4660 Series Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphone

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      Our toughest miniatures


      • The most rugged and reliable version of DPA miniatures
      • Stainless steel housing, heavy-duty strain relief and thick cable
      • Exceptional audio quality
      • Uniform, consistent sound between DPA mics
      • Sturdy but small for flexible and easy concealment
      • Modular adapter system fits most professional wireless systems
      Made for situations where you require maximum security and where the visual size of the mic is less important. The Heavy Duty Mic Series features a stainless steel housing, a heavy-duty cable relief and a thick 2.2 mm (0.09 in) cable. Our Heavy Duty microphones are a more robust version of the original lavalier mics they are based upon.

      These microphones withstand the toughest of conditions. They are designed with an extra-robust, Kevlar-reinforced cable and a strain relief, which is built to withstand the constant twists, bends and pulls that are part of the everyday use in harsh environments. A 5.4 mm diameter pre-polarized condenser element with a contained within a vertical diaphragm called the Double Vent Protection System, which makes the mics extremely resistant to humidity and sweat

      The acoustic response of the these mics (both the normal and heavy duty version) can be modified by selecting the correct grid for the job. Two grids are supplied with each microphone (not the 4671). The Soft Boost Grid gives a 3 dB soft boost at 8-20 kHz while the High Boost Grid introduces a 10 dB soft boost around 12 kHz. Both of these grids are made of anodized stainless steel. They can be detached from the microphone and wiped cleaned of sweat, makeup, dust etc.

      Academy-honored miniatures

      In 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors bestowed a Technical Achievement Award to DPA miniature microphones. The award is directed specifically to Jens-Jørn Stokholm and Ole Moesmann for the innovative development of high-performance miniature and subminiature DPA lavalier microphones.


      4660 Heavy Duty Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Normal SPL

      A very flexible and durable miniature microphone, the 4660 Heavy Duty exhibits an exceptionally accurate omnidirectional pattern and therefore does not need to be aimed directly at the sound source to achieve quality pickup. It is especially suited for capturing speech in all of its nuances and can be used for very high-end ambient recordings where space is limited or the microphone needs to be hidden.. This microphone handles sound pressure levels up to 134 dB before clipping occurs.

      This mic is available in two colors: black and beige.


      4661 Heavy Duty Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Loud SPL

      Acoustically identical to the 4060 , this mic is sensitivity adjusted to cope with higher sound pressure levels, which typically occurs when you are close to a sound source or when the microphone must record undisturbed content of high intensity.

      The 4661 Heavy Duty can handle SPL 144 dB peak before clipping, making it one of the best miniatures for use on  very loud and powerful instruments like snare drums, guitar, bass, speaker cabinets or other high-SPL sound sources. The heavy-duty cable relief and a thicker cable works well in live environments, which can sometimes be rough.

      This mic is available in two colors: black and beige.

      4671 Heavy Duty Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Normal SPL, Presence Boost

      The 4671 is a fantastic lavalier mic, which features a presence boost of typically 5 dB at 4 to 6 kHz, which is optimized for chest-placement. The mic has a boost that maximizes speech intelligibility. This microphone will be able to handle sound pressure levels up to 144 dB before clipping occurs.

      An acoustical low-cut at 100 Hz has been incorporated in the 4071’s capsule so the built-in preamplifier (and the wireless system) don’t need to cope with unwanted sound Furthermore, the low-cut filter removes low-frequency rumble and noise. A miniature mesh and a fur windscreen are optional items for this microphone.

      The 4671 Heavy Duty is available in two colors: black and beige.

      Flexible Adapter System

      All of DPA’s microphones can be configured to run easily and effortlessly with a wireless system. We use a unique MicroDot termination on our microphones together with a changeable adapter to ensure secure configuration. All of the adapters we use are original, developed and manufactured by the wireless system brand you use. This ensures that your mic will work consistently with no connection trouble to your system.

      The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities. You are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a completely new microphone. Moreover, when you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

      Using an adapter for wireless, our microphones with MicroDot termination are compatible with the professional wireless systems listed below. Many of these brands have several model numbers. To ensure compatibility you should find your particular model number, which in most cases can be found on the transmitter. Other configurations are possible; however, DPA Microphones cannot guarantee full compatibility in these cases.

      Wireless brands we work with: Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Lectrosonics , Zaxcom and many more.

      If you prefer to run via a wired system, all of our mics are available with an XLR connector.

      Explore specs

      Ranging from 134 to 144 dB max. SPL, each variant of the 4660 Heavy Duty series is tailored to handle different sound pressure levels and placements.
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      I was initially taken back by how small the mics were. However, the 4061s were able to duplicate the pianos natural rich tone better than any mics we’ve tried to date. The close distance to the frame allowed us to capture a full thick bodied mid-range sound.
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      Alternative microphones


      6060 Series Subminiature Lavalier

      Just 3 mm (0.12 in) and available in a normal and a loud SPL version, the 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Lavalier mics pack the audio power of our 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, we ensure you don't have to compromise on sound to focus on aesthetics.

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      4060 Series Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone

      This entire series of miniature microphones is based on the original 4060; the very first miniature microphone developed by DPA from the best technology previously only used in hearing aids and measurement microphones.

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      Optional accessories


      Universal Miniature Fur Windscreen

      AIR1 is a unique windscreen for lavalier and headset mics with a patent-pending design that guarantees fast mounting, highly efficient and consistent wind protection, and unrivaled acoustic transparency. AIR1 fits on any round omnidirectional miniature mics between Ø2.5-5.8 mm (0.1-0.23 in).

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      Concealer for 4660 Series Heavy Duty Lavalier Microphone

      It features a separable construction; the top of the concealer can be separated from the base. This allows you to affix the base to clothing, yet allows the top part to be removed independently. 

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      Double Sided Lavalier Microphone Tape

      Versatile self-adhesive microphone mounting tape. Originally made as toupee tape. Invaluable when securing and hiding miniature microphones on people, clothing and objects.

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      MicroDot Extension Cable, 2.2 mm

      A heavy duty MicroDot Extension Cable for any DPA miniature microphone. Perfect for use in physically-challenging environments like the live stage. 

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      Product IDs

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      Identify your product by viewing the attached label. The label has a color, which defines the color code and the prefix defines the serial number.

      4660 Series

      4660 Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Normal SPL
      Serial number prefix: H
      Label color: White

      4661 Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Loud SPL
      Serial number prefix: R
      Label color: Red

      4663 Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Loud SPL & DC
      Serial number prefix: L
      Label color: Yellow

      4671 Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Presense Boost, Loud SPL
      Serial number prefix: R
      Label color: Red