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DPA Microphones Introduces the 4466 and 4488 CORE Headsets

DPA Microphones’ latest broadcast mic solutions include the 4466 CORE and 4488 CORE headsets and the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit.

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In recognition of the changes in the media landscape and live streaming, DPA Microphones announced four new broadcast mic solutions. These include the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones, and the 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit.

The 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headsets

“The pandemic has shown us the true importance of being quickly and easily adaptable to a rapidly changing media landscape,” said Anne Berggrein, vice president, marketing, DPA Microphones A/S.

Berggrein added that the the new offerings are a direct result of the innovation and forward-thinking response to the industry.

Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones feature the brand’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule.

These latest offerings provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in broadcast, worship, theatre and corporate conferencing.

With a one-size-fits-all design and adjustable boom height and length, DPA’s 4466 and 4488 headsets accommodate all head shapes and sizes.

They also have a unique, three-point gripping system (above, below and behind the ear) that ensures a greater level of security. The flexible ear hooks also provide continued comfort during extended use.

In addition, the new headsets share the same interchangeable cable and boom options as the 6066 Subminiature Headsets. This includes the 90-degree cable management guide at the neck. The headset frame, boom and capsule have a non-reflective surface for unobtrusiveness and ease-of-use for camera crews.

DPA announced that the 4466 and 4488 headsets are now available in the standard black and beige options, as well as the recently added brown version.

The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit

The new microphone features the same sonic qualities as the brand’s supercardioid Choir Microphone. It also has been optimized to pick up speech from a distance.

Initially designed for plant miking applications, it is ideal in small spaces because of its small footprint and clear audio pickup. Additionally, when selected as part of the new 4097 CORE Interview Kit, the mic allows journalists to conduct interviews from up to two meters away. Thus, it provides an effective solution for single-reporter interview applications in a socially distanced environment.

The Interview Kit features a lightweight telescopic boom pole to further ensure social distancing protocols. It also has a Rycote windjammer to provide ideal conditions for outdoor productions.

Plus, the kit includes DPA’s new 4099 Cold Shoe Mount, a DPA MicroDot cable and a transmitter plate. This plug-and-play solution allows single-operator crews to quickly, easily and safely capture important news and information.

The sonic qualities of the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun are particularly beneficial for placing mics in inconspicuous locations as it enables location sound experts to capture sound from anywhere on set. Combined with DPA boom mics and lavaliers, the 4097 Micro Shotgun is apt as a complete microphone package for a TV or film production.

DPA also stated that when used with its lightweight MMA-A Digital Audio Interface, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun becomes a complete remote recording package.

The interface is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. The MMA-A provide crystal clear audio and is compatible with iOS devices, PCs, and Macs.

Terminating in a MicroDot connection, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun can also attach directly to a transmitter.

It can also be used with the company’s 4099 series mounts, clamps and clips, for easy mounting on any surface.

To read more about the latest MS4099 Mic Mount, click here.