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The Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone is engineered to the be the most advanced and best performing parabolic microphone on the market. The microphone was developed by Bruce Rutkoski, who has professionally recorded nature sounds for over a dozen years, originated new recording techniques, and has designed many specialized recording devices. This microphone offers the professional a vastly improved parabolic microphone, with multiple connectivity without special cables, an integral tripod mount, accessory mounting provisions, and costs a fraction of competing microphones. The new, original design combines multiple techniques to increase audio gain, broaden the frequency response, reduce mic self-noise, improve isolation of the subject, and minimize handling noise. Use this parabolic microphone for sound reinforcement on football and baseball fields, recording birds and nature sounds, wildlife research, law enforcement, paranormal investigation, or anytime sounds need to amplified and isolated beyond the performance of other microphones.
The Wildtronics Stereo Parabolic Microphone includes all the features of the mono parabolic microphone, plus two additional microphones configured to capture a stereo background field at the same time as the center, dish focused sound. This is a fantastic way to zoom in on a distant subject, without missing nearby stereo sounds. You can record all three channels at once, or using a three channel mixer, control the left, right, center blend for stereo recorders. With M/S encoding techniques, the stereo/mono blend can be changed during post editing. This is the first M/S capable, combined mono/stereo parabolic microphone for sale.
There are no special or custom cables needed to connect the Wildtronics Stereo Parabolic Microphone to your amplifiers or recorders. Both standard, balanced XLR and 3.5mm connectors are conveniently located on the back panel. You can use 11-53 volt phantom power or the internal 9-volt battery. 9-volt battery life is about 100 hours, using all three outputs at once, so you can save battery life in your other equipment by turning off it's phantom power.
The stereo microphones use two-dimensional audio booster discs that increase the audio signal and help separate the left and right channels. The stereo microphone may be used inside the parabolic dish, or by itself. The separator plate, between the two microphones, can be removed with thumb screws. Without the separator plate, the two microphones can be summed as an array, with a mixer, to create a low noise mono near field.
You may have heard of stereo parabolic microphones before, but those position the two microphones at the focal point of the parabola. Since a parabolic microphone focuses on a single distant point, it is by definition, strictly a monaural source, and cannot be true stereo. The Wildtronics Stereo Parabolic Microphone has it's stereo microphones shielded from the focal point, at the open end of the parabolic dish, allowing proper near field stereo capture. The separator plate is used to further improve the stereo separation. The parabolic dish further improves the rear sound isolation and forward gain of the stereo microphone pair.
The lightweight aluminum alloy parts are powder coated for durability. A black, low reflectivity finish is used throughout to increase stealth. A 1/4-20 thread, in the bottom of the solid high-strength handle, allows easy attachment to a tripod. An optional Accessory Bar Kit is available that allows versatile mounting of additional equipment. With the Accessory Bar Kit, you can mount cameras, tripods, recorders, preamps, wireless transmitters, and install the included dual handles that give improved comfort and superb balance.
Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone Specifications PDF download.
Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone Instruction Manual PDF download.
Made in the USA, RoHS lead free, with CE conformity.
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