DPA’s 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone was a winner in the Product Design category at the Red Dot Awards, which were held this week at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany. DPA Microphones’ project lead Rune Møller and research and development manager Ole Moesmann accepted the award for the company.
“From the outset, DPA’s goal was not to simply improve the headset it already had, but to make the absolute best professional headset possible to support the company’s new subminiature microphone capsule,” said Møller, who was project lead of the development of the headset and responsible for its mechanical design. “Starting with a clean sheet of paper, we set out to fully understand the actual challenges our users faced and how we might best meet their needs and requirements. Of course, we learned from existing products for evolutionary ideas, but we were also open to more revolutionary ideas.”
Designed to be elegant, visually appealing and discreet, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone ensures usability across a wide range of uses. Although the advanced mechanical design is a work of art in itself, the basic premise of the headset is to be nearly invisible while giving crystal-clear sound. Whether a user is performing in a play or reporting the news, they can be sure that the audience is focusing on the message they are giving, not the tools of the trade.
The 6066 Subminiature Headset, which accommodates the 6000 Series capsule – the smallest microphone DPA has ever made at only 3 mm – was a huge developmental task to respond to the feedback from customers in various industry sectors.