Countryman Associates has introduced the H6 headset microphone, available in both omni and directional versions and outfitted with the same microphone capsule as the company’s popular E6 omni earset mic.
The new H6 provides transparent, natural sound pick-up with a low profile capsule measuring just 0.1-inch (2.5 mm) in diameter—roughly the size of a No. 2 pencil lead.
The capsule is offered in three sensitivities (7 mV/Pa, 2 mV/Pa, and 0.7 mV/Pa) and with its high dynamic range and flat 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, the new H6 is perfect for a wide range of applications.
The H6 employs a lightweight and adjustable headframe that is designed to stay in place. It is available in four colors—light beige, tan, cocoa, and black—to match a wide range of skin tones.
The H6 provides excellent moisture resistance: the entire headset can be placed underwater without being damaged. The mic cable detaches at the headset and employs a new double-sealed watertight connector.
The slim, 1.2 mm cable offers a break strength exceeding 44 pounds (20 kg). It is interchangeable, able to interface to a myriad of wireless microphone systems as well as digital recorders and XLR mic inputs with phantom power.
“The new H6 delivers exceptional audio quality, rugged build quality, superior fit for comfortable, distraction-free performance, and the ability to interface with a wide range of wireless equipment,” states Chris Countryman, president of the company. “It’s available in both omni and directional versions, with the directional version providing a tight polar pattern for excellent isolation from ambient noise and feedback.
“With superior moisture resistance and its ability to be all but invisible when worn, I’m confident this microphone will find many a home with broadcasters, theatrical groups, houses of worship, theme parks, and more.”
The new H6 carries a MSRP of $670 (omni version) and $720 (directional version). It is expected to become available in late May.