Shure has announced the introduction of DuraPlex, a new subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphone that carries the company’s first IP57 certification rating to resist the negative impact of dirt, dust, water, and perspiration.
DuraPlex utilizes the same cable as the Shure TwinPlex premium line of lavalier and headset microphones. It consists of the DL4 omni lav mic and DH5 omni headset mic. The MEMs element is designed to yield consistent and neutral sound quality with low self-noise for vocal clarity in multiple environments.
“In developing DuraPlex, we wanted to provide a simple, consistent, reliable solution, ready to tackle any environment,” states John Born, Senior Global Product Manager at Shure. “The neutral response, easy-to-use accessories and design, combined with best-in-class cable durability and waterproof element, quickly make DuraPlex an outstanding leader at this price tier.”
DuraPlex comes with accessories needed to support simplified usability: a carrying case, snap-fit and foam windscreens, single tie clip, and a presence cap. The DL4 also comes packaged with a sticky mount.
As noted, DuraPlex’s 1.6 mm cable is the same that is found in TwinPlex, premium lav and headset mics, offering a unique spiral construction with redundant shielding. To simulate years of intense use, the cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to its limits in internal tests.
DuraPlex DH5 headsets come in multiple colors (tan, cocoa and black) with a brushed steel frame. DH5 pricing starts at $399.
DuraPlez DL4 lavaliers are available in four colors (black, tan, cocoa and white) and are available starting at $299. Both products are now globally available.