Earlier this week I bought some of the newer style DPA concealers- I’ve found the older style to be really useful for hiding body mounted mics, however they’ve made some changes (very possibly improvements).
Quite a few people seem to be a bit confused about them, so I thought I’d show you how they work:
As you can see, instead of one piece, the new concealer’s made of 4,with one piece being slightly smaller than the original concealer. The back part can be sewn into clothing or used with the clip, as shown here:
There’s also an extra “space bracket” wire which is removable over the top- both of these should keep fabric away from the mic, reducing the chance of rustle against it. I also think these may be a good way of mounting wind protection without tape, but may require some further experimentation
Here’s a comparison against the old concealer- the new one’s slightly smaller and the plastic’s more pliable. The new ones are a tighter fit and need to be bent a little to get the mics in. As you can see, there’s a 4071 in the old concealer and a 4061 in the new one. The old ones need specific concealers for both mics and the new ones will work with either:
Here’s the 4071 in the new concealer:
DPA’s part number is DMM0021 for a single concealer or DMM0521 for a pack of 5.
Other versions are available for the heavy duty versions of the 406x and 4071 mics and the new d:screet slim.
Sound Network are the UK distributors
3 Replies to “New DPA concealers”
Thanks for this.
I get the space bracket to push away fabric. Nice.
But what of the clip on the back? How/when would one use that?
It doesn’t help with sandwiching a mic under button, for example.
And the back clip doesn’t seem to grip tightly to typical shirt fabric either.
To be honest, I’m not even sure where most of my back clips are as I haven’t used them since making the post…
Heh..ok. I just received mine and hadn’t discovered that you could rotate the back plate to face clip the other direction. It arrived “backwards” to my typical use on men’s shirts 😉 I do find I can’t push it fully onto the fabric edge the button is on…lav head and spacer is slightly visible if I do.