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Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone

Brand:|Model: EMM-6
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.
Due In: 12/29/2015
List Price$79.99
Regular Price$48.26
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Part # 390-801
  • 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

Product Details

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 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
    (25 Reviews)
  • Weight1 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone
Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone is rated 4.56 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality or noti bouth this early this year i would not work.phantom power ok ererytjing ok.exept the mic.It had no contackt to mic condnsator mic element.i used so much time haad not time to wait the garanti new mic and all that.have over 30 years i elektro so i opend itt upp and soldered both cabels back in place and a lot nicer it.s doin the job quit good.have to messure the mic.s response to se if it have change do to better contakt and such.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well - Quality control suspectWorks well plugged in to DBX PA II. My 3 star rating reflects fact that Mic case was heavily damaged and it was obviously packed that way at Dayton as outer cardboard on case and PE express box where completely undamaged. Not a big deal by itself but if they packed it with obvious damage to case it obviously makes me wonder what else gets passed QC.5 STARS for PE who promptly sent me a new case :-)
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, great micI've had mine about two years now. Measured speakers for frequency response with ARTA and a couple of other programs. Results are good and quite repeatable. While the spec's say it's good to 18 Hz, very careful ground plane measurements down to 10 Hz are repeatable and accurate enough for sub-woofer work.It's also an excellent fairly close-field recording mic for vocals and video boom work. A pair works well for piano miking.I have some uber-expensive studio mics that I never want to take "on-site" as they are fragile and require special power to the little tube inside them, so more gear to lug around. The EMM-6 is excellent for what it's good at. It's not a hand-held PA mike. It's not a long-range directional pick-up.I'll agree that 127 dB is beyond it's SPL without clipping, but for the money, I'm happy.
Date published: 2015-06-05
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
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Dayton Audio EMM-6 Electret Measurement Microphone

Does the supplied mic clip fit the threads of a standard mic stand? Specifically, the Talent MS-5B Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescopic Boom Part # 233-005?

Asked by: BrightonPE
Yes, the included clip has standard 5/8" - 27 TPI threads.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-16

What adapter do we need to go to XLR three pin to mic input jack on my sound card?

Asked by: sewerwisp
You will need a small mixer or USB to XLR adapter like the Shure in the link below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-16

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. 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: 2015-10-11
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