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DPA announces new 4466 Omni and 4488 Directional Headset mics

Posted on: Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, DPA‘s two new options feature the brand’s 5mm round microphone capsule, for use in broadcast, worship, theatre and conferencing.

Providing a one-size-fits-all design, and adjustable height and boom length, the 4466 and 4488 headsets accommodate a wide range of head sizes. They also employ a three-point gripping system (above, below and behind the ear) to provide a secure, comfortable fit. The new headsets share the same interchangeable cable and boom options as the 6066 Subminiature Headsets. This includes the 90-degree cable management at the neck. The headset frame, boom and capsule have a non-reflective surface for unobtrusiveness and ease of use for camera crews, and are available in the company’s standard black and beige options at present, with a brown version coming soon.

“Our customers have been asking us to deliver our latest small form factor headsets with the highly regarded 5mm mic capsules,” says DPA Product Manager René Mørch. “With the purposeful design of our boom and locking system, the headset can accommodate all head sizes with just one boom length. This is even true for the directional option, for which the correct placement is so important. With the addition of the 4466 and 4488, users now have access to a wide array of solutions to meet an even greater variety of needs while also maintaining the typical clear and transparent DPA sound, which produces high speech intelligibility.”

Pricing for the new headsets brings them in as a cost-effective alternative to the 6066, at €595 ($770 USD) for the 4466 and €645 ($840 USD) for the 4488, both with MicroDot connector. For a three-pin LEMO solution, pricing is €670 ($870 USD) for the 4466 and €720 ($940 USD) for the 4488.

You can find out more at www.dpamicrophones.com

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