• Shure introduces DuraPlex subminiature microphone

    Shure yesterday unveiled DuraPlex, the company’s new subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphone boasting Shure’s first IP57 certification rating, keeping dirt, dust, water, and perspiration from upstaging the audio.

    DuraPlex consists of the DL4 Omnidirectional Waterproof Lavalier Microphone and the DH5 Omnidirectional Waterproof Headset Microphone. Complementing Shure’s expansive portfolio of mid- and high-tier wireless systems, the IP57 rating and cable durability of DuraPlex offers the market an entirely new tier of audio performance and ruggedness, says Shure. The MEMS element (as used in smartphones and tablets) yields consistent and neutral sound quality with low self-noise.

    “In developing DuraPlex, we wanted to provide a simple, consistent, reliable solution, ready to tackle any environment,” commented 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 a carrying case, snap-fit and foam windscreens, single tie clip, and a presence cap. DL4 also comes packaged with a sticky mount.

    DuraPlex’s 1.6 mm cable is the same that is found in TwinPlex, Shure’s premium subminiature omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones. To simulate years of intense use, the ultra-thin cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to the absolute limit in internal tests. The cable is reportedly immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in unmatched flex performance due to an innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding.

    DuraPlex DH5 Headsets come in multiple colors (Tan, Cocoa, Black) with a sleek, brushed steel frame for quick, confident, and stable placement. DH5 pricing starts at $399. DL4 Lavaliers are available in four colors (Black, Tan, Cocoa, White) and are available now starting at $299.

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