Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone

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The Dayton Audio EMM-6 precision electret condenser microphone is designed for measurement and critical recording applications where extremely flat frequency response and a true omni-directional polar pattern is a must for accuracy.
  • Perfect for use with room acoustic analyzers and audio measurement systems
  • Low noise FET input reduces low-frequency distortion
  • Gold-plated XLR output connector for accurate signal transfer
  • High-quality components and rugged construction
  • Includes its own unique calibration response graph
  • Includes stand mount, foam windscreen, and transport case
  • Works with phantom power from +15V to +48V
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Weight: 1 lbs.  
List Price$79.99
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Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone

The Dayton Audio EMM-6 is a precision electret condenser microphone designed for measurement and critical recording applications. The extremely flat frequency response and true omni-directional polar pattern make it perfect for use with room acoustic analyzers and audio measurement systems. The EMM-6 microphone is individually hand calibrated using a laboratory standard Brüel & Kjær microphone in conjunction with a DAAS computer measuring system. Each microphone includes stand mount, foam windscreen, transport case, and its own unique printed and downloadable calibration response graph and .txt data file (see below).

FREE! Download your unique calibration .txt file.

A unique serialized calibration .txt file is available for the EMM-6. Once you receive your microphone, visit daytonaudio.com where you will be prompted to enter the serial number found on the base of your EMM-6. After entering the serial number, your unique calibration .txt file will be available for you to download.

Specifications: • Capsule type: 6 mm electret condenser • Polar pattern: omni-directional • Frequency response: 18 Hz - 20 kHz • Impedance: 200 ohms between pins 2 and 3 • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1K ohm: 10mV/Pa (-40 dBV, re. 0 dB = 1V/Pa) • Max SPL for 1% THD @ 1 kHz: 127 dB • S/N ratio: 70 dB A-weighted • Connector: gold plated XLR • Phantom power: +15V to +48V, 4 mA • Weight: 144 grams.

Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelEMM-6
  • Part Number390-801
  • UPC844632077456
  • Product CategoryMeasurement Microphones
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (22 Reviews)
  • Weight1 lbs.
  • Case Qty14
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Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone
Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone is rated 4.6818 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ValueBought this a little over a week ago and have used it twice. Very impressed with the response I'm getting out of my system after using this mic to analyze it.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from For me not so goodI guess I'm the one lone voice who had issues with this mic. I used the mic to make SPL measurements, and after some testing I found that the mic clips quite easily. I measured 1% THD at 104dB SPL, instead of the 127dB stated in the specs. It appears the mic is heavily asymmetrically biased. I also have a Behringer ECM8000 which is 15+ years old and it can handle about 132dB SPL before clipping. I'm certainly curious how a current production ECM performs.I figure that maybe I got a bad mic, so I returned it and got replacement, but the new one did the same thing. This probably could be fixed with a single resistor change, but it's not really worth fussing with for a $40 mic. The calibration data also seems a little suspect. For example, there are ripples at low-ish frequencies that should be smooth given the physical size of the diaphragm and mic.Anyhow, it's still a great value if you just need to do low SPL measurements and don't need especially accurate calibration.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Choice for Real Time AnalyzersI bought this measurement mic and used it with Multi-Instrument to form a real time analyzer. The frequency response file of the mic can be loaded into the software so as to further improve the accuracy of frequency response measurement. The result is awesome. Highly recommended for EQing rooms, cars and auditoriums...
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for the buck!Recently purchased this measurement mic to see what exactly my studio monitoring system was doing, and am very pleased with the results. The price is amazing, and the delivery was almost instant. Nice product for very little money - a rare occurrence.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice qualityBought this to use with TrueRTA. You can download the calibration file and load it right into TrueRTA. Mic comes in a padded box with clip and foam cover. Seems a quality piece and has worked accurately in tests I've seen of the Mic.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service and product of the highest level.I definitely want to congratulate you for the excellent service offered. The microphones (I have purchased two pieces) are excellent, they have a considerable base of linearity, a sign of good design and control of production, they also have the very substantial surplus value of the calibration, carried out for each piece marked with the serial number. It works, are perfectly linear, on axis.A special note for Parts Express: I ordered two microphones, and they sent me two objects with sequential serial number, one thing that I really appreciated, a sign of professionalism and expertise, as well as kindness. Thank you.Regards, Robert .VREL, Italy
Date published: 2013-09-18
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Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone

Does this microphone output a positive signal on pin 2 or 3?

Asked by: Anonymous
Microphone uses a standard xlr cable with pin 2 being hot(+) pin 3 is ground (-) and pin 1 is the shield. This is a condenser mic so it needs phantom power +15 to 48+
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-04-09

hi. Do you ship in Italy? What are the shipping costs? thanks. Silvio

Asked by: graph
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. sales@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-26

What would be the maximum cable length for this mic ? Could I use a 50 ft cable ?? Thank you, Alex

Asked by: alexmi
This will work fine with a 50 foot cable.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-08

What do you think about using the mic for singing?

Asked by: MrAccident
This would never be a mic I would use for singing through a sound system. It is an omni mic, and feedback would be too easy to induce. You could use it to record vocals, and it might be the best $50 all-around mic you could buy. What other cheap mic has no proximity effect and is proveably without frequency anomalies? Don't use it as a handheld mic and keep singers' faces at least a foot from the capsule.I've used a test mic of similar design for an audience mic. It worked.
Answered by: Bushman
Date published: 2014-11-16

In an emergency (or on a permanent basis), what's the downside of connecting a battery for power via pins 2

Ole Phart and Golden Ear (flat to 12kHz)
Asked by: bjc my names is too short
You will need to decouple the DC voltage from the signal lines so DC does not enter the pre -amp.It can cause noise.After market phantom power units have this built in, as do the microphone pre-amps that have phantom power built in.
Answered by: alskagram
Date published: 2014-11-16

Do I really need to buy a $100 preamp for a $50 mic

I dont use mic's but I needed to test my speaker designs. Unfortunatly I seem to be caught in a "tar baby" situation. I got the EMM-6. Built the balanced cables. Needed phantom power so I bought the Behringer PS400 $22. True Audio's RTA could not see the EMM-6 on my laptop So researching TA-RTA's HELP told me that the Behringer UCA202 USB adaptor is the way to go. I buy a UCA202 $34. My laptop can now see the EMM-6 but it is way down in the noise <-60 dB at best>. Sheesh. Another answer here suggests a ART USB dual preamp $100. Do I really need all of this equipment to get a micophone <> to work? My laptop sound system has 12 dB boost. Should I use this? Does it degrade the signal with post processing? Seems like using a precision mic and running it through the volume control on a cheep phone.I have tested all the cables and am running phantom power at 48v.
Asked by: Eric
I use a Blue Icicle with my Playstation 3. I also have a $600 digital (SPDIF) mic/instrument preamp that I don't use. Yeah, the Blue Icicle is probably your best bet if you want to use it with a computer. I spent $60 on mine. I have occasionally hooked an oscilloscope up to the other pre-amp to use as an acoustic testing rig. =P
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2013-12-25
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