DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE
DIN EN 60268-4
Sound system equipment - Part 4: Microphones (IEC 60268-4:2014); German version EN 60268-4:2014
Elektroakustische Geräte - Teil 4: Mikrofone (IEC 60268-4:2014); Deutsche Fassung EN 60268-4:2014
This part of IEC 60268 specifies methods of measurement for the electrical impedance, sensitivity, directional response pattern, dynamic range and external influences of sound system microphones, and also details the characteristics to be specified by the manufacturer. It applies to sound system microphones for all applications for speech and music. It does not apply to measurement microphones, but it does apply to each audio channel of microphones having more than one channel, for example for stereo or similar use. It is also applicable to flush-mounted microphones and to the analogue characteristics of microphones with digital audio output. For the purposes of this International Standard, a microphone includes all such devices as transformers, pre-amplifiers, or other elements that form an integral part of the microphone, up to the output terminals specified by the manufacturer. The major characteristics of a microphone are considered in Clauses 6 to 21. Additional characteristics are considered in Annex A and Annex C. The responsible committee is Subcommittee DKE/UK 742.6 "Mikrofone und Kopfhörer" ("Microphones and earphones") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.