General Description

The DuraPlex DH5 omnidirectional headset microphone is ideal for both speech and performance applications that require durability and minimal visibility. The bendable lightweight headset features switchable boom mounting placement and a neutral clear design to be used with any DH5 color variant. The certified IP57 rated headset can withstand challenging conditions involving sweat and dust for use in theater, corporate events, and TV broadcast applications. Each microphone is supplied with a storage pouch, single tie clip, vocal presence frequency response cap, snap fit windscreen, foam windscreen, and TA4F threaded adapter.

Features

  • IP57 Certified dust resistant and waterproof/sweatproof headset
  • 5mm omnidirectional subminiature design for discrete placement and improved gain before feedback
  • 1.6mm PLEX Cable technology, paintable cable, and no memory effect
  • Professional sound quality for speech and performance applications
  • High RF immunity, compatible with digital wireless systems without RF interference
  • Attachable Presence Cap included for tailored frequency response in speech applications
  • Included furnished accessories for storage, mounting options, and wind protection
  • TA4F and LEMO terminations for variable wireless system connectivity
  • Universal clear headset frame with switchable boom mount placement
  • Available in Black, Tan, Cocoa finishes

Care and Maintenance

The DuraPlex omnidirectional microphone has been IP57 dust-protected, waterproof rated by extensive internal tests, so you can clean it using distilled water and a mild detergent when necessary.

Adjusting the Headband and Microphone

➀ Adjust headband width.
➁ Adjust the earhooks, slide the boom arm in the boom pivot, and twist the pivot to adjust height and length.
➂ Bend boom arm into place. Adjust position.
➃ Use presence cap or leave off.

Important:

  • Use slide-fit windscreen with the presence cap
  • Use snap-fit windscreen without the presence cap

Reversing the Boom

The microphone boom can be positioned on the left or right side of the head.

  1. Squeeze the earpiece towards the headband.
  2. Push out the boom arm and boom pivot.
  3. On the other side, repeat the steps to remove the boom pivot.
  4. Move the boom arm to the preferred side, ensuring that the boom arm is placed in the slot in the boom pivot.
  5. Squeeze each earpiece towards the headband to push boom pivots back into place.

Presence Cap

Frequency Response

Attaching the Windscreen

There are two windscreens for use with the DuraPlex microphone:

  1. A slide-fit windscreen for use with the presence cap

  2. A snap-fit windscreen for use without the presence cap

    Note: Do not use the snap-fit windscreen with the presence cap--the presence cap can become caught inside the snap-fit windscreen.

Using the Collar Clip

Accessories

Furnished Accessories

Furnished Accessories DH5 Black DH5 Tan DH5 Cocoa
Single Tie Clip 95A43715 95A43715 95A43715
Presence Cap 65A44182 65B44182 65C44182
Snap-Fit Windscreen 95A16167 95B16167 95C16167
Foam Windscreen 95A43438 95B43438 95C43438
Sticky Mount 66A44183 66A44183 66A44183
Case 95A44075 95A44075 95A44075

Threaded TA4F Adapter

95A29490 95A29490 95A29490

Accessories are available in Black (/B), Tan (/T), AND Cocoa (/C) color varieties. Please consult your Shure representative for available options.

Optional Accessories

TA4F/TQG XLR Preamplifier RPM400TQG
Lemo XLR Preamplifier RPM400LEMO

Replacement Parts

Description Black Tan Cocoa
1 Presence Cap, qty. 5 RPMDL4FC/B RPMDL4FC/T RPMDL4FC/C
2 Foam Windscreen, qty. 3 RPMDL4WS/B RPMDL4WS/T RPMDL4WS/C
3 Snap-fit Windscreen, qty. 3 RPMDL4SFWS/B RPMDL4SFWS/T RPMDL4SFWS/C
4 Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, Lemo Connector RPMDH5B/O-LM3 RPMDH5T/O-LM3 RPMDH5C/O-LM3
Microphone Boom Arm and Cable Assembly, MTQG Connector RPMDH5B/O-MTQG RPMDH5T/O-MTQG RPMDH5C/O-MTQG
5 Boom Pivot, qty. 4 RPMDH5PIVOT RPMDH5PIVOT RPMDH5PIVOT
6 Boom Mount, qty. 4 RPMDH5BM RPMDH5BM RPMDH5BM
7 Headset Frame, qty. 1 RPMDHSF RPMDHSF RPMDHSF
Single Tie Clip, qty. 3 RPMDL4STC/B RPMDL4STC/T RPMDL4STC/C
Dual Tie Clip, qty. 3 RPMDL4DTC/B RPMDL4DTC/T RPMDL4DTC/C
DL4 Sticky Mount, qty. 3 RPMDL4SM RPMDL4SM RPMDL4SM
DH5 Case, Headsset RPMDH5CASE RPMDH5CASE RPMDH5CASE
TA4F XLR Preamp RPM400TQG RPM400TQG RPM400TQG
LEMO XLR Preamp RPM400LEMO RPM400LEMO RPM400LEMO

Threaded Mount Instructions

Wiring and Termination

Typical Wiring Table

Series Cable Construction Electrical Design Polarity Replacement Connector For Use With Wiring Line Art (From Solder Side)
DL4-LEMO 1.6mm cable with single conductor and shield 3 wire with additional bias on pin 3 Positive with respect to ground WA416 Shure Lemo Bodypacks (AD1/ADX1-Lemo, Shure UR1M-Lemo, ULXD1-Lemo)

Red wire: Audio/Bias(2)

Blue wire: Audio(3

Shield: Ground(1)

DL4-MTQG 1.6mm cable with 2 conductors, 2 shield wires and shield 3-Wire Positive with respect to ground WA430 All Shure TA4F Bodypacks

Red wire: Bias(2)

Blue wire: Audio(3)

Shield wire: Ground(1)

Shield: Ground (Shell)

Note: The conductors have a black, protective coating that you must remove with isopropyl alcohol to see their actual color.

MTQG Connector Assembly

Exploded View

Note: Make sure to solder the shield to ground collar.

Assembled View

Specifications 

Note:

  • All specification values are based on using a typical bodypack with 5 V bias input or the RPM400MTQG preamplifier. When using the RPM400LEMO amplifier, refer to the RPM400LEMO specifications.
  • All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.

Microphone Capsule

MEMS

Polar Pattern

Omnidirectional

Frequency Response

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Sensitivity

-42.5 dBV at 1 kHz [1]

Self-Noise, A-Weighted, Equivalent Acoustical

31 dB SPL-A

Signal-To-Noise Ratio [2]

63.0 dB

Maximum SPL [3]

132.0 dB SPL,1 kHz at 1% THD, typical

Dynamic Range

101.0 dB typical

Microphone Current Draw

220 µA, maximum

Bias Voltage

Recommended Operating Voltage

5 V DC, 2.6 V DC minimum

Housing

Molded ABS

Polarity

MTQG Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 3 with respect to pin 1
LEMO Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 3 with respect to pin 1

Cable Diameter

1.6 mm

Cable Length

66 in. (1.67 m)

Net Weight

DL4 15.0 g(0.53 oz.)
DH5 20.0 g(0.7 oz.)
[1]1 Pa=94 dB SPL[2]

S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted

[3]

THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL

Dimensions

Cable Length Cable Diameter Microphone Length Microphone Diameter Boom Length
DH5-MTQG, DH5-LEMO 66 in. (1.67M) 1.6MM 14.5MM 5.2MM 13.6CM

Certifications

This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance

Authorized European representative:

Shure Europe GmbH

Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa

Department: EMEA Approval

Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0

Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4

Email: info@shure.de