d:screet™ CORE 6061 Omni Submini Mic, Loud SPL. White, 3 pin LEMO connector included.
Our new Subminiature Microphones are just 3 mm (0.12 in) in size but pack the audio power of 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.
The 6061 gives the impression of just being a slight bulge at the end of the 1.6mm cable. Indeed, the diameter of the new product is just 3.4mm with its stainless steel cap fitted. Unlike the 4000 series, only one size of cap will be available, equivalent to the soft boost from that product range. DPA tell us that the new physical dimensions mean that it would take a very long cap to produce more HF boost. I say, with low self-noise like this you are unlikely to need a high boost, instead EQ on the desk should work fine. The cap is removable for cleaning after the talent has sweated on it, oh joy! DPA did not provide Resolution with mounting accessories with this (very early) example of the new personal but we are told a rotatable clip will be available when the range goes on sale. For my tests I used Rycote Advanced Stickies and Undercovers to body mount it, which worked perfectly.
Test it I did because when a major manufacturer produces something like this, claims the sound is the same as before and calmly publishes self noise, and sensitivity figures identical to their previous product, a sceptic like me needs the evidence of their own ears. Recordings can be accessed via the Resolution website, in each case the equivalent (non-CORE) 4000 series is on Channel 2, and the 6000 on Channel 1. I am fairly confident that you will agree they are nearly identical. The photo online shows my next generation improved (after Resolution V17.2) near coincident mounting system using Robot Snot (sometimes called Clear Tac) to record the piano, the playing of which is courtesy of a composing student from NFTS who said "I guess you'll want to hear stuff from the whole range of the keyboard then".