• DPA - 4061 Omnidirectional, Lo-Sensitivity Lavalier - CORE / Legacy

DPA 4061 is acoustically identical with the 4060, 4062, and 4063 with a lower sensitivity for higher sound pressure levels. This level of sensitivity seems to be what most location sound mixers tend to like for standard dialogue purposes.  Offering great detail and resolution, the 4061 has a super low noise floor and a neutral sonic character with a transparent natural sound.  Excellent for speech and vocals, the DPA miniatures are used by musicals and theaters worldwide. They are also great live and studio microphones for acoustic string instruments.

Two grids are supplied (one high boost and one soft boost), and by changing these grids you can acoustically modify the microphone according to placement (chest, head etc.) With a wide range of MicroDot adapters, you can use DPA miniature microphones with all professional wireless systems plus 48v phantom power.



CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of our d:fine™, d:screet™  and now our d:vote™ series of miniature microphones. We’ve minimized distortion across the entire dynamic range. You will experience increased audio clarity and openness.


CORE by DPA is available for select models of d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and d:fine™ Headset Microphones Series and d:vote™ Instrument Microphones.


CORE by DPA makes our miniature microphones even better.


•  CORE by DPA minimizes distortion 

•  CORE by DPA expands dynamic range

•  CORE by DPA sounds better


If you are purchasing this lav with a TA5 or Lemo connector, we will modify the mic in house, and will take 7-10 days to ship.  If you order it pigtailed (unterminated), or with a microdot connector, it will ship immediately if in stock.  When ordering with the microdot connector, be sure you order the correct DPA microdot adapter to interface with your transmitter or sound system. 

* For Zaxcom transmitters, the DPA 4063 (built for operating with lower supply voltage) is recommended.

DPA miniature mic nomenclature guide:

4060 - High Sensitivity
4061 - Low Sensitivity
4062 - Extra Low Sensitivity
4063 - Low Sensitivity Low DC (for Zaxcom transmitters)
4071 - Low Cut, Presence Boost



Directional characteristics


Principle of operation


Cartridge type

Pre-polarized condenser element with vertical diaphragm

Soft boost grid

20 Hz - 20 kHz, 3 dB soft boost at 8 - 20 kHz.

High boost grid

20 Hz - 20 kHz, 10 dB boost at 12 kHz

Sensitivity, nominal, ±3 dB at 1 kHz

6 mV/Pa; -44 dB re. 1 V/Pa

Equivalent noise level A-weighted

Typ. 26 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 28 dB(A)

Equiv. noise level ITU-R BS.468-4

Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)

S/N ratio, re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)

68 dB(A)

Total harmonic distortion (THD) - Legacy

Total harmonic distortion (THD) - CORE


< 1 % THD up to 123 dB SPL peak; < 1 % THD up to 120 dB SPL RMS sine



< 1 % THD up to 137 dB SPL peak

Dynamic range - Legacy

Dynamic range - CORE

Typ. 97 dB



Typ. 111 dB

Max. SPL, peak before clipping

144 dB

Output impedance

30 - 40 ohm

Cable drive capability

Up to 300 m (984 ft)


Power Supply


For wireless systems

Min. 5 V - max. 50 V through DPA adapter

With DAD6001-BC/DAD6024/DAD4099

48 V phantom power ±4 V for full performance




Black, beige, brown or white


Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin

Operating temperature range

-40 °C to 45 °C (-40 °F to 113 °F)

Relative Humidity (RH)

Up to 90%


Dimensions (Diameter x Length)



0.21 x .5 in (5.4 x 12.7 mm)


0.06 in x 5.9 ft (1.6 mm x 1.8 m)


0.26 oz (7.5 g) incl. cable and MicroDot connector

DPA - 4061 Omnidirectional, Lo-Sensitivity Lavalier - CORE / Legacy

  • Brand: DPA
  • Product Code: 4061-FM, 4061-BM, 4061-WM
  • $480.00

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