

CORE 6066 Subminature Omni Headset Mic, Brown, MicroDot

Product Code: DP-6066-OC-R-C00

Brand
DPA Microphones
RRP $1,509.00
 
 
Unit of Measure
EACH

 

2 Year
Technical Specifications
Brands DPA Microphones
Microphone Type Headset Microphones
Series 6066
  • Details
  • Downloads
  • Where to Buy
  • Ordering

6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone


COLOR
  • Brown
WIRED OR WIRELESS
  • MicroDot Only
PRODUCT ID
  • 6066-OC-R-C006066 CORE Omni Headset Mic, Brown, MicroDot

  • Amazing 3 mm CORE by DPA capsules technology
  • Renowned DPA sound in a 60% smaller capsule
  • One-size-fits-all, headset fits securely and comfortably
  • 2-way adjustable, non-reflective boom with locking system
  • Unique, comfortable 3-point gripping system above, below and behind the ear
  • New 90° cable management constructed to guide the cable and minimize cable breaks

The capsule of the 6066 CORE Subminiature Headset is just 3 mm (0.12 in) in diameter, but packs the audio power of larger, award-winning DPA mics. Despite its small size, it is abundant in clarity, consistency and durability – three qualities that truly matter. By shrinking our newly introduced CORE by DPA technology, we ensure you don't have to compromise on sound to focus on aesthetics.

Beyond this minimized size and maximized sound potential, these mics also sport a completely redesigned, lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort. 3-point ear grips with spring mechanisms help grip below the ears and to the side of the head for added security. A 2-way adjustable boom system (length and height) with an anti-rotate mechanism makes this new headset very easy to fit. A new 90° cable management system safeguards the cable and directs it down the wearer’s back, where it can’t be seen.

Between the sound quality and the comfort, once you try it we're sure you'll never want to wear another headset mic solution.


IP58 certified
The CORE Subminiatures, are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms:

  • Water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing
  • Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier at the core of the mic
  • Dual gold plating of the diaphragm

Shrinking CORE into a 3 mm
CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of our miniature microphones. We’ve minimized distortion. From a whisper to a scream, you will experience increased clarity and openness.

Prior to CORE, our 4066 Series contained the most clear, consistent and robust headset mics you could find on the market. These mics are known for working across a wide dynamic range as well as exhibiting low distortion across all SPLs.

We've taken the amazing CORE technology and shrunk it down to fit into our 3 mm (0.12 in) subminiature mics. This means that, despite their small size, the performance of the 6066 CORE Headset Series is 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 6066 has a noise floor of only 26 dB(A), which is fully comparable to the 5 mm (0.20 in) DPA miniature capsule.

It’s the only 3 mm (0.12 in) mic that gives you the DPA sonic quality that you know and love.


Technically advanced mechanical construction
The new one-size-fits-all Headset is the most advanced construction on the market. It ensures comfort, even during long-term wear, but does so without sacrificing security. Its form grips gently and snuggly around the head and is easily adjustable. The spring mechanisms that grip around the ears are gentle, yet firm enough for you to feel secure during your performance. The Headset can also be customized on site to suit individual performers for perfect fit.


One-size fits all, adjustable frame

The headset frame is made of stainless steel and treated with a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating that makes it extremely durable. It is able to tolerate high temperatures and is resilient against impact and abrasion. The frame is one-size fits all with a simple adjustment mechanism for quick and easy resizing. Anatomically correct, it fits snuggly and comfortably around the head thanks to its unique shape. The entire mic has a pleasant matte look due to the coating, making the entire headset look small and less obtrusive than other headset solutions. Furthermore, it adds nothing to the size of the microphone, as the PVD is extremely durable but at the same time extremely thin.

2-way adjustable boom
The boom is 130 mm long but can easily be adjusted so that it sits perfectly at the corner of the performer's smile (the optimal placement of a headworn mic). Not only can the boom be extended / shortened, it can be pivoted up and down at a fixed point below the ear (no more bending the boom). An anti-rotating mechanism designed into the boom shape, prevents it from rotating. A sliding lock system ensures that the boom is locked into the desired position. The entire boom can be detached at a point below the ear and moved from the right to left side of the frame.

We have also added a service connector at the end of the boom pole so that the boom and cable can be replaced independently if needed. The service connector is well-protected by a plastic cover that slides over the gold-plated connectors.

PVD-treated mic

The entire mic is made of stainless steel and is PVD coated, as is the grid that covers the capsule element. This has allowed us to significantly reduce the size of the mic as well as increase its durability. We have also added a click function – both tactile and audible – to the mic grid, so you are sure that the grid has been secured properly to the mic housing.

In addition, if you look closely, you might notice that when looking at the microphone housing head on, it resembles the well-known DPA logo grid. Not only does this look amazing, it also adds to the mics resilience to water and sweat. The tiny grid holes, combined with the material chosen make this mic extremely robust; able to withstand the tough environments where they are used.

3-point ear grips
The ear grips on our new headset consist of some amazing technology. Most headsets have either a 1- or 2-point gripping system – resting on top of the ear or (sometimes) gripping below the ear. This headset relies on a 3-point gripping system – adding a support area behind the ear pressing gently inward.

This not only makes the headset sit more securely around the head even in jostling situations, it also makes it extremely comfortable to wear even over long periods. Furthermore, the advanced, ergonomic shape of these ear grips conforms to the shape of the head.

90° cable management system
The headset has its cable guide directly at the back of the headset frame, so that you can easily organize the cables to run unobtrusively down the back of the performers. The cable guide slides from side to side, so it can be moved out of, for example, the camera view. The special construction also separates the cables from the boom movement, which ensures that cables are not pulled on when the boom is moved. This helps ensure a longer life to the mic cables.

The cable is often the weak spot on these types of mics, but we have opted to use the same size cable (Ø 1.6 mm (.06 in)) as on our 5 mm (0.20 in) mics. They are extremely rugged, do not become entangled and are equipped with an inner core made of Kevlar that withstands rough pulls.

The cable, capsule and boom design, ensure immunity to noisy wireless devices. Headsets are typically connected to a wireless belt pack and we offer a comprehensive mix of adapters to suit the many wireless transmitters available. When used with an adapter, the connector is our MicroDot but we also offer hardwired terminations to suit the most popular systems from manufacturers such as Shure and Sennheiser. All of our connectors are equipped with a rugged strain relief.

A bit about omnis
An omnidirectional microphone has sensitivity at all angles – in principle picking up sound equally from all directions. This gives you extremely natural and realistic sound compared to a cardioid mic. A cardioid or any other directional microphone is much more sensitive to wind and pop (the plosives, i.e. the heavy air movement that comes with p-words) and thus requires a pop filter, which creates a larger footprint. Furthermore, a cardioid mic is also more sensitive to handling noise and placement due to the proximity effect.

Nevertheless, a cardioid is typically the first mic that most people think of for a live performance with high amplifications and thereby a risk of feedback. DPA offers both omni and cardiod headsets. Both types can be used on stages with loud SPLs without having feedback issues. Not every location can use an omni due to the acoustical environment or loudspeaker placement, but having a linear and well-balanced PA system gives you the best possibility to offer very natural results from the omni with the smallest footprint on the face of the performer. DPA omnis are so linear and well controlled that risk of feedback is very low. As an example, we have seen actors in musicals performing elevated above the scene right in front of the PA speakers while singing their lungs out – without feedback!

Adapter system gives you flexibility
The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. You are no longer bound to only one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality from the mic as the adapters are tailored to suit specific transmitter types.

DPA's miniature microphones work with all leading wireless mic solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Zaxcom and many more. DPA Microphones’ ingenious adapter system is one of a kind in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come. Should you prefer to have your mic hardwired to a specific connector type, DPA offers pre-terminated types for the most popular wireless systems.



  • Directional pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Principle of operation: Pre-polarized condenser
  • Principle of operation: Pressure
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Effective frequency range ±2 dB: 40 Hz - 20 kHz with 4 dB soft boost at 8 - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz: 6 mV/Pa; -44 dB re. 1 V/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: Typ. 26 dB(A) re. 20 μPa (max. 28 dB(A))
  • Distortion, THD < 1%: 125 dB SPL RMS, 128 dB SPL peak
  • Dynamic range: Typ. 102 dB
  • Max. SPL, THD 10%: 144 dB SPL peak
  • Rated output impedance: From MicroDot: 30 - 40 Ω. From DAD6001-BC: 100 Ω
  • Cable drive capability: Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR adapter
  • Power supply (for full performance):  For wireless systems: Min. 5 V - max. 10 V through DPA adapter  With DAD6001-BC: P48 (Phantom Power). Will work from 12 V
  • Current consumption: Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
  • Connector: MicroDot, TA4F Mini-XLR, 3-pin LEMO, Mini-Jack
  • Color: Black, beige or brown
  • Weight: 11 g (0.40 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
  • Microphone head size (h x w x d): 3.4 / 8.9 mm (0.13 / 0.35 in)
  • Capsule diameter: 3 mm (0.12 in)
  • Cable length: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
  • Polarity: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
  • Relative humidity (RH): Up to 90%

Product Documents

No documents available

Ordering from Amber Technology

Logging in

New to Amber Technology?

You can place an order using guest checkout, and we’ll email your order details when we ship.

You can register by following this link. When you register, we will retain your order history and checkout information for future transactions. Registration is quick and free. We’ll never share your registration details outside Amber Technology.

Are you an Amber Technology account customer?

Your user id is the email address that’s recorded for your account. If you don’t know or have forgotten your password, please reset it using this link.

If you need help with any login or site-related issues, please contact us here.

Shipping

Orders placed though the Amber Technology website are despatched from our Sydney warehouse. Orders placed before 1.00pm Sydney time (for items in stock) will generally be shipped on the same day. 

We ship using Australia Post and Startrack Express. We deliver Australia-wide to residential, business and PO box addresses.

Shipping is free for all orders over $275 including GST (effective 1 March 2018). There is a $22 (including GST) shipping and handling charge for all orders under $275 including GST. 

Tracking

You can track your shipment through the web sites of our couriers:

Australia Post

Star Track Express 

We will email the tracking number for your shipment shortly after it’s been despatched. If you have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us.

Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

All items purchased from Amber Technology will be covered under warranty. The duration and terms of this warranty are specified by the manufacturer unless otherwise stated. Warranty information is available on the individual product listings on this site.

Refurbished items will include a 12 month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us. 

Amber Technology maintains a nation-wide network of carefully selected Authorised Service Agents to ensure that you are never far from convenient, expert technical and service support. If your item develops a problem and requires servicing under warranty, please contact your local Authorised Service Agent.

Stock Availability

The availability of stock is communicated via the indicator of each product listing page. "Available" means that reasonable stock is in our warehouse, ready for immediate shipment. "Limited Stock" means that we have only a small number of items in stock. "Out of Stock" means this item is currently unavailable for immediate shipment - orders placed for ‘Out of Stock’ items will be fulfilled as soon as replacement stock arrives.

"Special Order” items are products that are not generally kept in stock in Australia. Lead times for Special Order items vary depending on country of origin, manufacturer’s stock levels, factory production schedules and/or incoming shipment transit times. Please contact us for an estimate as to the likely lead time.

Refurbished items

If refurbished stock is available, this will be shown on the summary page for the product. If a product listing only allows you to choose refurbished stock, we are not holding new stock and we can no longer obtain new stock.

Refurbished items are always in perfect working order and will include all accessories. Refurbished items are may

  • have a damaged carton
  • have been used for demonstrations
  • have been repaired
  • have minor imperfections that do not impact performance.

Refurbished items include a 12-Month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Technical Support

Please visit the Get Support page to find a service agent, log a service ticket, or ask a technical question about your product.

Returns

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us.