The Art of Making the Useful Beautiful Brings Honour To DPA Microphones.
DPA’s new d:fine™ CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone
was presented with an internationally recognised Red Dot Award at a gala event in Germany on Monday July 8th 2019.
The world’s best designers gathered at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany on the night of Monday, July 8th
, for the official presentation of the 2019 Red Dot Awards. Among them were DPA Microphones’ Project Lead Rune Møller and R&D Manager Ole Moesmann, who received this prestigious Award on behalf of the company for its ground-breaking 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, which is a winner in the Product Design category.
Designed to be elegant, visually appealing and discreet, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone ensures usability across a wide range of uses. Although the advanced mechanical design is a work of art in itself, the basic premise of the headset is to be nearly invisible while giving crystal clear sound. Whether a user is performing in a play or reporting the news, they can be sure that the audience is focusing on the message they are giving, not the tools of the trade.
The 6066 Subminiature Headset
, which accommodates the 6000 Series capsule – the smallest microphone DPA has ever made at only 3 mm – was a huge developmental task to respond to the feedback from customers in various industry sectors.
Møller, who was project lead of the development of the headset and responsible for its mechanical design, says: ”From the outset, DPA’s goal was not to simply ‘improve’ the headset it already had but to make the absolute best professional headset possible to support the company’s new subminiature microphone capsule. Starting with a clean sheet of paper we set out to fully understand the actual challenges our users faced and how we might best meet their needs and requirements. Of course, we learned from existing products for evolutionary ideas, but we were also open to more revolutionary ideas.”
The challenge from a design point of view, Møller adds, was creating a solution that was optimized on all parameters. The frame had to be both comfortable and stable and it also had to be a great fit for everyone, straight out of the box, even though people’s heads and ears don’t come in standard shapes or sizes. Style and sophistication were also critical – DPA is renowned for its design aesthetics, so this product had to look as good as it felt and performed.