07.20.2009 02:59 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Audio-Technica introduces head-worn microphone
Audio-Technica has introduced the BP892 MicroSet Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone. The manufacturer said it handles high SPLs and delivers accurate sound in a tiny package.
Representing the latest in miniaturization technology, the new MicroSet utilizes a condenser capsule with a diameter of a mere 2.6mm, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. It offers an ergonomic, flexible, ultra-lightweight, under-ear design that is both comfortable to wear and highly secure.
The MicroSet hooks behind the ear and can be worn for hours without fatigue. Its contoured earpiece stays in place even on the most animated performer and does not interfere with the user’s eyeglasses. The microphone also features a new highly durable Parylene coating in either a nonreflective black or theater-beige finish.
The microphone provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for the most demanding broadcast and sound reinforcement applications. With its high-SPL capability (135dB), it is particularly useful for performers speaking at a high volume.