DPA MICROPHONES
4488

CORE DIRECTIONAL
HEADSET MICROPHONE

DPA MICROPHONES
4488

CORE DIRECTIONAL
HEADSET MICROPHONE

The 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphone combines DPA's popular 5mm cardioid capsules with CORE by DPA technology and the Red Dot award-winning headset. These are the most advanced headsets - safe, durable and flexible - for segments such as: Theater, Broadcast, Churches and Conferences.

Features

  • One-size-fits-all - head sizes and shapes.
  • Comfortable three-point fixation - above, below and behind the ear
  • Easily adjustable - frame size, temple length, placement
  • 90° adjustable cable guide - keeps cable out of sight
  • Anti-reflective PVD finish on headset frame, boom, capsule
The 4488 CORE directional headset microphone provides an open and natural sound that makes it ideal for spoken word and vocal performance applications. It provides excellent off-axis rejection in high sound pressure level situations. It efficiently suppresses distant sound sources, making it perfect for demanding live performances where background noise and feedback are a factor. The bass response is designed for optimal linearity at a distance of 2-3 cm from the sound source. This means that the bass roll-off is relatively pronounced at a greater distance - a crucial factor when it comes to suppressing background noise and avoiding feedback.

Technically advanced mechanical headset mounting design

The one-size-fits-all headset is the most advanced design on the market. It provides comfort, even during longer wear, without sacrificing safety. Its shape hugs the head gently and snugly and is easily adjustable. The spring mechanisms that grip around the ears are gentle, but firm enough to keep you feeling secure during your performance. The headset can also be customized in the field to fit each performer perfectly. These features are also why it won the prestigious Red Dot Award in 2019.

One size fits all

The frame of the headset is made of stainless steel and has a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating, which makes it extremely durable. It can withstand high temperatures and is resistant to impact and abrasion. The frame is one size fits all with a simple adjustment mechanism for quick and easy sizing. Anatomically correct, it fits snugly and comfortably around the head thanks to its unique shape. The entire microphone has a pleasant matte look thanks to the coating, which makes the entire headset look small and less obtrusive than other headset solutions. It also adds nothing to the size of the microphone, as the PVD is extremely robust and extremely thin at the same time.

3-POINT ear grips

The ear grips on the new headset consist of a very impressive technology. Most headsets have either a 1- or 2-point grip system that rests on the ear or (sometimes) grips below the ear. This headset relies on a 3-point grip system - it adds a support area behind the ear that pushes slightly inward. This not only allows the headset to fit more securely around the head, even during shocks, but also makes it very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. In addition, the advanced ergonomic shape of these earpieces adapts to the shape of the head.

IP58 certified

The CORE Miniatures are certified to IP58. This resistance is achieved through a number of protective mechanisms:

  • Water-repellent nano-coating of the lid and housing.
  • Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier in the core of the microphone
  • Double gold coating of the diaphragm

THE ADAPTER SYSTEM

GIVES YOU FLEXIBILITY

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and inexpensive options. You're no longer tied to a single wireless system. If circumstances change, you can simply change your adapter rather than incurring the cost of a completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in the sound quality of the microphone because the adapters are tailored to specific types of transmitters.
DPA's miniature microphones work with all leading wireless microphone solutions, such as Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Zaxcom and many others. DPA Microphones' sophisticated adapter system is unique in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come. If you prefer your microphone hardwired to a specific connector type, DPA offers pre-terminated types for the most popular wireless systems.

90° CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The headset has its cable guide directly on the back of the headset frame, so you can easily organize the cables to run unobtrusively down the back of the actors. The cable guide can be moved from side to side so that it can be moved out of the camera's field of view, for example. The special design also separates the cables from the movement of the boom, ensuring that cables are not pulled when the boom is moved.
The cable is often the weak point in this type of microphone, but we have chosen to use the same cable size (Ø 1.6 mm (.06 in)) as usual. It is extremely robust, does not tangle and is equipped with an inner core of Kevlar that can withstand rough pulls and is the highest standard on the market.
The cable, the capsule and the design of the headband provide immunity to noisy wireless devices. Headsets typically connect to a wireless belt pack and we offer a comprehensive mix of adapters to fit the many wireless transmitters available. All DPA connectors are equipped with a rugged strain relief.

PART NUMBER

ITEM

CORE 4488 ODIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BEIGE, MicroDot

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BEIGE, 3 PIN LEMO

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BEIGE, TA4F MINI-XLR

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BEIGE, MINI-JACK

PART NUMBER

ITEM

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BROWN, MicroDot

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BROWN, 3 PIN LEMO

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BROWN, TA4F MINI-XLR

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BROWN, MINI-JACK

PART NUMBER

ITEM

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BLACK, MicroDot

CORE 4488 OMNI DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE, BLACK, 3 PIN LEMO

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BLACK, TA4F MINI-XLR

CORE 4488 DIRECTIONAL HEADSET MICROPHONE, BLACK, MINI-JACK

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