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Advice on DPA 4061
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »
Hello all fellow tapers,

After 12 years with the same 3 different mic´s/batterboxes/recorders...all very good...

Sorry if some questions are obvious, yet better to "doublecheck" and be safe than sorry...

I´m looking at maybe getting DPA 4061-stereo mic´s and was wondering if you have photos of your taping rig´s and most important suggestions for which batterybox/digital recorder to go with it?

At the moment I´m using this taping rig "chain" (Very good "Stealth rig"):
(If possible I would like something as close to this rig to go with the DPA 4061´s)

AT 943 External Stereo Microphones >> SP-SPSB-10-80020 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery >> Olympus LS-10



As I have a R-26 myself this would be an option too, even though the LS-10 is ofcourse easier to "stealth" with.

1) Can I run the DPA 4061´s directly into the R-26 or would I benefit with/from a batterybox?

2) Can I run the DPA 4061´s >> 
SP-SPSB-10-80020 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery >> Olympus LS-10

Or is this impossible?

3) Can I get the DPA 4061´s modified as the AT 943´s...I mean in 1 stereo-cable?

If not too much hassle, photos of your taping rig´s with DPA 4061´s would be really appreciated + extended info/suggestions:

Many thanks for all info!
Appreciate your help!


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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 06:44:30 PM »
It's alot easier to get good results when stealthing with cards.

Omnis do work well in small venues, when the room is build for good acoustics, when the mix is mono and you can get as close as possible to a stack, when sound out of the speaker is top notch and people around you shut the fuck up.

It happens. 1% of the time.

I tape with both omnis and cards. Most of the time I prefer the cards source. Also, you better learn some EQ tricks if you want to start using omnis, because a raw stealth tape done with omnis needs alot more post production.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 07:27:24 PM »
It's alot easier to get good results when stealthing with cards.

Omnis do work well in small venues, when the room is build for good acoustics, when the mix is mono and you can get as close as possible to a stack, when sound out of the speaker is top notch and people around you shut the fuck up.

It happens. 1% of the time.

I tape with both omnis and cards. Most of the time I prefer the cards source. Also, you better learn some EQ tricks if you want to start using omnis, because a raw stealth tape done with omnis needs alot more post production.

Ugly truth.


Thanks for the input.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:20:27 PM »
It's alot easier to get good results when stealthing with cards.

Omnis do work well in small venues, when the room is build for good acoustics, when the mix is mono and you can get as close as possible to a stack, when sound out of the speaker is top notch and people around you shut the fuck up.

It happens. 1% of the time.

I tape with both omnis and cards. Most of the time I prefer the cards source. Also, you better learn some EQ tricks if you want to start using omnis, because a raw stealth tape done with omnis needs alot more post production.

Ugly truth.
this to a large extent. there are directional caps the same size as the 406x series but none really have the same sound as the larger directional caps, seems they are thin on the bottom end, probably due to proximity effect. that said when the 4061s are in the right spot, they sound amazing. but the omni patterns is their achilles heel. best you can do is have some wingmen and maybe try to mount them on your chest to offer some resistance against people behind you.

if you want to hear the directional small caps listen to some 4099 recordings from dime. theres a few neil young and a marcus king among others

i really think the ideal setup would be a pair of 4099s and a pair of 4061s, or single 4061 even. 4 mics are still smaller than a pair of most others, and you could pull out the low end from the omni mic(s) with almost no crowd noise, and use it to fill in the clear stereo pull from the 4099s 


you can put any cable you want on the 4061s but if you want to run them straight from PIP, get the 3V 4063 version and you can run it directly from a edirol R07 or others. i like my d:vice>iphone setup but thats another $600. a good recorder is $200 anyway, and the d:vice+iphone always gets in the door at least


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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 02:52:02 AM »
It's alot easier to get good results when stealthing with cards.

Omnis do work well in small venues, when the room is build for good acoustics, when the mix is mono and you can get as close as possible to a stack, when sound out of the speaker is top notch and people around you shut the fuck up.

It happens. 1% of the time.

I tape with both omnis and cards. Most of the time I prefer the cards source. Also, you better learn some EQ tricks if you want to start using omnis, because a raw stealth tape done with omnis needs alot more post production.

Ugly truth.
this to a large extent. there are directional caps the same size as the 406x series but none really have the same sound as the larger directional caps, seems they are thin on the bottom end, probably due to proximity effect. that said when the 4061s are in the right spot, they sound amazing. but the omni patterns is their achilles heel. best you can do is have some wingmen and maybe try to mount them on your chest to offer some resistance against people behind you.

if you want to hear the directional small caps listen to some 4099 recordings from dime. theres a few neil young and a marcus king among others

i really think the ideal setup would be a pair of 4099s and a pair of 4061s, or single 4061 even. 4 mics are still smaller than a pair of most others, and you could pull out the low end from the omni mic(s) with almost no crowd noise, and use it to fill in the clear stereo pull from the 4099s 


you can put any cable you want on the 4061s but if you want to run them straight from PIP, get the 3V 4063 version and you can run it directly from a edirol R07 or others. i like my d:vice>iphone setup but thats another $600. a good recorder is $200 anyway, and the d:vice+iphone always gets in the door at least



Many thanks for the info!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 10:19:04 AM »
Rather than opine about which approach is subjectively most appropriate, I'll do my best to answer the question you posed-

The gear you already have will power a pair of DPA 4061.   What you need to do is decide how you want to connect the microphones to the battery box (a battery-box or preamp is required when using 4060 or 4061), or connect directly to the recorder (which as jerryfreak mentions, is an possibility when using 4063).

As supplied by DPA, each microphone terminates to a single miniature co-axial micro-dot connector, but you need a stereo-mini-plug termination to connect with the battery box or recorder input.  One option is to chop off the microdot ends and re-terminate the microphone pair to a single stereo-mini-plug.  That requires soldering the very fine center connector.  If you are not adept at making cable connections and soldering fine wires in particular, you'll need to find someone to do that for you.  The other option is making or having someone make a 'Y' adapter cable with two female microdot input legs connected to a stereo-mini-plug output.  Details are in the DPA threads.   Last I looked this was not an item found which could be found online and bought premade, but that may have changed.

Third option, which would allow you to use the microphones immediately with the recorder you already have, is to buy a new pair (or find a used pair) of Core Sound "high end binaurals".  Those are matched DPA 4060 or 4061 already terminated to a single stereo-mini-jack and include an in-line matching battery-box.

Fourth option is to use the DPA d:vice preamp/ADC which has a pair micro-dot inputs and USB output to Iphone.  No adapters needed, but you'd need the d:vice and Iphone as well as the pair of mics.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 10:30:19 AM »
Rather than opine about which approach is subjectively most appropriate, I'll do my best to answer the question you posed-

The gear you already have will power a pair of DPA 4061.   What you need to do is decide how you want to connect the microphones to the battery box (a battery-box or preamp is required when using 4060 or 4061), or connect directly to the recorder (which as jerryfreak mentions, is an possibility when using 4063).

As supplied by DPA, each microphone terminates to a single miniature co-axial micro-dot connector, but you need a stereo-mini-plug termination to connect with the battery box or recorder input.  One option is to chop off the microdot ends and re-terminate the microphone pair to a single stereo-mini-plug.  That requires soldering the very fine center connector.  If you are not adept at making cable connections and soldering fine wires in particular, you'll need to find someone to do that for you.  The other option is making or having someone make a 'Y' adapter cable with two female microdot input legs connected to a stereo-mini-plug output.  Details are in the DPA threads.   Last I looked this was not an item found which could be found online and bought premade, but that may have changed.

Third option, which would allow you to use the microphones immediately with the recorder you already have, is to buy a new pair (or find a used pair) of Core Sound "high end binaurals".  Those are matched DPA 4060 or 4061 already terminated to a single stereo-mini-jack and include an in-line matching battery-box.

Fourth option is to use the DPA d:vice preamp/ADC which has a pair micro-dot inputs and USB output to Iphone.  No adapters needed, but you'd need the d:vice and Iphone as well as the pair of mics.


Many thanks Gutbucket for the extensive information!

I´ll check option 3-4.

One question:
Will the batterybox (>> SP-SPSB-10-80020 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery)  I have now be enough in combination with the Core Sound 4061-option?

12vdc should handled the Core Sound 4061´s?

Many thanks again!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 10:51:13 AM »
Will the batterybox (>> SP-SPSB-10-80020 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery)  I have now be enough in combination with the Core Sound 4061-option?

12vdc should handled the Core Sound 4061´s?

The Core Sound version includes its own battery box, so you would not need your SP battery box if going that route.

A supply voltage of between 5-10V is optimal for all miniature DPAs except the lower voltage 4063. 12V is the very uppermost limit for them and many folks report that they work fine with that supply voltage, but a battery box with a lower output voltage will be safer. Len at Core Sound has posted that 12V is uncomfortably close to the limit and is in danger of burning them up. 

I use Church Audio preamps and Niaint PFAs to power them, both of which produce about 8-9VDC, or the DPA XLR adapters which produce about 5-6VDC I think (would have to measure them again to be sure). 

[edit]- I use the Church Audio preamps into small handheld recorders.  I use the Niaint PFAs and DPA XLR adapters into recorders with XLR inputs and 12-48V phantom power.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 11:02:40 AM »
Many thanks Gutbucket!

I sent you a PM with one more question.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 12:36:16 PM »
instead of the sp-spsb-10, you can get the sp-spsb-8 to solve the voltage problem.

https://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-SPSB-8-MKII

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 12:39:57 PM »
instead of the sp-spsb-10, you can get the sp-spsb-8 to solve the voltage problem.

https://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-SPSB-8-MKII



Many thanks Junkyardt!

I´ll bookmark that page and probably order one of those batteryboxes when/if I get the DPA 4061´s!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 12:56:03 PM »
I don’t think Coresounds come with a power supply unless you pay extra. I agree that Soundpros is a good company to get power supply boxes.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 12:57:08 PM »
spsb-8 will work and is a much safer option for powering DPAs than the spsb-10 you are currently using.  I'd recommend the switch.

Best to either re-terminate the microphones or use a 'Y' adapter as mentioned for use with that battery box just like any other using a single stereo-mini-input, but the option of two mono inputs on the spsb-8 .. Two mono (left and right) in-line, gold plated microphone input jacks or a single stereo input (select in option box)" ..in combination with a pair of off-the-shelf-available mono microdot>mini-plug adapters will also work without requiring mic-retermination or a custom 'Y' adapter.  DPA makes such mono adapters although they are rather costly.  Functionally equivalent versions can be found from other on-line sources at less cost.

The drawback of that solution is two additional connection points in the signal path and having the adapters clunking around in pocket.  I'd probably gaff tape them to keep them secure.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 01:04:42 PM »
I don’t think Coresounds come with a power supply unless you pay extra. I agree that Soundpros is a good company to get power supply boxes.

Coresound does include the power supply battery box. 

Core also provides a replacement option for mics without the power supply, yet an existing Core battery-box is required to use those.  Alternate battery boxes cannot be used with the Core mics without a custom adapter 'Y' that would to mate with the single mini-XLR Core uses to handle both input and output from the battery box.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 01:06:25 PM »
I don’t think Coresounds come with a power supply unless you pay extra. I agree that Soundpros is a good company to get power supply boxes.



Thanks ilduclo for your advice!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 01:07:49 PM »
I don’t think Coresounds come with a power supply unless you pay extra. I agree that Soundpros is a good company to get power supply boxes.

Coresound does include the power supply battery box. 

Core also provides a replacement option for mics without the power supply, yet an existing Core battery-box is required to use those.  Alternate battery boxes cannot be used with the Core mics without a custom adapter 'Y' that would to mate with the single mini-XLR Core uses to handle both input and output from the battery box.



Thanks Gutbucket for your advice!

I´m saving all your info in a "Wordfile" as a good "checkpoint" the day I´ll buy the 4061`s!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 01:41:32 PM »
spsb-8 will work and is a much safer option for powering DPAs than the spsb-10 you are currently using.  I'd recommend the switch.

Best to either re-terminate the microphones or use a 'Y' adapter as mentioned for use with that battery box just like any other using a single stereo-mini-input, but the option of two mono inputs on the spsb-8 .. Two mono (left and right) in-line, gold plated microphone input jacks or a single stereo input (select in option box)" ..in combination with a pair of off-the-shelf-available mono microdot>mini-plug adapters will also work without requiring mic-retermination or a custom 'Y' adapter.  DPA makes such mono adapters although they are rather costly.  Functionally equivalent versions can be found from other on-line sources at less cost.


Gutbucket, if it's not too much trouble, could you provide links to both the DPA official mono adapter and/or the off-brand versions you're aware of? I'd like to price these out myself. FYI, darktrain was the primary source for the Y adapter, and he's no longer doing them (or any cables). Getting the Y adapter made (i.e. buying a microdot-microdot cable, cutting it in half and reterminating the cut ends into an 1/8" plug) may not be as easy now as it was back when darktrain was doing it.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 05:47:58 PM »
The prefered DPA one would be DAD3050 https://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/adapter-for-toa-wm360-4310-for-low-dc-microphones which sells for $100 a piece. 
DPA wires the TRS end with the Ring connection open (signal to Tip, ground to Sleeve).

The other DPA adapter which is may work as long as it fits whatever you are plugging it into is the DAD6034 https://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/adapter-for-sennheiser-evolution-x2-digital with the threaded ferrule used to lock it into place.  You'd not use the threaded ferrule part, and it would need to "stay out of the way" of whatever you are plugging into.  DPA wires this one with signal to Tip, and ground to both Ring and Sleeve.

Check with Sound Pros to make sure which are compatible with the input to their SPSB-8 battery box (I suspect they both probably are).

There seem to be more of the second than the first from alternate lower-cost copies suppliers online:

Here's one for half that price- https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969392-REG/micw_lc031se_microdot_to_mini.html/?ap=y&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH_H5dI2OQA0nZ5ZDwwppbo232Y7fN5XNpePElQl0AtzOxNEyO54eQUaAjeTEALw_wcB&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y

Here's one for $30 https://www.ypamicrophones.com/products/ypa-c4sn-2-microdot-adapter

You can search Ebay, some of which will be "pig-tail style" using a short length of cable between the two connectors:
Two examples (non threaded ferrule style):
https://picclick.co.uk/MICROPHONE-ADAPTER-FOR-DPA-COUNTRYMAN-MICRODOT-TO-TOA-302556375509.html
https://picclick.co.uk/MICROPHONE-ADAPTER-FOR-DPA-COUNTRYMAN-MICRODOT-TO-35mm-272971731675.html

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There are only 2 conductors needed per microphone- signal and ground. Depending on how the female jack of the battery box is wired, a TS mini plug should be sufficient.  A TRS mini plug (3-contact stereo mini style) also works and is more common.  DPA wires the TRS adapters with the Ring connection either open or grounded, depending on the wireless transmitter the adapter is intended to be used with, as I note above.

 
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 06:02:59 PM »
The prefered DPA one would be DAD3050 https://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/adapter-for-toa-wm360-4310-for-low-dc-microphones which sells for $100 a piece. 
DPA wires the TRS end with the Ring connection open (signal to Tip, ground to Sleeve).

The other DPA adapter which is may work as long as it fits whatever you are plugging it into is the DAD6034 https://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/adapter-for-sennheiser-evolution-x2-digital with the threaded ferrule used to lock it into place.  You'd not use the threaded ferrule part, and it would need to "stay out of the way" of whatever you are plugging into.  DPA wires this one with signal to Tip, and ground to both Ring and Sleeve.

Check with Sound Pros to make sure which are compatible with the input to their SPSB-8 battery box (I suspect they both probably are).

There seem to be more of the second than the first from alternate lower-cost copies suppliers online:

Here's one for half that price- https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969392-REG/micw_lc031se_microdot_to_mini.html/?ap=y&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH_H5dI2OQA0nZ5ZDwwppbo232Y7fN5XNpePElQl0AtzOxNEyO54eQUaAjeTEALw_wcB&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y

Here's one for $30 https://www.ypamicrophones.com/products/ypa-c4sn-2-microdot-adapter

You can search Ebay, some of which will be "pig-tail style" using a short length of cable between the two connectors:
Two examples (non threaded ferrule style):
https://picclick.co.uk/MICROPHONE-ADAPTER-FOR-DPA-COUNTRYMAN-MICRODOT-TO-TOA-302556375509.html
https://picclick.co.uk/MICROPHONE-ADAPTER-FOR-DPA-COUNTRYMAN-MICRODOT-TO-35mm-272971731675.html

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There are only 2 conductors needed per microphone- signal and ground. Depending on how the female jack of the battery box is wired, a TS mini plug should be sufficient.  A TRS mini plug (3-contact stereo mini style) also works and is more common.  DPA wires the TRS adapters with the Ring connection either open or grounded, depending on the wireless transmitter the adapter is intended to be used with, as I note above.

Thanks for the long post! Very helpful. Never would've found that ypa site on my own. $30 is a lot easier to stomach than $100, especially when you're buying 2. $100 for a tiny little adapter like that is highway robbery.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 10:48:07 PM »


Coresound does include the power supply battery box. 

 

not so, you can get a dpa set from Len for less without the box

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 10:00:31 AM »
No need to guess or "think" before posting, just check the website.

I don’t think Coresounds come with a power supply unless you pay extra. I agree that Soundpros is a good company to get power supply boxes.

Coresound does include the power supply battery box. 

Core also provides a replacement option for mics without the power supply, yet an existing Core battery-box is required to use those.  Alternate battery boxes cannot be used with the Core mics without a custom adapter 'Y' that would to mate with the single mini-XLR Core uses to handle both input and output from the battery box.
 

not so, you can get a dpa set from Len for less without the box

Yes so.  And of course you can get a replacement set without the box, but that won't work for OP as a replacement set of Core Sound HEBs are only compatible with the Core Sound battery box, which the OP does not have. I've bolded the second line of my post you deleted from your quote above explaining that. Here's the purchase page, take a look for yourself- http://core-sound.com/bk/11.php

What is not listed on the website are a straight microdot pair of 4061 without any of the unique Core Sound termination.  Len will sell them that way if you ask.  He'll probably also re-terminate the pair to a stereo mini plug at additional cost if you ask.  I can only assume this might be what you are obliquely referring to.  Core Sound Binaurals is a system which requires either the Core Sound battery box or Len's preamp, without those things they are not "Core Sounds" per se, but DPAs that were simply matched and sold by Core.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 11:09:13 AM »
Many thanks for info regarding different options.

I also sent a e-mail to "Core Sound" with some additional questions. We´ll see which options they have.
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2019, 03:19:50 PM »
Btw, as far as the y-cable option, I checked with Sound Pros and they will make it for $25 (standard 1/8" plug) or $30 (right angle 1/8" plug). That includes labor. So then you just need to order the cable from cdint and send it to them. A 2-foot cable from cdint with the cheapest shipping option is $64, so accounting for the cost of shipping the cable to Sound Pros once you've received it, the total cost of the y-cable is around $100. Definitely cheaper than buying 2 of those official $100 DPA mono adapters, but you could possibly get it done for less if you bought two of the off-brand adapters.

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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2019, 03:33:57 PM »
Btw, as far as the y-cable option, I checked with Sound Pros and they will make it for $25 (standard 1/8" plug) or $30 (right angle 1/8" plug). That includes labor. So then you just need to order the cable from cdint and send it to them. A 2-foot cable from cdint with the cheapest shipping option is $64, so accounting for the cost of shipping the cable to Sound Pros once you've received it, the total cost of the y-cable is around $100. Definitely cheaper than buying 2 of those official $100 DPA mono adapters, but you could possibly get it done for less if you bought two of the off-brand adapters.


http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=188337.msg2280971#msg2280971

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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2019, 03:44:27 PM »
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=188337.msg2280971#msg2280971

Interesting, had not seen that thread. That’s definitely a little cheaper. Nevertheless, I’d prefer to deal with Sound Pros over Core Sound, plus it sounds like they botched at least one person’s cable on the first try.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2019, 05:35:28 PM »
Btw, as far as the y-cable option, I checked with Sound Pros and they will make it for $25 (standard 1/8" plug) or $30 (right angle 1/8" plug). That includes labor. So then you just need to order the cable from cdint and send it to them. A 2-foot cable from cdint with the cheapest shipping option is $64, so accounting for the cost of shipping the cable to Sound Pros once you've received it, the total cost of the y-cable is around $100. Definitely cheaper than buying 2 of those official $100 DPA mono adapters, but you could possibly get it done for less if you bought two of the off-brand adapters.


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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2019, 06:07:43 PM »
still incorrect about Coresound, you can get a volume matched set (or a single mic) terminated how you like without a power supply. For instance, 2 matched 4060's or 4061's terminated together to a single 1/8" stereo miniplug. And, I believe that work is done for the cost of the mics. Len may charge extra for some work, but he didn't when I got my last set

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so, yeah, technically they aren't Coresound mics, but they are SOLD by them, which was my point, if you missed it
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 06:13:36 PM »
Exactly as I stated above.

Thanks for the non-contribution to the thread.   Say what you mean, mean what you say.
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2019, 06:20:19 PM »
so, Len matches them and terminates them how you wish, it's a good service, worth going to. And, I don't really like the CS battery box option, the boxes are too large and made of too much metal (wand issues) as opposed to the battery boxes sold by Church or Soundpros. I think that's valuable info that wasn't in your response. YMMV
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2019, 06:38:05 PM »
Nor yours.  Keep digging that ego hole.
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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2019, 06:41:14 PM »
Nor yours.  Keep digging that ego hole.
jeez, you asshole, who fucking shit in your cornflakes this morning?
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2019, 08:34:33 PM »
still incorrect about Coresound, you can get a volume matched set (or a single mic) terminated how you like without a power supply. For instance, 2 matched 4060's or 4061's terminated together to a single 1/8" stereo miniplug. And, I believe that work is done for the cost of the mics. Len may charge extra for some work, but he didn't when I got my last set

:headphones:

so, yeah, technically they aren't Coresound mics, but they are SOLD by them, which was my point, if you missed it

We can provide matched pairs of DPA 4060s or 4061s with the factory micro-dots, or set up to use either of our two HEB battery boxes.

We can also provide an adapter cable that allows for the factory micro-dots to be used with our battery box.

We usually terminate our HEBs with a 1/8"/3.5mm right angle plug. We can use others on request.

We match to tighter tolerances than DPA.
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2019, 11:31:49 PM »
thanks, Len :cheers:

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« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2019, 09:47:11 AM »

We can also provide an adapter cable that allows for the factory micro-dots to be used with our battery box.

Was not aware of this option. Does makes sense as it would not be difficult.

Thanks for posting Len.
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2019, 09:48:36 AM »
Nor yours.  Keep digging that ego hole.
jeez, you asshole, who fucking shit in your cornflakes this morning?

You just did, again. Seems to be a regular trend, and is quite clear to most level-headed folks on the site (more than a few have confirmed the same to me).

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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
check your conflakes again! I'm nowhere near where you're at, so it ain't me!

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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2019, 11:19:55 AM »

Was not aware of this option.
 

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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2019, 11:36:44 AM »
^ Ah, that ego chipped shoulder again.

Keep on digging man, it's become sadly entertaining on this end, if unfortunate that those following the thread for information purposes need suffer it.
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Thanks for the non-contribution to the thread.   Say what you mean, mean what you say.

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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2019, 12:07:22 PM »
Wasn't certain you'd take it literally when I said keep on diggin', but should have guessed as much.

Factually correct information helpful to myself and others is my motivation here.
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« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2019, 12:48:35 PM »
GutBucket, you are a true master recordist and innovator. 
Ilduclo is nothing more than an immature, loudmouth, name calling, imitator; (they call those trolls on the interwebs don't they?).
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« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2019, 01:44:32 PM »
well, lets sum up for the original poster, then

 

you can buy 4061's directly from DPA or from Coresound or other places with the microdots attached
you can buy ones terminated to a single 1/8" stereo miniplug from Coresound and get your own power supply from Soundpros, Church or other mfg
you can buy ones with the Coresound box and the proper connections from Coresound as well.
Coresound will also match the mics for output and make other connections and does excellent work doing so.

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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2019, 03:22:45 PM »
Considering one of these options myself. Thanks to all for the good info

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« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2019, 03:29:14 PM »
well, lets sum up for the original poster, then

 

you can buy 4061's directly from DPA or from Coresound or other places with the microdots attached
you can buy ones terminated to a single 1/8" stereo miniplug from Coresound and get your own power supply from Soundpros, Church or other mfg
you can buy ones with the Coresound box and the proper connections from Coresound as well.
Coresound will also match the mics for output and make other connections and does excellent work doing so.


Many thanks Ilduclo for all extensive info!
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« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2019, 04:14:11 PM »
u2_fly_2, sorry for all the weirdness in this thread. I use a set of 4061's with an old soundpros spsb3 battery box and/or a church audio "ugly" battery box to either a sony m10 or a sony d50. I think my recordings sound great. Here is a link to a recent recording, a Shellac set from October of last year. I think the dpa's do great. I got them from Coresound as a matched pair terminated to a single 1/8" stereo plug which fits right in the battery box

https://mega.nz/#!c0QSyAQB!fO5wbsmqeFBiQDdtBvqGKpfYIm1oinC3SLubxIx4OSk

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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2019, 04:20:26 PM »
u2_fly_2, sorry for all the weirdness in this thread. I use a set of 4061's with an old soundpros spsb3 battery box and/or a church audio "ugly" battery box to either a sony m10 or a sony d50. I think my recordings sound great. Here is a link to a recent recording, a Shellac set from October of last year. I think the dpa's do great. I got them from Coresound as a matched pair terminated to a single 1/8" stereo plug which fits right in the battery box

https://mega.nz/#!c0QSyAQB!fO5wbsmqeFBiQDdtBvqGKpfYIm1oinC3SLubxIx4OSk


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Except for the old AT943:a the DPA 4061´s are always one of the best mic´s for sure!
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2019, 05:08:36 PM »
Personally, I wouldn't buy DPA, and I was one of the all time fluffers.
Why?
4011 pair = one failed mic
4022 pair = many, many, many failed mics. The beginning of trouble....
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4060 pair = failed mic,.. now replaced with a DIY Senn MKE2 pair

In all of this, the most positive outcome was developing a good relationship/friendship with Bruce Myers, the then CEO of DPA N.A.
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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2019, 05:50:44 PM »
my first set of dpa 4061's lasted 12 years and only one of the 2 mics failed. I gave that set away to "heathen" here on TS

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=175358.msg2274679#msg2274679

next set, purchased from Len at Coresounds is going strong at 3 year old.  I think they're just as rugged as can be. I tape in active metal shows a lot with beer and sweat flying.

agree, the guys at DPA USA are great. Sent me some free clips!

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« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2019, 05:54:15 PM »
And I likely had $80k in failed 4028's before they shut the factory down. That was after probably $35k+ of failed 4022's. I sold the handbuilt replacements of both models with much trepidation, and with fair warning.
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« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2019, 06:07:34 PM »
and, this from a totally unrelated forum; a hifi stereo forum, but not recording related. The guy is a taper though, and, posted this fairly recently...
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Excellent job Mike!  One of my DPA 4061s (same tiny lavalier mic as DPA 4060 but with lower output) also unexpectedly dropped in output by about 6 dB.  Archive on brother!  Im starting to get into classical music for sure.

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« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2019, 06:16:04 PM »
mine did the big drop, too :really_sucks:

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« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2019, 08:17:13 PM »
I've recently lost a channel on my 4061 HEBs after 20 years. Not sure if it's capsule, cable, or battery box. They haven't been ultra-abused, but the cables have certainly been yanked around a bit. But 20 years was pretty good, IMO.
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« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2019, 09:36:06 PM »
My apology to everyone posting and following along as well.  We're all on the same team afterall - tapers helping each other out.

Now that we've pretty much addressed u2_fly_2's specific questions concerning signal chain and connection details, it's a good time to circle back to general advice about these mics in particular, and it looks like that's already happening..
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« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2019, 09:38:59 PM »
I hear Moke's frustrations.  I will note a couple things there- First, I sort of consider the DPA miniatures (d:screet) to be in a different category from their more expensive primary line of microphones (d:dicate).  I've used their primary line a few times, but have never owned any of them.  I'm far more familiar with the miniature 4060, 4061, and 4098 microphones I use extensively.  Secondly, the new modular system of removable capsules DPA has moved to with their primary line at least potentially addresses some of the cable stress failure issues that were a problem with the older permanently-wired versions of their primary mics such as 4022 & 4028, but I don't know if that's the problem Moke had with his 4028s or not.

As for the miniature 4060/4061 omnis, my primary complaint with them is that the capsule is hard wired to the cable.  I really wish they had the option of a microdot connector right at the back of the capsule.  Then the cables could be easily replaced, longer cables could be used without an extension, and pre-wired rigs could have the capsules removed and swapped.  The 4098 supercards I have are basically like that, with a short flexible goose-neck section between the capsule and microdot.  And the dedicated boundary mount BLM4060 version has a microdot connection on its base-plate.

I've had a few die over the years (the 6dB drop, or outright cable failure) but used them hard and they've survived more unintentional abuse than I would have ever expected originally: tugging, bending, repeated tight coiling and bunching inside narrow wire-runs, being submerged in rain water for a couple hours, stand falls into the dirt, wook snags, beer splashes, FOB madness, etc. Overall I've found them as or more reliable than other miniature lavs and I haven't found any alternate miniature mics which I prefer the sound of. They are more far more resistant to the ravages of moisture and dust than top quality externally polarized condensers, and mostly for that reason I rarely tape much with my more precious Gefell 'reference' pairs anymore.  Secondary reason is that they are so small and light I can do things with them I can't with ext polarized mics.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2019, 09:43:17 PM »
If you all want, we can get back to the far more subjective conversation about when and where omnis or cardioids are more appropriate and strategies for the use of either of them in various situations.  It's a big topic and subjective opinions on it vary widely. What only works 1% of the time for some tapers may work 99% of the time for others, and vice-versa.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2019, 10:10:18 PM »
my first set of dpa 4061's lasted 12 years and only one of the 2 mics failed. I gave that set away to "heathen" here on TS

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2019, 10:22:27 PM »
I hear Moke's frustrations.  I will note a couple things there- First, I sort of consider the DPA miniatures (d:screet) to be in a different category from their more expensive primary line of microphones (d:dicate).  I've used their primary line a few times, but have never owned any of them.  I'm far more familiar with the miniature 4060, 4061, and 4098 microphones I use extensively.  Secondly, the new modular system of removable capsules DPA has moved to with their primary line at least potentially addresses some of the cable stress failure issues that were a problem with the older permanently-wired versions of their primary mics such as 4022 & 4028, but I don't know if that's the problem Moke had with his 4028s or not.

As for the miniature 4060/4061 omnis, my primary complaint with them is that the capsule is hard wired to the cable.  I really wish they had the option of a microdot connector right at the back of the capsule.  Then the cables could be easily replaced, longer cables could be used without an extension, and pre-wired rigs could have the capsules removed and swapped.  The 4098 supercards I have are basically like that, with a short flexible goose-neck section between the capsule and microdot.  And the dedicated boundary mount BLM4060 version has a microdot connection on its base-plate.

I've had a few die over the years (the 6dB drop, or outright cable failure) but used them hard and they've survived more unintentional abuse than I would have ever expected originally: tugging, bending, repeated tight coiling and bunching inside narrow wire-runs, being submerged in rain water for a couple hours, stand falls into the dirt, wook snags, beer splashes, FOB madness, etc. Overall I've found them as or more reliable than other miniature lavs and I haven't found any alternate miniature mics which I prefer the sound of. They are more far more resistant to the ravages of moisture and dust than top quality externally polarized condensers, and mostly for that reason I rarely tape much with my more precious Gefell 'reference' pairs anymore.  Secondary reason is that they are so small and light I can do things with them I can't with ext polarized mics.

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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2019, 09:10:44 AM »
That had to be super frustrating.  Would sour me on them too.  Hope they make good for you for acting as a defacto quality control agent.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2019, 09:17:50 AM »
It all worked out. In the end, I was not out anything, monetarily, within reason. But, it was most of a missed years season of music with the 4022's, and then again with the 4028's.  It got so bad that all it took was literally the first time in turning them on,.. zap, dead,.. back to Colorado/Denmark.
DPA/BK was a great company to deal with. They took this very seriously.  In exchange for my trouble's, they literally opened their entire inventory to me in a loaner program, as much of, or, whatever I needed to keep the music capture going. And, Bruce Myers was there, immediately, for me to talk to. We'd spend hours on the phone at a time, just blabbering; first about microphines and music, and eventually about family and life.  He even opened a page for me on their site as one of their favored users. But, alas,... I couldn't afford the risk of failure out of warranty, so I moved on.

Now,... let me tell you all about Line Audio......
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2019, 01:04:34 PM »
Now,... let me tell you all about Line Audio......

Have you had issues with those?
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2019, 02:12:40 PM »
None in the slightest. Totally satisfied. Happy as I can be with them. Great mics.
And, total bonus,... something like $3700 less?
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
Moke, I have no idea how you stayed with DPA for so long. After the 2-3 failure I would have said enough is enough!

I have run DPAs in the past. First pair of mics that were actually some higher end mics I got. FOB is good for small/medium size venues. But once you get to arenas/amphitheaters, if you aren't near the stacks. I feel everything gets washed out with the omni pattern. Once I got myself some AT853s and MK4s, I realized how much I was missing running a cardioid pattern for the longest time and didn't have to be as near to a source to pull decent tapes.

Really depends on what sort of shows you run at. I loved to stack tape. But I like having the sense of security that even if I am not in the optimum spot for stealthing, I will have a decent chance at a good pull.
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2019, 12:06:35 AM »
did some comps last weekend with 4061 and 4099. i have some other clips i havent uploaded yet that are farther from the source, they will prob be posted in same thread eventually

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295147#msg2295147
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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2019, 04:10:35 AM »
did some comps last weekend with 4061 and 4099. i have some other clips i havent uploaded yet that are farther from the source, they will prob be posted in same thread eventually

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295147#msg2295147
https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295287#msg2295287
https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181868.msg2295406#msg2295406


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Re: Advice on DPA 4061
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2019, 08:14:20 AM »
I think the 406x series are really great small omnis, very clean and detailed.  The typical strengths and limitations of that polar pattern apply, of course, but they are awesome when you're in the "omni zone".

DPA's line of modular mics are also excellent.  Fantastic sonically and outstanding build quality.  Various capsules, several pre-amps, and a broad range of cool accessories are available.  Every review I have read has been enthusiastic and I don't recall seeing any descriptions of issues.  Definitely worth a look if you are a fan of the DPA house sound...

 

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