DPA 4160 SERIES : SLIM OMNIDIRECTIONAL MIC

R7 149.56
(R8 221.99 incl VAT)
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Slim Omnidirectional Microphone

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When you need a completely hidden mic

  • Completely invisible when used with Button-Hole Mount or Concealer
  • Exceptional audio quality
  • Uniform, consistent sound between DPA mics
  • Modular adapter system fits most professional wireless systems

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DPA's innovative ‘CORE by DPA’ technology is now available.

With solutions that provide clear, natural sound, DPA Microphones is known throughout the pro audio, recording and broadcast industries as the best miking option for any application. Complementing its already great sound, DPA is excited to announce the launch of CORE by DPA, a new amplifier technology that lives within its line of miniature lavalier and headset microphones.

Looking to increase the dynamic range, or workable area, of its d:screet™ and d:fine™ lines of microphones, DPA developed this new amplifier to create an even clearer sound from the ‘highest of the highs’ to the ‘lowest of the lows’. With an increase of up to 14dB, the ‘CORE’ technology gives the microphones a more clear and more open sound in the whole level range; from a whisper to a scream. 

“DPA is renowned for its high-quality, clear and natural sounding microphone solutions,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “The new ‘CORE’ technology does not replace our existing beloved mics, but rather offers another choice to our worldwide customer base. We want to give our users every option imaginable to capture the sound that they require during any type of production; live sound, theater, film recording, etc. DPA is excited to provide this new, leading-edge solution that while unseen to the eye, can be heard very clearly by ear.”

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The 4160 SERIES

This mic series is perfect for your film assignment or for any other situation where you need a completely hidden microphone. With sound on par with DPA’s legacy d:screet™ 4060 Series Omni Mics you can be sure that the d:screet™ 4160 Series Slim will not disappoint. This mic is flat and short with a cable that runs perpendicular to the sound inlet, ensuring easy mounting and a tiny footprint.

When used with the detachable Button-Hole Mount or Concealer, the mic becomes invisible. This Button-Hole Mount is placed on the mic head and has a small side entry pipe (Ø 2 mm) making it possible to have the sound enter through a button hole, or similar, directly to the diaphragm.

The d:screet™ 4060 Series Slim, like all other DPA mics, easily adapts to your needs via the MicroDot connector, offering a range of accessories and adapters available for all pro-wireless systems.
 

d:screet™ 4160 Slim Omni Miniature Mic

The d:screet™ Slim 4160 features the same capsule as the d:screet™ 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone, but in a different housing. It delivers sound on par with the legacy d:screet™ 4060, making it a suitable choice for any application requiring big sound and a small, hidden footprint. It is perfect for television and film application; especially suited for capturing speech in all of its nuances. The mic handles sound pressure levels up to 134 dB before clipping occurs and is well suited for applications where the sound source is more remote or dampened and you need to have a good balance signal versus noise.

The d:screet™ 4160 Slim is available in black.
 

d:screet™ 4161 Slim Omni Miniature Mic

The d:screet™ Slim 4161 features the same capsule as the d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone, but in a different housing. Its sensitivity is adjusted to accommodate higher sound pressure levels – it handles 144 dB peak before clipping. This makes it one of the best miniatures for use on very loud voices.

The d:screet™ Slim 4161 is 10 dB less sensitive than the d:screet™ Slim 4160 and therefore works well when used for hidden applications, for example mounted on the head or forehead of a theater performer. In this placement, the sound pressure level is about 10 dB louder than what you encounter with chest placement (lapel microphone).

With its ability to handle sound pressure levels up to 144 dB before clipping, this mic delivers sound on par with the legacy d:screet™ 4061. It is a suitable choice for any application requiring big sound and a small, hidden footprint.

The d:screet™ 4161 Slim is available in black.
 

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. Omni mics are often used for picking up ambient sounds, as well as miking a large sound source such as a choir in a recording situation. Unfortunately, due to their pickup pattern, omnis can also produce a lot of feedback in live situations.

Nonetheless, we recommend that you try a DPA omni first because, when used close to the sound source, the equal frequency response makes these mics a flexible addition in your audio toolbox. It will often give a more natural sound, it can handle extremely high sound pressure levels, it does not suffer from proximity effect and is not as sensitive to wind, pop or handling noise.
 

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 new microphone. 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: AKG, Audio Ltd., Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, Lectrosonics, Line 6, Micron, Mipro, Pastega, Ramsa, Sabine, Samson, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Telex, TOA, Trantec, Vega, Wisycom and Zaxcom.

See ATTACHMENTS Tab

Brochure (dscreet-miniature-omnidirectional-microphones-brochure.pdf, 889 Kb) [Download]

Datasheet (4161_Specs.pdf, 132 Kb) [Download]

Datasheet (4160_Specs.pdf, 132 Kb) [Download]

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