DPA 4061 Loud SPL


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4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone


MicroDot Connector only

Product ID

  • 4061-OC-C-B00 4061 CORE Omni Mic, Loud SPL, Black, MicroDot
  • 4061-OC-C-F00 4061 CORE Omni Mic, Loud SPL, Beige, MicroDot
  • 4061-OC-C-W00 4061 CORE Omni Mic, Loud SPL, White, MicroDot
  • 4061-OC-C-C00 4061 CORE Omni Mic, Loud SPL, Brown, MicroDot


DPA have a wide selection of Microdot Adapters that can be used instead of terminating the Lavalier Microphone. Below are some of the most popular options:

  • DAD6034 - 3.5mm Locking for Sennheiser
  • DAD6019 - 3.5mm for Sony
  • DAD6001-BC - 3-pin XLR (P48) with Belt Clip
  • DAD6003 - 3-pin Lemo for Senn, Shure, Wisycom
  • DAD6004 - Large 6-pin Lemo for Audio Ltd. & Micron
  • DAD3056 - TA5 for Lectrosonics
  • DAD6035 - 4-pin Lemo for Audio Ltd.



The 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Loud SPL is acoustically identical to the 4060, but sensitivity adjusted to accommodate higher sound pressure levels (SPLs). 

The mic handles SPL up to 144 dB peak before 10% THD occurs, making it one of the best miniatures for use on very loud sound sources, such as some instruments as well as some human voices, when placed close to the source.

About 10 dB less sensitive than the 4060, which works well for hidden applications, for example mounted on the head or forehead of a theater performer. In this placement, the sound pressure level is about 10 dB louder than what is encountered with chest placement (lapel microphone). 

Available in four colors: black, brown, beige and white.  

An even more robust, heavy-duty version is also available:

>> 4661 Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Loud SPL 


  • Exceptional audio quality 

  • Uniform, consistent sound between DPA mics 

  • Extremely rugged and reliable 

  • Small and unobtrusive; perfect for flexible and easy concealment 

  • Large selection of clips, windscreens, grids and other accessories 

  • Modular adapter system fits most professional wireless systems 



All the 4060 Series Omnidirectional Miniature Mics come with CORE by DPA, a powerful technology at the heart of our miniature microphones. CORE minimizes distortion across the entire dynamic range, increasing audio clarity and openness.  

>> About CORE



What's in the box


  • 1 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Loud SPL

  • 1 (attached) Soft Boost Grid for 4060 Series (DUA6001, DUA6003, DUA6005, DUA6017)  

  • 1 High Boost Grid for 4060 Series (DUA6002, DUA6004, DUA6006, DUA6018) 


Application guide


Placement guide

Sound (in this case voice) varies depending on the placement of the microphone on the body. 

>> The benefits and consequences of different placements

Assembly guide 

The microphone comes with the Soft-Boost Grid attached. Pull gently to remove. To reattach (or attach the High-Boost Grid), press the grid into place on the microphone housing. 

To attach an adapter to the MicroDot connector, screw on gently yet firmly until you hear a click. 

Cleaning guide 

The cable and protection grid are the only parts that may be cleaned. Do not use any kind of cleaning fluid other than demineralized water. Avoid all kinds of spray or fluids containing chemical components to remove static electricity on or close to the microphone as this could cause damage to the electret layer. When mounting a 4060 Series Miniature Microphone directly on or close to the skin of a performer, care should be taken to avoid sweat from running into the microphone. If the microphone has been exposed to sweat, it must be rinsed out in demineralized water and left to dry out to recover its original specifications. Drying out the microphone between exposures to humidity will also help to extend its lifetime. If the microphone fills up with water it will not be damaged but can possibly turn deaf while the water is captured inside, behind the protection grid. Remove the water by shaking the microphone or drying it with a piece of lint free cloth.

Cleaning the microphone grid 

During use in environments where the microphone is exposed to makeup or dusty materials, the grid may get clogged up. Make sure the grid is dry before re-mounting it on the mic housing. 

Cleaning the microphone cable 

Residue from tape, glue or makeup 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 lukewarm, demineralized water. Do not bend the cable or rub it harshly since this may stress the inner cores of the cable and cause them to break over time. 

>> Proper mic hygiene




Directional pattern
Principle of operation
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Effective frequency range ±2 dB
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))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 38 dB (max. 40 dB)
Distortion, THD < 1% - Legacy
120 dB SPL RMS, 123 dB SPL peak
Distortion, THD < 1% - CORE
134 dB SPL RMS, 137 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range - Legacy
Typ. 97 dB
Dynamic range - CORE
Typ. 111 dB
Max. SPL, THD 10%
144 dB SPL peak
Rated output impedance
30 - 40 Ω
Cable drive capability
Up to 300 m (984 ft) with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Power supply (for full performance)
For wireless systems: Min. 5 V - max. 10 V through DPA adapter
With DAD6001-BC: P48 (Phantom Power). Will work from 12 V
Current consumption
Typ. 1.5 mA (microphone). 3.5 mA with DAD6001-BC XLR Adapter
Black, beige, brown or white
7.5 g (0.26 oz) incl. Cable and MicroDot connector
Microphone diameter
5.4 mm (0.21 in)
Microphone length
12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Cable length
1.8 m (5.9 ft)
Positively increasing sound pressure produces positive going voltage on MicroDot pin
Temperature range
-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH)
Up to 90%
Sensitivity selection tolerance (at 1 kHz)
±1.5 dB
Typical response of a 4061
Typical directional characteristics of a 4061





  • 1 Soft Boost Grid for 4060 Series (DUA6001, DUA6003, DUA6005, DUA6017) 

  • 1 High Boost Grid for 4060 Series (DUA6002, DUA6004, DUA6006, DUA6018) 


  • 2-Way Dual Clip for 4060 Series Lavalier Microphone (SCM0032-B) 

  • 4-Way Clip for Lavalier Microphone (SCM0013-B) 

  • Digital Audio Interface (MMA-A) 

  • Concealer for Lavalier Microphone (DMM0021, DMM0521) 

  • Foam Windscreen for Miniature Microphones (DUA0560, DUA0566, DUA0567, DUA0568) 

  • Makeup Cover for Lavalier Microphone (DUA0590) 

  • Foam Windscreen for Lavalier Microphone, Color Mix (DUA0570) 

  • Lavalier Microphone Holder for String Instrument (MHS6005) 

  • Gooseneck Mount for 4060 Series Lavalier Microphone (GM1600) 

  • Accessory Kit for 4060 Series Lavalier Microphone (DAK4060)