User`s Manual Miniature Microphones - G

User`s Manual Miniature Microphones - G
User's Manual
Miniature Microphones
Type
Type
Type
Type
Type
DPA Microphones A/S
Gydevang 42- 44, 3450 Alleroed, Denmark
Tel: +45 48 14 28 28 Fax: +45 48 14 27 00
Email: [email protected]
www.dpamicrophones.com
4060
4061
4062
4065
4066
Cleaning guide
1 Cleaning Guide .............................................................................................3
1.1 Cleaning the microphone grid.............................................................5
1.2 Cleaning the microphone cable ..........................................................5
1.3 Cleaning the microphone element .....................................................6
The Miniature Microphones from DPA are designed to be highly resistant to humidity, moisture and
sweat. Though highly resistant materials like gold plated stainless steel are used in construction and
the microphones feature the highly acknowledged "double-vent-protection-system" to avoid them
from being damaged by hostile fluids it is still a good idea to keep the Miniature Microphones away
from any kind of unnecessary exposure to water and cleaning fluids.
2 Correct use of the Miniature Microphone .................................................7
2.1 Correct use of microphone grids ........................................................7
2.2 Correct use of microphone element ...................................................8
2.3 Correct use of microphone cable........................................................9
2.4 Correct use of the adapters and the MicroDot connectors.............10
Attention: Keep the microphone element dry at all times.
No attempt to clean the element should be made before
reading the cleaning guide carefully. Do not use any kind of
cleaning fluid other than distilled water with maximum 10%
alcohol on any other part of the Miniature Microphone.
Do not use soap. Use of ultra-sonic baths must be avoided.
Avoid all kinds of spray or fluids, which contains chemical
components to remove static electricity on or close to the
microphone as damage can be done to the electret layer.
3 Miniature Microphone Headbands............................................................11
3.1 Adjusting the Type 4065 Headband ...............................................11
3.2 Adjusting the Type 4066 Headband ...............................................13
3.3 Using MMB4066 separately ............................................................16
4 Service & Repair ..........................................................................................16
5 Accessories Available..................................................................................17
Keep dry
6 Specifications ...............................................................................................18
7 Frequency Responses .................................................................................19
8 Warranty .......................................................................................................19
9 CE Standard..................................................................................................19
Attention: Routine cleaning
should be avoided. Do not
clean the microphone if the
microphone is fully functional and does not need cleaning. Clean
only the parts of the microphone which need cleaning, i.e. cable or
protection grid and read the cleaning guide carefully. Avoid
cleaning of the microphone element as long as possible.
Attention: When mounting the Miniature Microphones directly on the skin of a performer, care
should be taken to avoid sweat from running directly into the microphone. If the microphone gets
filled up with water or sweat it will not be damaged, but possibly turn deaf while the water is
captured inside the microphone behind the protection grid. Remove the water by shaking the
microphone or drying it with a dry piece of cloth. The microphone should then be fully functional.
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Note: If the microphone has been exposed to
water or sweat it must be left to dry to recover
its original specifications. Drying out the
Miniature Microphones between exposures to
humidity will also help to extend its lifetime.
Leaving the microphones with the power on
will speed up the drying process, as the built-in
preamplifier will gently heat up the microphone
(idle power ~2 mW).
Tip: In order to save battery power on the
belt pack transmitters while drying out the
microphones it is a good idea to use a P48
Phantom Power Adapter (DAD6001) or one of
the Miniature Power Supplies MPS6010,
MPS6020, MPS6030 or MPS6040. Please be
aware that the microphone will use battery
as long as it is connected to the Miniature
Power Supply.
Tip: To prevent drop-outs due to sweat in the microphone
use of sweat stoppers is recommended. Sweat stoppers are
supplied as standard with the Type 4065 and Type 4066
Headband Microphones, and are available as accessories
(DUA6010 and DUA6011) for the soft cabled Types 4060,
4061 and 4062.
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Sweat
stopper
1 Cleaning
The following simple handling and maintenance procedures can contribute to preserving the
microphone’s functionality and extend its operational lifetime.
1.1 Cleaning the microphone grid
During use in environments where the microphones are
exposed to make-up or dusty materials, the grid can get
clogged up. Remove the microphone grid from the
microphone element before cleaning it. Clean the grid in
a mixture of distilled water with a max. of 10% alcohol.
Make sure the grid is dry before remounting it on the
microphone element.
Attention: Remove the protection grid from the
microphone housing before cleaning it and keep the
capsule away from alcohol.
Remove
before
cleaning
1.2 Cleaning the microphone cable
Residue from tape, glue or make-up on the
cable must be removed after use. Leaving these
substances on the cable over longer periods of
time may etch into the cable jacket and will
make the cable more susceptible to breaks.
The cable can easily be cleaned using organic oil
(e.g. olive oil) or hand warm distilled water with
10% alcohol.
Attention: Do not rub or bend the cable hard
since this may stress the inner cores of the cables
and cause them to break over time.
Keep dry
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1.3 Cleaning the microphone element
2 Correct use of the Miniature Microphone
The microphone diaphragm is protected inside the microphone element housing and access to the
diaphragm is via a perforated grid only. The element is therefore well protected from any dust or
other dry particles building up on the diaphragm. Dust on the microphone element should be left
alone and no attempt to clean the element should be made. The only recommended method to
clean the microphone element is to use a dry cotton bud. Clean (or wipe) the sides of the element
facing away from the perforated protection grid only.
It is important to observe the following guidelines concerning the daily use of the microphone.
A Soft boost grid
B High boost grid
A
B
Do not clean
or wipe here
2.1 Correct use of microphone grids
Attention: Cleaning the microphone element by routine must be avoided. If the microphone is fully
functional do not clean it. Avoid cleaning of the microphone element as long as possible.
Attention: Do not clean the microphone element with any mechanical object other than a dry
cotton bud.
Attention: In case of particles clogging up the perforated grid in the microphone element contact
your nearest DPA Microphones representative for advice.
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The two different protection grids that are supplied with the Miniature Microphones Type 4060, 4061,
4062 and Adjustable Miniature Microphone Headband Type 4066 are for acoustical equalization,
according to the placement on the body of the performer. When mounted on the head of the performer,
the microphone normally needs a 3 dB soft boost at 8-20 kHz, provided by the soft boost grid
(position A). Placements on the chest or near the ear of the performer require a 10 dB boost at 12 kHz
for the microphone to sound natural (position B). This acoustical equalizaion is noiseless and is
provided by the high boost grid. Type 4065 Miniature Microphone Headband is only supplied with the
soft boost grid as the microphone will always be placed near the mouth.
Attention: Avoid excessive force or tampering when removing or mounting the grid, as it may
cause damages to the grid and the net in top of the grid may become detached.
Note: The microphone is supplied with the soft boost grid fitted. This grid must be removed before
being replaced by the high boost grid.
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2.2 Correct use of microphone element
2.3 Correct use of microphone cable
The diaphragm in the microphone element is the most sensitive part of the unit and must be left
untouched to preserve its original characteristics.
The cable is usually longer than required for its actual purpose. Ensure that superfluous cable is
wound up in soft loops (preferably 6-8 cm in diameter). Avoid ’kinks’ on the cable.
Attention: Do not spray substances - e.g. hair spray
directly into the microphone.
Attention: Exposing the cable to stretching beyond its specifications or stressing it by winding it
tightly over sharp edges will reduce the microphone’s operational life.
Note: Preferably avoid make-up and paint on the
microphone element and housing, as it may be difficult
to remove later without risking particles attaching to the
diaphragm.
Tip: Handling noise from the cable can be decreased by up to 30dB by making a loose knot
(diameter 3-4cm) on the cable as close to the microphone element as possible.
Tip: In lapel or tie
placement it is
recommended that
the microphone
element and grid
point away from the mouth to decrease wind noises caused by
the mouth or nose of the performer. The microphone element is
completely omnidirectional for all frequencies, so this method
will not colorize the sound.
Tip: The part where the cable enters the MicroDot connector will sometimes be exposed to
excessive stress and after long term heavy-duty use the cable might show signs of wear at this
point. As a preventive maintenance procedure it may be advisable to replace the connector in this
instance. Contact the nearest DPA Microphones representative for maintenance advice or assistance.
Correct way to wind up the cable of
the Miniature Microphone. Please
note the slack after the connector.
Tip: The protection grids are available in three standard
colours: Black, beige and white. Check if a different coloured
protection grid will be less visible before painting or colouring a
microphone grid.
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2.4 Correct use of the adapters and the MicroDot connectors
To provide our professional users the possibility for a safe and compact mounting of connectors,
all Miniature Microphones from DPA Microphones are fitted with the MicroDot connector as
standard. A broad range of connection adapters are then offered as optional accessories for most
VHF and UHF systems for professional use. The adapters are ultra-compact and will in most cases
take up no more space than the original connectors.
With each adapter comes a connector-tightening
tool, which should be employed whenever the
MicroDot connector needs to be tightened safely onto
the adapter for long periods of time.
Attention: Never attempt to loosen or tighten the connector by
the cable or its strain relief! Despite the use of Kevlar, the cable
might be damaged if twisted with excessive force.
Tighten here
Attention: Tighten the MicroDot using finger torque or the
recommended tightening tool only. Never attempt to use glue.
Not here
3 Miniature Microphone Headbands
3.1 Adjusting the Type 4065 Headband
Attention: Do not attempt to mount any other
connector onto the cable than the standard
MicroDot connector from DPA Microphones.
The DPA MicroDot connector is specially designed
for use with the Kevlar reinforced cable, ensuring the
maximum possible tensile strength in the design. In
case of failures, MicroDot spare parts, assembly tool and
assembly guide can be acquired from DPA Microphones.
The Miniature Headband Type 4065 is pre-bent for your convenience. However, it needs minor
adjustments in order to get a tight fixed position to the back of the neck.
Carefully bend the steel tube at the areas shown on the illustration (to the left) in order to get a
tight fixed position to the back of the neck.
Attention: Various wireless systems require use of electronic components inside the adapter to
optimise the signal level, the DC-offset filtering and powering of the build-in microphone
preamplifier. Using the adapters from DPA Microphones ensures the correct electronic circuit with
the listed types of wireless systems at all times. No attempt to employ non-standard adapters or
connectors should be made as damage might be done to the microphone preamplifier.
Attention: Do not use non-standard MicroDot male connectors on the adapters as the female part
on the adapter might be damaged.
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Do not bend this part
of the headband and
be extra careful when
bending near this area.
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When bending the steel tube please treat with care. The steel tube must be bent around a
round object (min. diameter of 20mm) or a thumb as shown on the illustration in order not to
break the headband.
Attention: Do not make a sharp bend in the stainless steel tube, as this might break it or make
further adjustments impossible.
Attention: Do not bend the steel tube near the microphone element, as you risk breaking the
microphone element from the steel tube. The microphone element is perfectly omnidirectional and
does not need to point directly towards the mouth of the performer. Avoid positioning the
microphone in the air stream from nose or mouth.
3.2 Adjusting the Type 4066 Headband
The Type 4066 Adjustable Miniature Microphone Headband is supplied with the boom mounted. To
change sides simply click the boom out of the clips and follow the instructions below.
• Hold the boom in your right hand when mounting on the right side and vice versa. Hold the
boom by the cable relief.
• Position your hand with the boom between the earhooks and turn the boom around in the loop.
Take your hand with the boom under the headband and draw it towards you.
• Now secure the microphone boom into the two clips next to the earhook beneath which the boom
is to be mounted. Next, secure the boom in the clip in the middle of the headband. This clip is
movable and should be placed near the end of the microphone boom, before the cable relief
(where the soft cable begins to be visible). The remaining two clips are not used (unless two booms
are to be mounted on the same headband.) The soft cable should not be attached into the clips.
Adjust the approximate position that the microphone boom should be placed on the cheek between
the ear and the mouth. Hold the headband when pushing or pulling the microphone boom. (Please
note that when placed near the ear, the high boost grid should be used in order to compensate for
the high frequency loss in this position. )
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Note: The capsule features an
omnidirectional transducer and
it is therefore not necessary to
pull the capsule to the front of
the mouth. It can be placed very
discreetly on the cheek and still
produce a highly detailed and
clean sound by using the
specially designed DPA grids.
Please see page 7.
Note: If the headband’s standard bend should be too tight, it may be changed for convenience by
carefully expanding the distance between the earhooks. The size as supplied on delivery is more
suitable for smaller heads but may be easily expanded at will.
Now take up the 4066 and
adjust the size of the headband
so that it fits the size of your
head: Start with an oversized
headband and use both hands
simultaneously, holding your
index fingers on the back of the
headband while pushing in the
earhook parts inwards with your
thumbs. If you want the position
of the microphone boom to be
altered at this point,
adjustments are still possible,
simply by drawing the boom
while holding a firm grip with
the other hand on the
headband.
Note: When researching the effect of changes in frequency response of this microphone, tests were
done with the microphone placed directly on the cheek as well as in a short distance away. No
appreciable difference in sound quality is present between the two positions.
For the sake of invisibility, you can now choose to bend the microphone boom slightly so that the
capsule is as close to the cheek as possible. This will minimise the risk of shadows on the face,
when used in applications where heavy spots are common. Do not bend by holding on the capsule
itself, but bend the wire boom, making a smooth curve with your thumb to best fit the profile of
the face.
3.3 Using MMB4066 separately
Tip: It is possible to use the MMB4066 Miniature Microphone Boom separately, in applications
where the headband is not needed. No electronic components are incorporated in the headband,
which serves purely as a mount to the boom.
In applications where the miniature microphone needs to be invisible e.g. when mounted in hair or
wigs, it can be useful to have a hard steel tube instead of a soft cable running over the head. Also,
when mounted on specific instruments, it can prove necessary to have the microphone lifted from
the base. This is possible when using the MMB4066 Miniature Microphone Boom, because the
microphone element is attached to a hard steel tube.
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4 Service & Repair
5 Accessories Available continued
Products from DPA Microphones are extremely stable, and there should not be any significant
change in the specifications with time and use. If, however, you are not totally satisfied with the
characteristics exhibited by these products, then contact your nearest DPA Microphones
representative for further details of service and the repair facilities that are available. DPA
Microphones has a maximum seven working days in-house service policy, usually ensuring that no
more than seven working days will elapse from the day the item for service is received and
accepted to the day we are ready to return it to you. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction.
Please contact DPA Microphones for your nearest representative on tel. +45 48 14 28 28 or fax
+45 48 14 27 00. You can also get in touch with DPA Microphones via the internet using e-mail
[email protected] or visit our website at www.dpamicrophones.com.
DAD6008
DAD6009
DAD6010
DAD6011
DAD6012
DAD6013
DAD6014
DAD6015
DAD6016
DAD6017
DAD6018
5 Accessories Available
Miniature Holders
DMM0001 Miniature Clip
DMM0002-B Miniature Double Pin, Black
DMM0002-W Miniature Double Pin, White
DMM0003-B Miniature Magnet, Black
DMM0003-W Miniature Magnet, White
DMM0004 Miniature Clip, Small
DMM0005 Miniature holder, Single Pin, 3pcs.
DMM0007 Universal surface mount
MHS6001
Microphone Holder for Strings, 1 pcs.
MHS6005
Microphone Holder for Strings, 5 pcs.
Acoustic Modification Accessories
DUA6001
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, Soft Boost, Black
DUA6002
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, High Boost, Black
DUA6003
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, Soft Boost, Beige
DUA6004
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, High Boost, Beige
DUA6005
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, Soft Boost, White
DUA6006
Miniature Grids, 5pcs, High Boost, White
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Windscreens
DUA0560
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Black
DUA0561
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Red
DUA0562
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Blue
DUA0563
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Yellow
DUA0564
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Green
DUA0566
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, White
DUA0567
Miniature Windscreens, 5pcs, Beige
DUA0570
Miniature Windscreens, 7pcs, Color Mix
Connection Adapters
DAD6001
Adapter: MicroDot to 3-pin XLR (P48)
DAD6001-BC Adapter: MicroDot to 3-pin XLR (P48)
w. Belt Clip
DAD6002
Adapter: Sennheiser BF1083-U/BF1053-U
DAD6003
Adapter: Sennheiser SK 50/SK 250/SK3063
DAD6004
Adapter: Audio Ltd. Tx 2000/Tx 2020
DAD6006 Adapter: Beyerdynamic TS42/TS85/TS190/TS900
DAD6007
Adapter: AKG PT 300
Adapter: Sony WRT820/WRT860
Adapter: Samson CT-2/TX-3/UT4/UT5/UT6
Adapter: Shure U1/UT1, TOA WM4300
Adapter: Vega T-66/T-677 & Shure U1L
Adapter: Lectrosonic M185
Adapter: Micron TX501.x/TX502.x
Adapter: Pastega TMA16/TMU20 (2 wire preset)
Adapter: Vega T-37
Adapter: Beyerdynamic (TS600)/Trantec
Adapter: AKG PT 60/PT 80/PT 81
Adapter: Pastega TMA16/TMU20
(3 wire preset)
DAD6019
Adapter: Sony Freedom WRT 805,
Sennheiser Evolution/SK-300
DAD6020
Adapter: Prostar/Telex UHF-UB12
DAD6021
Adapter: Lectrosonic UHF systems for low
level recordings
DAD6022
Adapter: Audio-Technica 1900 Series
Miniature Power Supplies
MPS6010
Miniature Battery Supply, 2-channel, 3-pin XLR
MPS6020
Miniature Battery Supply, 2-channel, Phono
MPS6030
Miniature Battery Supply, 2-channel, Mini-Jack
MPS6040
Miniature Battery Supply, 2-channel, 1/4 in. Jack
Cables
DAO6005
Miniature Microphone Cable, 3.5m
DAO6010
Miniature Microphone Cable, 10m
DAO6020
Miniature Microphone Cable, 20m
Parts for 4066 headband
AHM6000 Adjustable Headband Mount
MMB4066-B Miniature Microphone Boom, Black
MMB4066-F Miniature Microphone Boom, Beige
Cases & Boxes
DAK4060
Accessory Kit for Miniature Microphones
Miscellaneous
DUA6010
Drop Stopper, White, 10pcs.
DUA6011
Drop Stopper, Black, 10pcs.
DQA0035
Tool for MicroDot
DUA6015
Clips for AHM6000, 5pcs.
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6 Specifications
Cartridge type: Pre-polarized condenser
element with vertical diaphragm
Principle of operation: Pressure
Power Supply: Via the Adapter System
from DPA Microphones
Frequency response:
Short grid: 20Hz-20kHz ±2dB,
3dB soft boost at 8-20 kHz
Long grid: 20Hz-20kHz ±2dB,
10dB boost at 12 kHz
Directional characteristics: Omnidirectional
Sensitivity:
4060: Nominally 20mV/Pa ± 3dB at 1kHz
4061: Nominally 6 mV/Pa ± 3dB at 1kHz
4062: Nominally 1 mV/Pa ± 3dB at 1kHz
4065: Nominally 6 mV/Pa ± 3dB at 1kHz
4066: Nominally 6 mV/Pa ± 3dB at 1kHz
Equivalent noise level A-weighted:
4060: Typ. 23dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 26dB(A))
4061: Typ. 26dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 28dB(A))
4062: Typ. 33dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 37dB(A))
4065: Typ. 26dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 28dB(A))
4066: Typ. 26dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 28dB(A))
Equivalent noise level CCIR 468-1:
4060: Typ. 35dB (max. 38dB)
4061: Typ. 38dB (max. 40dB)
4062: Typ. 45dB (max. 49dB)
4065: Typ. 38dB (max. 40dB)
4066: Typ. 38dB (max. 40dB)]
Max SPL:
4060: 134dB SPL before clipping
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4061: 144dB SPL before clipping
4062: 154dB SPL before clipping
4065: 144dB SPL before clipping
4066: 144dB SPL before clipping
Total Harmonic Distortion: 123dB SPL
peak (<1% THD); 120dB SPL sine (<1% THD)
Preamplifier:
Output impedance: 30-40 Ohm
Cable drive capability: <300m
Dimensions:
Microphone length: 12.7mm
Microphone diameter: 5.4mm
Capsule diameter: 5.4mm
Weight:
4060, 4061 & 4062: 7.5g incl. cable and
MicroDot connector
4065 & 4066: 14g incl. cable and MicroDot
connector
Finish:
4060 & 4061: Black, beige or white
4062 & 4065 & 4066: Black or beige
7 Frequency responses
On-axis frequency response
of Miniature Microphones.
Please notice that Type 4065
only utilizes the low boost
frequency response.
A Soft boost grid
B High boost grid
A
B
8 Warranty
All products from DPA Microphones are covered by a one-year limited warranty on both
mechanical functionality and documented specifications as long as the items are not
mistreated, abused or modified in any way. In case of a warranty claim your invoice is your
warranty registration.
9 CE Standard
The CE-mark guarantees all products conform with relevant standards approved by the
European Community. The products described in this User’s Manual comply with current
relevant standards when used with cables from DPA Microphones.
EMC Directive: 89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC Low Voltage Directive:
73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EE
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