The SP-MMC-3 microphone is very small one piece microphone that can be plugged into any recorder (DAT, MiniDisc or analog) or computer that supplies bias voltage of between 1.5 and 10 Volts DC at the microphone input jack. Many of the recorders on the market today include this feature, commonly called “plug in power’. The body of the microphone and connector are covered in black rubber for durability. The microphone is attached to the connector and is spring-loaded to save wear and tear on the mic jack of the recorder it’s plugged into. The microphone is very small measuring 3.5″ long and about .5” wide.
The premium Audio Technica AT853 microphone element that used in this microphone several available pick-up patterns (choose from option box above). It offers the professional recordist exceptional sound quality at reasonable price, and offer performance unequaled in this price range. removable premium foam windscreen is included at no extra cost.
This microphone, connected in this manner, is perfect for recording lectures, business meetings, interviews, etc. With the omnidirectional element, it picks up from all directions very well, and with exceptional clarity. Using the Sub-Cardioid element, it will pick up more in the direction is is pointed. With the Cardioid element, it will mostly pick up sounds from the direction it is aimed and with the Hyper-Cardioid element, it will pick up much like the Cardioid, but with an even tighter pickup pattern. The Sub/Cardioid/Hyper Cardioid elements are especially useful in situations where there is background noise that you are trying to reduce in your recording.
The SP-MMM-3 microphone has wide, flat frequency response and very natural and accurate sound, providing deep, solid bass, smooth midrange and clean highs. It has very wide dynamic range, and will handle very high sound pressure levels without distortion or clipping when combined with one of our battery modules.
Signal To Noise Ratio: 67dB, kHz at Pa
Dynamic Range: 83dB without battery module, 98dB with battery moduleFrequency Response: Omni-Directional 20-20,000 Hz all others 30 20,000 Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -43 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level: 110 dB SPL, kHz at 1% T.H.D. (125dB when powered by our battery module)
Wide frequency responseCan be used directly with recorder that has “plug-in-power” or with battery moduleSuperior audio performance for professional/high end applicationsAlso available wired for “Dual mono” so that the mono signal appears on both channels of stereo recorder. Order “dual mono” option above. NOTE: Dual Mono version will not work with true mono recorders (like dictation recorders, etc). It is only for use with stereo recorders where you want the sound to be recorded on both channels.