Core Sound's High End Binaural ("HEB") microphones starts with two DPA
4060 (or DPA 4061) capsules, selected so that they are matched to within
1 dB. To round out the microphone package, Core Sound adds its very
rugged battery box (with premium, matched components), custom made
cabling, and very reliable, professional quality, USA-made
The microphones have a satin-black shell. (Beige and white colors are
available by special order.) The shell is much smaller than a common
jelly bean or pencil eraser: roughly a fifth of an inch (.54 cm) in
diameter and a half-inch (1.27 cm) long. The microphone cable enters
the shell from the bottom. Removable light-duty foam windscreens are
available in black. (Other color windscreens are available by special
A flexible, shielded 1.6mm cable exits the base of each microphone. The
cables from the two microphones are bound into a single cable roughly
twelve inches from the microphones. The cable runs for six feet and
terminates in a high reliability, US-made multi-pin locking mini-XLR
plug; the mini-XLR plug connects to the battery box. Also connected to
the multi-pin plug (in a "Y" configuration) is a two foot cable
terminating in a gold-plated, stereo, 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-phone plug.
Other connectors can be supplied on request, including high quality
right-angle 1/8-inch (3.5mm), XLR, RCA and 1/4-inch phone plugs.
We recommend ordering a pair of DPA DMM0004 miniature clips along
with the HEBs. They're perfectly suited to allow you mount the two DPA
capsules to the earpieces of your eyeglasses, the band of a hat, and
many other places.
The HEBs can be configured to be powered directly from our Mic2496 dual
microphone pre-amp/A-to-D converter. The two DPA capsules are
terminated in a single mini-XLR plug; no battery box is required.
By special order, we can provide the DPA4061s (or DPA4060s) with
connectorized cables, so that they can be used individually, outside of
the High-End Binaural system. A wide variety of connectors are
available -- please contact us for details.
For binaural recordings the cartridges are aimed outward (not forward)
much as your ears are. This copies the human ear, ensures a true
binaural pickup pattern, and accurately captures sonic information
coming from all directions.
For stereo recordings, the microphones are arranged as "spaced array,"
with each microphone placed eighteen-inches to three feet from the other
and facing forward. Another alternative that provides superior stereo
imaging, is to use a Jecklin Disk or Schneider Disk.
The 4060/4061's microphone element has been specially designed to
provide optimum performance even when exposed to high humidity,
perspiration, wind and pop-noise.