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Reference EN 60268-4:2004
Title Sound system equipment - Part 4: Microphones
Project Number 15370
Abstract/Scope Specifies methods of measurement for the electrical impedance, sensitivity, directional response pattern, dynamic range and external influences of sound system microphones, and also gives recommendations as to characteristics to be specified. It applies to sound system microphones for all applications for speech and music


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-03-12
Current Stage code deadline 2004-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60268-4:2004 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.50 - Accessories
Keywords Sound system equipment; Microphone
Note Superseded by EN 60268-4:2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-03-12 2004-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-03-01 2004-12-01  
5061 2004-01-26 2004-03-01  
5020 2003-10-10 2003-12-12  
4099 2002-12-20 2003-10-10  
4020 2002-07-19 2002-12-20  
3099 2002-07-16 2002-07-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-03-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-03-01


Supersedes EN 60268-4:1999
Superseded by EN 60268-4:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO 354:2003
EN 60065:2002
corr. March 2006
corr. August 2007
HD 483.1 S2:1989
HD 483.2 S2:1993
EN 60268-3:2000
corr. January 2002
EN 60268-5:2003
HD 483.11 S3:1993
EN 60268-12:1995
HD 369.3 S1:1986
HD 549 S1:1989
EN 61000-4-2:1995
EN 61000-4-3:2002
EN 61265:1995
EN 61938:1997
corr. February 1997

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